The capacity of facilities generating electricity from renewable sources of energy in Ukraine by the end of 2019 could reach 5.473 GW, which is 2.6 times (by 3.356 GW) more than at the end of 2018.
This is evidenced by the presentation posted on the website of the National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER).
Over the year, the total capacity of wind farms will be 1.136 GW (2.1 times more than the amount established at the end of 2018), solar stations some 4.087 GW (three times more), biomass some 140 MW (42.8% more), and small hydroelectric plants some 110 MW (up by 11.1%).
The estimated cost of energy produced from renewable energy sources in the period will double to UAH 28.016 billion.
According to the commission, as of September 10, the total installed capacity of renewable energy facilities was 3.387 GW. Since the beginning of this year, Ukraine has installed 1.27 GW of “green” capacities, which is 1.7 times more than for the whole of 2018.
Annual production of electricity from renewable energy sources, taking into account objects commissioned until 2020, will exceed 7.5 billion kWh, while annual payments for energy resources at feed-in tariffs will be EUR1.3 billion, according to the presentation posted on the website of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry.
It is reported that by the end of 2019 some 2.7 GW of renewable energy capacity will be additionally commissioned. Taking into account ‘green’ capacities put into operation by 2021, annual payments could amount to about EUR 1.8 billion, which corresponds to the payments made by Energoatom for 55% of electricity it generates (in 2018 prices).
The ministry said, with reference to the calculations of Ukrenergo, that additional costs to cover unbalances in the power system, which will arise due to the difficult predictability of alternative generation, could amount to EUR 300-900 million (depending on the price in the balancing market).
According to the ministry, in 2018, the total amount paid to producers of electricity from renewable energy sources on feed-in tariffs was EUR 560 million (including VAT), which corresponds to 7.9% of the total cost of electricity generated in the country with the share of sales being 1.9%