The Ulyanovsk Oblast Development Corporation became a member of the Russian Association of Wind Power Industry (RAWI) in October 2018.
The development of the wind power industry is a priority for the Ulyanovsk Oblast. For about four years, the region has been working in this direction and has achieved positive results by now. First of all, the wind farms are being built. The first in Russia wholesale park of the Finnish company Fortum with a capacity of 35 megawatts has been built here, and since 2019 it has been providing energy to the region’s general energy network. Furthermore, the Wind Development Investment Fund jointly established by Fortum PJSC and RUSNANO JSC began the construction of a second wind park of a bigger capacity, 50 MW, this summer. In prospect, there are plans to build a number of wind farms in different parts of the Oblast.
The wind energy industry components production localization is ongoing; Vestas is building an enterprise for the production of wind turbine blades in Ulyanovsk. At the same time, work is also being done in the direction of personnel training: a specialized department of wind power has been established on the basis of the Ulyanovsk State Technical University.
In addition, the Ulyanovsk Oblast is actively involved in carrying out activities aimed at the development of renewable energy in Russia. In May 2018, the head of the region Sergey Morozov and the head of Elektrifikatsiya JSC, Vladimir Zatynaiko, with the assistance of the RAWI, signed an agreement on holding the International Wind Energy Forum ARWE-2019 in the region in 2019.
As Sergey Vasin, CEO of the the Ulyanovsk Oblast Development Corporation, noted, joining the RAWI will provide access to analytical materials, help to keep abreast of the latest trends in the wind industry and to establish new contacts with companies in the industry, which are potential investors intending to locate their production facilities in Russian regions.
The RAWI Chairman Igor Bryzgunov noted that he considers the cooperation with the region, the leader in developing wind energy in Russia, an act of goodwill and new opportunities for attracting the wind generators components manufacturers to the market.
Members of RAWI can access contacts of company’s responsible executives in their personal cabinet.