The authorities of Ulyanovsk Region intend to increase the total capacity of wind parks in the region to 1 GW by 2035–2040. Governor Sergey Morozov of Ulyanovsk Region told the press about these plans on the sidelines of the All Renewable World Energy (ARWE) on Wednesday. The Forum is taking place in Ulyanovsk on May 22–24.
In 2018, there were plans to bring the total capacity of wind parks in the region to 1 GW by 2030.
"Today we held the measurements of the total capacity of 600 MW, and we have also been planning additional measurements of wind capacity for another 400 MW. This way we would be able to reach at least 1 GW of production by 2035–2040," Mr. Morozov said, responding to a question by TASS.
According to the Governor, by 2030 wind parks will be expected to produce almost 30% of all energy consumed by the region today. "In ten years Ulyanovsk Region will have a considerable competitive advantage in terms of the price and the quality of that commodity (alternative energy – TASS), which we will produce," the Governor said.
He also noted that the alternative energy industry will help create more than 1,000 jobs and "contribute significantly to the revenue of municipal and regional budgets."
The Forum is being held in Ulyanovsk with the support of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Roscongress Foundation and Ulnanotech Nanotechnologies Center in Ulyanovsk. The Forum is being organized by JSC Elektrifikatsiya, operator of congress and exhibition events in the energy sector, and RAWI, the Russian Association of Wind Industry.