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Bulgaria’s NEK begins rehabilitation of Sestrimo HPP


Bulgarian state-owned National Electricity Company, NEK, has launched works on the rehabilitation of Sestrimo hydro power plant (HPP), the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) said on Friday. The works will leave the 240 MW plant with only half of its capacity available, IBEX said in a notice. Works are expected to be completed on July…

Fortum-Rusnano fund greenlights 100-MW wind project in Russia


Wind energy in Russia: Siemens Gamesa will supply 57 of its Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform wind turbines to the Kola wind farm


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second wind power order in Russia from Enel Russia, one of the country’s independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines. The scope of the agreement includes supply, installation and commissioning of 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform wind turbines at the Kola…

Four wind farms will appear in the Rostov region before 2024


Several wind power plants are expected to appear in the Rostov region before 2024. According to Vasiliy Golubev, Governor of the region, the facilities will be built on the shore of the Azov Sea, near the Tsimlyansk reservoir, in the Dubovsky area, in the town of Gukovo, and more. A number of big companies operating…

Russia tender hugely oversubscribed


Applications totalling 2.21GW have already been submitted in the procurement process, suggesting fierce competition. Successful bidders will secure power supply contracts, under which they will receive top-up payments for 15 years. Last year’s tender was divided among three large players: Finnish Fortum with Rusnano secured a 1GW portfolio of projects; VetroOGK, part of Rosatom, won…

Russian wind industry group seeks OEMs for local production


June 6 (Renewables Now) – The Russian Association of Wind Power Industry (RAWI) today issued an invitation to original equipment operators (OEMs) of wind turbines to form partnerships with the aim of setting up production in Russia. Two cooperation models are being considered — a joint venture or the acquisition of a licence, the organisation…

Enel Russia plans to put into operation wind farm in Rostov region in 2020


The wind park located in the Murmansk region is expected to be put into operation in December 2021. “The first wind farm will be commissioned in December 2020, the second one, in Murmansk, is scheduled for December 2021,” she noted. Earlier it was reported that Enel Russia was investing €132 million in a project for…

China’s Installed Capacity Grows 7.6% in 2017


China’s installed power capacity in 2017 grew 7.6% compared to the end of 2016 and now stands at 1,777 GW—higher than U.S. installed capacity of 1,198 GW as of December 2017. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, which released a “statistical communiqué” on national economic and social development on February 28, of China’s total…

Wind farm of 69 MW planned for Russia’s Leningrad region


March 28 (Renewables Now) – The chairman of the Russian Association of Wind Industry (RAWI), Igor Bryzgunov, has joined hands with the owner of shipping company Onego Shipping, Alexander Roslyakov, to build a 69-MW wind farm in Leningrad region, northwestern Russia. The proposed plant will be located in the Volkhov district and is slated for…

Rusnano sets up tower JV with Spanish firm


Windar Renovables will set up a manufacturing facility in Russia with Rusnano Production at Rusnano’s plant in Rostov will start by the end of the current year, the companies said. According to Alisher Kalanov, head of Rusnano’s department of perspective projects in the fuel and energy unit, Rusnano will invest around RUB 1 billion ($18…