New renewable energy generating facilities with a total installed capacity of 160.1 MW were launched in Ukraine in July-September 2018, which is 2.4 times more than a year ago, the press service of the National Commission for the State Regulation of Energy, Housing and Utilities Services (NCER) has reported. “The share of wind farms and solar power plants is 97% of all facilities launched,” the commission said.
Wind farms with a total capacity of 7MW, solar power plants of 148.8 MW, biogas plants of 3.6 MW and small hydroelectric power plants of 0.7 MW were launched in Q3 2018.
Thus, as of October 1, 2018, Ukraine has wind farms with a total capacity of 522.4 MW, solar power plants – 1.096 GW, biomass plants – 43.8 MW, biogas plants – 44.6 MW, small hydroelectric power plants – 96.4 MW.
The total installed capacity of renewable energy facilities is 1.8 GW (not taking into account annexed Crimea where wind farms of 494.9 MW were launched earlier).
Today, the share of renewable energy of total electricity generation in Ukraine is 1.8%, and the share of the total cost of electricity is 8.3%.