NOTUS energy and Odessa State Regional Government sign declaration on the construction of three wind farms
On 4 March 2020, the Potsdam-based NOTUS energy group and representatives of the Odessa regional administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of three wind farms.
NOTUS energy and regional officials have taken the next step towards the construction of the planned wind energy fields. "We are very pleased about the good cooperation with the representatives of the Odessa regional administration and the local communities," says Hannes Otto, authorized signatory of NOTUS energy. Maksym Kutsyy has signed the agreement on behalf of the administration. Kutsyy is the governor in the region, appointed by President Volodymyr Selenskyj.
The joint declaration is intended to continue to ensure "trustful cooperation in partnership" in the development of "green energy" around Odessa. To this end, regular exchanges between the regional administration and NOTUS energy are planned during the coming project phases.
Commissioning planned for 2022
NOTUS energy had acquired the rights to build the wind farms in April 2019 and is responsible for the structured financing, technical planning, construction and operation of the turbines.
The projects are located in the district of Ovidiopol, around 30 kilometres west of the Ukrainian Black Sea metropolis. The three wind farms are to be built near the municipality of Libental (approx. 120 megawatts) and on the outskirts of the villages of Roksolany and Ovidiopol (approx. 180 megawatts).
Currently, around 50 high-yield wind turbines with a total height of up to 250 metres are planned.
In the meantime, NOTUS energy has started preliminary work. "We are confident that the central government in Kiev will end the current discussions about the amount and duration of the feed-in tariffs very soon and with a positive result for the renewable energy sector. We want to lay the first foundations before the end of this year," explains Hannes Otto. Commissioning is expected in 2022.