Wind Power Generation in Russia Increases by 78.9% in 2022 Q1



The System Operator of the Unified Energy System (SO UES) has published a monthly report on the actual performance record of the facilities operating thanks to the RES CDA programme in March 2022.

According to the SO UES report, the installed capacity of the wind farms certified and operating in the Russian wholesale electricity and power market is 1,937.7 MW. Of these, 85.4 MW are in the Middle Volga interconnected system, Ulyanovsk Oblast and 1,852.3 MW are in the South interconnected system, Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov Oblasts, Stavropol Krai, as well as the Republics of Kalmykia and Adygea.

Wind power generation in March 2022 amounted to 532.3 million kWh, which is 53.8% higher on a year-on-year basis. Since the beginning of the year, wind power generation has increased to 1,586.3 million kWh which is a 78.9% icnrease relative to the same last year.

It is noteworthy that in March, in the Astrakhan power utility system (part of the South interconnected system), the system operator dispatcher (grid manager) requested to limit the power output to the grid. The peak load management limitation was 26 MW then. This is the first time since the beginning of 2022 that power output was limited.

The Rostov Oblast remains the leader in wind power generation in Russia with 169,919 thousand kWh of power generated in March and 556,709 kWh in the 2022 Q1, which is over 35% of overall Russian wind power generation during the period.

To learn more on the report, please visit the website of the System Operator of the Unified Energy System (in Russian).