The share of renewables in electricity production

According to the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission on the basis of the results of the third quarter of 2019, the structure of electricity production in Ukraine is as follows:

  • NPPs – 53.7%;
  • TPPs – 30.8%;
  • CHPPs – 6.8%;
  • HPPs, PSPPs – 4.9%;
  • Renewables – 3.7%.

In turn, among the clean energy sources, wind farms and solar power plants accounted for about 90% of electricity production, 30% and 60% respectively. The rest – 10% are distributed between small hydros (5%) and production from biogas/biomass (5%).

The National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission noted that during the third quarter 955.5 MW of new capacities were commissioned, of which 97.8% are wind farms and solar power plants. Most of the facilities were built in Dnipropetrovsk region – 388.5 MW. It is followed by Zaporizhzhia region – 166.9 MW, and Mykolaiv – 144.2 MW.

The total installed capacity of renewable energy facilities now amounts to 4,591.1 MW, which is more than 2 times higher than at the end of 2018.

Recall, on October 1, 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy until 2020, which provides for an increase in the share of renewable energy in the total balance of electricity production to 11%. But according to the results of 2018, this figure reached only 2%.

Tags: renewable energy, solar energy, wind energy

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