KYIV. Oct 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The installed capacity of facilities producing electricity from renewable sources in Ukraine in January-September 2017 increased by 18%, to 1,320 MW, Dmytro Vovk, the head of the National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER), has said.
“At an open meeting, according to the law, we’ve just approved tariffs for the fourth quarter and summed up the results of the nine months of 2017: we commissioned 201 MW of new capacity, which is 3.7 times more than in the same period in 2016, solar power plants account for 83% of new facilities, the average unit capacity is 6 MW and, for the first time in many years, facilities with a capacity of more than 10 MW appeared, the total installed capacity of renewable energy sources in the nine months rose by 18% and is 1,320 MW,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
According to the NCER, the share of renewable energy sources in total electricity production for the first nine months of 2017 was 1.58%. At the same time, the share of such generation in the total cost of electricity produced is 8%.