russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to destroy half of Ukraine’s renewables capacity

russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to destroy half of Ukraine’s renewables capacity

russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to destroy half of Ukraine’s #renewables #capacity.

▪ 47% of the installed capacity of renewable power plants is located in the southern regions, where active hostilities are ongoing now. Thus, the vast majority of wind power plants in Ukraine (89% of installed capacity) are built in the southern regions with the greatest wind potential – Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa. Another 9% are located in close proximity to regions with active hostilities. More than half of the wind power plants have already shut down.

▪ 37% of onshore, 35% of roof / facade solar power plants and almost half (48%) of biomass plants and 29% of biogas plants were also in areas of active hostilities. 

▪ Currently, some renewable power plants have suspended their operation. As far as, wind turbines, solar panels, power lines, electrical equipment of power plants and substations are systematically destroyed. On top of that, the russian army steal power plant equipment.

▪ Therefore, the damage caused by russian invasion to the property of Ukrainian and international business must be compensated through international litigation.  

🔹 Over the last decade, Ukraine has achieved significant results in the development of renewable energy sector. According to the Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy (UARE), the capital investment in renewable energy in Ukraine amounts to over 12 billion USD. According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Energy, the share of RES in the energy balance of Ukraine should have reached 9% by the end of 2022.

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