Agreements signed by Norwegian firms for green investment in Ukraine

Ukraine and Norway launched several strategic initiatives in the field of energy efficiency and clean energy at the Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum 2019.

A number of agreements between Norwegian and Ukrainian companies were signed at the forum in different sectors of the economy:

- Norway's Norsk Solar will join the installation of a 9.2 megawatt solar power plant in the Kiev region.
- the Norwegian company Scatec Solar will participate in the installation of 150 MW solar power capacity in the Mykolaiv region.
- Norwegian company NBT intends to participate in the installation of about 750 MW of wind energy in the Zaporozhye region.



SOLAR Ukraine 2019 fair

The second international exhibition dedicated to the generation and use of solar energy in Ukraine, "Ukraine SOLAR 2019" will be held 9-12 April 2019, at the exhibition center "KyivExpoPlaza" with the new location. Berezivka, the Kiev region.

SOLAR 2019 Ukraine takes place simultaneously with Ukraine's largest exhibition "ElcomUkraine 2019: Energy, Electricity", which takes place for 23 years of operation.

The main benefits of participating in exhibitions are the common audience of visitors and visitors, whose number is more than 10,000.

Theme of the exhibition:

Solar photovoltaic modules and modules
Solar panels
Mono-crystalline modules
Thin Film Modules
Solar energy storage systems
Monitoring, measurement and control systems for solar plants
Solar devices
PV components (cables, connectors, trackers, distribution boxes, etc.)
Mounting systems, mounting accessories
Materials and components for the production of solar photocells
Solar power stations:
Operation and maintenance of solar power plants
Design and development of solar power plants

Organizer: Euroindex Company

The official site of the exhibition is:



ZX Lidars achieves world-first wind Lidar measurements from a drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind in what is believed to be a world-first. ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidars to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally.

The company has now achieved accurate wind Lidar measurements from a commercially-available drone (an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for demonstration purposes, and trialed the system successfully during summer 2018 with excellent data rates and sensitivity.

“ZX Lidars is a pioneer of wind Lidar technology – we were the first on turbines, the first offshore… now we’re the first to fly on a small drone” announced ZX Lidars’ Managing Director, Ian Locker. “This and other trials conducted since 2015 only stand to further confirm that our core technology is accurate, reliable and robust lending itself perfectly to a range of applications such as Drone Wind Lidar.”

Dr Michael Harris, Director of Science at ZX Lidars, has pioneered wind Lidar for the wind energy industry for nearly 20 years, and has been the driving force behind this latest innovation.

2018 Drone Wind Lidar trial results will be presented at the Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) 2019.



EBRD arranging syndicated loan of €150 million to SyvashEnergoProm

The EBRD is supporting energy security and reduced pollution in Ukraine by arranging a syndicated loan of €150 million loan for the construction of a 250 MW wind farm in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.

The loan will be extended to the local developer SyvashEnergoProm LLC, co-owned by renewable energy groups Total Eren of France and NBT of Norway, for the construction of the initial 133 MW phase.  The farm is expected to begin power generation by the end of 2019.

source EBRD 


Cooperation between Norway and Ukraine in green energy

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman, noted that the Norway-Ukraine partnership is a trusted partnership and the Norwegian company is one of the most desirable investors because of their advanced technology and high standards of business conduct. Affirmation was made at the meeting with the Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Mr. Ole Terje Horpestada.

Priority areas of the partnership include energy efficiency and renewable energy. Given the potential of Norwegian energy companies in Ukraine, the parties drew attention to legislative incentives and a planned transition to a system of auctions that would form a transparent competition on the market.

It is important that more than 50 Norwegian companies already work in Ukraine, including in the sector energetic "green". The planned volumes of Norwegian investment in this area reach hundreds of millions dollars.

Norwegian company NBT intends to participate in the installation of a 250 MW wind power plant in the Herson region. The total investment volume will be about 370 million euros. Consideration is also given to the possibility of setting up a 750 MW wind farm in the Zaporizhhya region. Volume total investment is 1.2 billion euros.

Representatives of international companies and organizations, in particular: Solar Scatec, AICE Hydro, DNV-GL, Norsk Solar, Pro Energy and others, took part in the discussion on potential joint energy projects cleanse.

The meeting took place before the official visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman to Norway, to be held in late January 2018.

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Romgaz (Romania) and SOCAR (Azerbaijan) have entered into a partnership to collaborate in large-scale international projects

Azero company officials have shown interest in exploring and exploiting offshore, in partnership with Romgaz, Black Sea gas, if the Romanian company decides to get involved in this project.

It was mentioned the possibility of collaborating on Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) pipelines and the TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP) gas pipeline, whose project financing procedure by raising EUR 3.9 billion ended at the end of last year (December 2018).

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EBRD quadrupled the size of its Green Cities programme

The EBRD quadrupled the size of its Green Cities programme in support of environmentally friendly municipal investments to almost €1 billion.

Cities represent one of the greatest opportunities to address climate change and environmental degradation, since they account for 70 per cent of energy use and 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

The EBRD Green Cities programme addresses challenges that are particularly urgent in the regions where the Bank operates. In many cases, obsolete urban infrastructure is severely affecting the quality of life of citizens, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and preventing communities from adapting to climate change.

EBRD Green Cities grew in 2018 after a first €250 million of funding, designed to last five years, was mostly committed within just two years. In October, the EBRD approved a further €700 million of funding, expanding the number of cities that can be supported.

source : EBRD


EU Sustainable Energy Awards can be submitted online until February 4, 2019.

The awards are part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), organized by the European Commission (Directorate General for Energy and EASME), which will take place from June 17 to June 21.

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards are a major feature of the annual EUSEW Policy Conference.
EU Sustainable Energy Awards can be submitted online until February 4, 2019.

Application can be make hire

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Romania: Nuclearelectrica will increase its capital

Nuclearelectrica (SNN) shareholders approved in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (AGEA) on Friday, January 4, the increase of the share capital of the energy producer by about 0.41 million lei, according to a report sent to the Bucharest Stock Exchange ) at the end of last week.

The increase will be made through the in-kind contribution of the state, with a land of Cernavoda, with an area of 34,170 square meters, after obtaining the certificate of ownership attested by the Ministry of Industry and Resources, according to the press release.


Industrial output prices grow in November with 4% in the euro area

Industrial production prices rose in November with 4% in the euro area and in the European Union, compared to the same period in 2017, according to data released yesterday by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat).

Most countries reported increases in industrial producer prices in November, with most significant advances being recorded in Belgium (9.3%), Denmark (9.2%) and Estonia (8.6%), followed by Latvia and Hungary 6.9%), Cyprus (6.8%), Sweden (6.7%), Slovakia (5.9%) and Romania (5.8%). The only decrease was recorded in Ireland (minus 0.6%).

According to Eurostat data, industrial production prices decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU in November compared to the previous month.

The largest monthly increases in industrial producer prices were reported in Estonia (1.7%), Denmark (1.2%) and Sweden (0.8%), and the most significant decline in Greece (minus 2.7% ), The Netherlands (minus 1.4%), Lithuania and the UK (both minus 1.3%).

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