DTEK to start investing in solar power plants starting from 10 MW plant in Kherson region – DTEK CEO
DTEK intends to invest in construction of solar power plants, DTEK CEO Maksym Timchenko has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
He said that the pilot project will be construction of a 10 MW solar power plant in Kherson region.
"The project is small, for 10 MW, but we want to try. I think that we would expand this pilot project if there were financing. This is our investment in the future, new generation," he said.
Timchenko said that DTEK also intends to expand its portfolio of wind generation.
"Today, despite the current situation, we are in the active phase of talks with General Electric on building a new 200 MW plant – Prymorska wind farm… If we were able to form a pool of banks which would not be afraid of investing in Ukraine and come to an arrangement with GE, the development of wind generation would accelerate," he said.
He said that the company is mulling construction of up to 1 GW of green generation facilities in coming five years.
As reported, in 2011, DTEK started building Botiyeve wind farm in Zaporizhia region and in October 2012 the first phase was launched. At present, the installed capacity of the farm is 200 MW. The share of DTEK of the Ukrainian renewable energy market in 2015 was 13%.