Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm begins supplying electricity to Russia’s grid

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Recording another achievement in the diversification of its clean energy business, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced that its Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm, located in the Stavropol Krai region of the country, began supplying electricity commercially to Russia’s power grid from December 1, 2021. 

A Rosatom statement said the wind farm, with an installed capacity of 60 MW, consists of 24 wind turbine generators. JSC NovaWind is the Rosatom subsidiary responsible for implementing wind energy projects.  

“The Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm (Stavropol Krai) began supplying electricity to the wholesale electricity and capacity market on December 1, 2021. Local content of facility equipment, as confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, amounts to 68 percent”, the statement said.  

“The Medvezhenskaya is our sixth completed wind farm; its construction took us less than 12 months: from building permit obtained to commissioning. In two years, we have already commissioned 720 MW of wind power capacity in the south of Russia, which undoubtedly confirms technological and organizational efficiency of our projects and solutions”, NovaWind CEO Alexandr Korchagin said in a statement.  

Rosatom aims to put into operation approximately 1.7 gigawatt (GW) of wind generation capacity by 2027, the statement added.  

Earlier this year, Russia’s largest wind farm – the Kochubeevskaya wind power plant – began supplying electricity to the Russian grid. Also situated in the Stavropol Territory, the Kochubeevskaya wind farm consists of 84 wind turbines and has an installed capacity of 210 MW.