Ukraine loses about 80% of wind power generation due to Russia's full-scale war
Ukraine's Energy Minister Halushchenko says that Ukraine has lost about 80% of its wind power generation due to Russia's full-scale invasion
Halushchenko said this on the air of Ukrainian Radio, reports the Government Portal.
"Most wind farms are located in the south of the country, where there are suitable climatic conditions for this - first of all, the required wind speed. Unfortunately, today this part of the territory is temporarily occupied, and almost all wind generation has been lost," the minister explained.
Nevertheless, he informed that a wind farm was launched in the Mykolaiv region this year, adding 114 MW to the system.
According to Halushchenko, the Black and Azov Sea shelves have the greatest potential for wind power development, but during the war there is no opportunity to develop them. At the same time, international companies are interested in investing in the development of wind generation in Ukraine.
"But we already have a huge number of interested companies from all over the world that will come to Ukraine's wind generation after our victory. We maintain constant communication with our partners, who are happy to come to Ukraine, to the wind generation, the potential of which we estimate at about 140 GW of electricity," Halushchenko summarized.
As of August 31, 24 thermal power generation units with a capacity of over 4,300 MW have been repaired or are under repair in Ukraine. This is more than 60% of the total.