NERC to issue solar power generation licenses to three Crimea Solar companies
The National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) will issue solar electricity generation licenses to Crimea Solar 3 Ltd., Crimea Solar 4 Ltd. and Crimea Solar 5 Ltd. (all based in Crimea'sSimferopol district).
The decision to grant the licenses to the companies for the production of electricity for five years was made by the commission at a meeting on Thursday.
A company representative said at the meeting that the peak capacity of the Crimea Solar 3 and Crimea Solar 4 stations is 1.5 MW each, and that of Crimea Solar 5 is 2 MW. The stations have been completed and certified.
As reported, Activ Solar (Kyiv) registered the Crimea Solar 1, Crimea Solar 2, Crimea Solar 3, Crimea Solar 4, and Crimea Solar 5 for the construction of five solar power plants in the Rodnykove village in Crimea. Two stations with a peak capacity of 1 MW and 1.5 MW have been put in operation and obtained feed-in tariffs.
According to an informed source, Activ Solar is mulling the construction of solar power plants with a total capacity of 600 MW in Crimea, and 420 MW in Odesa region.
In particular, it is planned to construct a solar power plant with a capacity of 20 MW in the village of Rodnykove, a 100 MW plant in Trudove, an 80 MW station in the village of Perove (Simferopol district), and a 100 MW plant in the village of Okhotnykove (Saki district).
The cost of each megawatt will be UAH 48 million (EUR 4.54 million at the current currency exchange rate). At the same time, according to data reported earlier by an Activ Solar representative at a meeting of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, the average price per megawatt of a solar power station will be EUR 2.7 million.
According to the company, the payback period of the first two stations of Activ Solar will be seven years, and that of five solar stations in the Rodnykove village will be about 10 years. The operating life of the solar cells is 25 years.
The owner of Activ Solar is Activ Solar Holding (Austria). The main owner of Activ Solar Holding is SLAV Beteiligung GmbH, the Austrian asset of Andriy and Serhiy Kliuyev.