Rosatom will start building WPPs across Russia, says the division’s press service – Business & Economy
ROSTOW-AM-DON, September 7th / TASS /. NovaWind Company, a division of Rosatom dedicated to wind energy, is considering building wind turbines (WPP) in all regions of Russia if possible, a source on the company’s press service told TASS on Tuesday.
“The current program for electricity supply contracts [under which the development of renewable energy sources is supported by the state – TASS] already planned, while we are considering all possible territories of the country in the program for electricity supply contracts 2.0, “said the press service.
The list of regions in which the company will implement its wind power projects in the future will be clarified after the results of the competition under the program for electricity supply contracts 2.0 are announced, the company added.
NovaWind is Rosatom’s new division that focuses the Russian nuclear company’s efforts on advanced areas of power generation technology. The company was founded in September 2017. NovaWind has consolidated all of Rosatom’s wind turbines to take responsibility for its wind power strategy. In order to achieve its ambitious goal, the company has acquired completely new competencies, which include wind farm management, series production of wind turbines, product development, marketing and sales as well as after-sales support.
Government measures to encourage the construction of renewable energy generation plants that provide a return on investment with guaranteed income will remain in place until 2024, although almost all projects have been selected for this program. Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Mikhail Ivanov previously said that the state support program for the development of renewable energy sources will allow Russian companies to almost double the capacity for the production of power generation equipment, increasing it to 2.6 GW per year by 2035 As part of the expansion of the program to promote green electricity, it is proposed to deepen the localization of plants for the generation of renewable energies in Russia and to transfer the need to export manufactured components for renewable energies to investors.