Rosatom’s Kochubeevskaya wind farm enters wholesale market
11 January 2021 In December 2020, Rosatom commissioned Russia’s largest wind farm – the Kochubeevskaya WPP. Since January 2021, the Kochubeevskaya wind farm has been supplying electricity to Russia’s wholesale electricity and capacity market. In addition to becoming Russia’s largest operating wind farm, Kochubeevskaya is the second project to be completed by JSC NovaWind, Rosatom’s division responsible for implementing wind energy projects.
Situated in the Stavropol Territory, the Kochubeevskaya wind farm consists of 84 wind turbines and has an installed capacity of 210 MW. As per Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, 65% of the farm’s production and assembly benefitted from localised sourcing.
JSC NovaWind Director General Alexander Korchagin, said:
“We were able to become a serial wind farm producer and realise the construction of the Kochubeevskaya WPP project in just two years thanks to our extensive experience in building and operating wind power plants, the successful implementation of our plan to produce wind turbine components and assemble them in a series in Russia, and our efficient supply chain, which includes Rosatom’s various enterprises. Russia’s Stavropol Krai became our key region largely due to the interest and support of local authorities, including Stavropol’s Governor, Vladimir Vladimirov”.
Rosatom is currently implementing its plan to build wind farms at three more sites in the Stavropol Territory and the Rostov Region. By 2024, the company is expected to have commissioned wind power plants with a total capacity of about 1.2 GW.
Notes to the editor:
About NovaWind JSC:
NovaWind JSC is the Rosatom division responsible for the implementation of wind energy projects. NovaWind JSC is an equal shareholder in a joint venture with a Dutch partner Lagerwey (Netherlands). The joint venture, Red Wind B.V., was created in November 2017. Red Wind is responsible for marketing, sales, and the supply of turnkey wind turbines.
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