Ukraine sees a future for gas reciprocating units

Ukrenergo is calling for the construction of 2 GW of gas-fired reciprocating units by 2025 to back up Ukraine’s renewable plants Ukrenergo is calling for the construction of 2 GW of gas-fired reciprocating units by 2025 to back up Ukraine’s renewable plants.
By Silvia Favasuli 1 May 2018 0 30669
Gas infrastructure in Ukraine. The price of the fuel is a problem for gas-fired power Gas infrastructure in Ukraine. The price of the fuel is a problem for gas-fired power. (JKX)

Ukrenergo, UkrainE’s power transmission system operator (TSO), wants more small-scale gas-fired power plants to be built in the country to balance out the intermittency of increasing renewable generation. However, the high cost of gas in the country casts doubt over the feasibility of the plan. 

“Based on the forecasts of how the total capacity of solar power plants and wind farms will increase, by 2025 we need to build [flexible] facilities with a capacity of 2.5 GW, [including] energy storage facilities with lithium batteries and gas...

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