Annual UWEA’s Event 2021 “Wind power sector of Ukraine: transition from “green” tariff to market conditions”

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Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, not only provide humankind with the cleanest and most sustainable energy, but have already become the most affordable and cheapest energy source in the world. Wind energy plays a key role in the global green energy transition and in the fight against climate change. The efficiency of modern wind turbines and the availability of wind energy resource at the local level make wind technologies competitive to fossil fuel ones, a significant part of which is imported to both EU countries and Ukraine.

The improvement and lowered cost of wind technologies facilitate their usage in the market conditions. This trend can be found in many countries around the world, where wind technologies have become widespread. In 2019 the Ukrainian wind power sector surpassed 1 gigawatt installed capacity. It remains critically important to undertake further steps. The transition to a law-carbon economy in line with the international commitments undertaken by Ukraine, the need to decommission obsolete nuclear units in the near future, create the preconditions for increasing wind power capacity.

The annual conference of the Ukrainian Wind Energy association, which this year is organized in partnership with WindEurope, is dedicated to an expert discussion on further development of the national wind power sector in transition from feed-in tariff to market-based conditions.

The list of conference speakers includes Acting Ministry of Energy of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, Chairman of the Management Board of NPC Ukrenergo Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Vyacheslav Shapovalov, Members of the Parliament of Ukraine, international experts from Bloomberg NEF, Wood Mackenzie, as well as representatives from leading national industry players.

Speakers will cover a wide range of topics from the role of wind power in sustainable development of Ukraine and Europe, to market–based initiatives. Production and use of “green” hydrogen is another important issue.

The Conference will be held for two days – 20 and 21 April, 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00  (EET). Due to quarantine restrictions, the conference will be held online.

Conference languages – Ukrainian and English (with simultaneous translation)

Register here: https://forms.gle/nrXGzyRYp7RnWqhg8