Creator of the first Russian wind farm proposed to adapt the law, “green energy”

KRASNOYARSK, April 21. /TASS/. Vice President, portfolio management production and trading of JSC “Fortum” Yuriy Eroshin, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of thermal and electric energy in the Urals and in Western Siberia, which produces Russia’s first wind farm, proposed to adapt the Russian legislation to the development of renewable energy. He said this during a brainstorm “Global environmental challenges and prospects” in the framework of the Krasnoyarsk economic forum.

“Our laws need to do at least a little more adaptable to green energy and green economy, to repeal the insane limitations and conditions that we get cheaper electricity. We build in the Ulyanovsk region small wind farm with a capacity of 35 megawatts and are faced with the most severe conditions of legislation,” he said .

The company “Fortum” is prepared in 2017 to build on the banks of the Volga river, Ulyanovsk region, Russia’s first wind farm with a total area of 85 hectares with 14 wind turbines with a height of 100 meters. Eroshin explained that because of legislative requirements the company will incur large financial losses.

“We are faced with many legislative requirements, for example, for the localization of wind equipment, and other items that make the installation of wind turbines in Russia is two times higher than the world average. But most of all shocked that we need to build 16 kilometres of roads a full four meters in width, with excavation of trenches, compaction of sand, nazyvaniem large, medium gravel, fine only to the two times a year on them drove the car to check the settings of the wind turbines or small-scale repairs,” explained Eroshin.

He added that in many countries of the world in erecting a wind Park dirt roads. “The wind farm is ten times larger (in area than in the Ulyanovsk region – approx. TASS) with the same restrictions in Russia no one will not build,” – concluded Eroshin.

Earlier it was reported that the company “Fortum” and “RUSNANO” signed an agreement on creation in Ulyanovsk region wind farm with a capacity of 35 megawatts. The volume of investments into the project will amount to 65 million euros, the launch is scheduled for the second half of 2017. The Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov has informed TASS that the region plans to leave in the coming years on 1 GW of energy produced by the wind. He said that in the field it is also planned to introduce another wind farm with a capacity of about 400 MW, and by 2024 in the region by the wind are going to produce at least 30% of energy.

Krasnoyarsk economic forum will be held from 20 to 22 April. His main subject is “the Russian economy: agenda 2017-2025”. TASS is the strategic partner of the forum.

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