The Rostov Oblast stands ready to offer investors 15 sites for wind farms. This was announced by Igor Burakov, General Director of the Investment development Agency of the Rostov Oblast.
According to him, all sites have the necessary properties to install new wind capacities.
In 2020, the region ranked first in terms of installed wind capacity among Russian regions. The first 350 MW of wind farms were commissioned at the territory of Krasnosulinsky and Kamensky districts. Wind farms with a cumulative capacity of over 700 MW are slated to be built in the region by 2024.
“Now we together with NovaWind and other investors are considering east of the region. The next priority location is the territories on the coast of the Taganrog Bay. Another location is the Donetsk ridge. These are promising areas in terms of wind resources,” said Igor Burakov.
To locate new wind farms, the local government chosen areas which are attractive in terms of wind load, as well as those where there would be an opportunity to “get connected the [national power] grid at low cost.”
Igor Burakov noted that in some of these areas the average annual wind speed is 8 m/s, which is one of the basic conditions for the development of wind power in the region.
The local government ambitions are to reach about 20% of renewables in the region’s power mix by 2022.