NovaWind switches on 120-MW wind farm in Russia

NovaWind wind farm. Image by NovaWind (http://novawind.ru)

September 7 (Renewables Now) - The 120-MW Bondarevskaya wind farm is supplying electricity to the Russian wholesale electricity and capacity as of September 1, 2021, its developer NovaWind JSC announced on Monday.

Located in the Ipatovsky District, Stavropol Krai, a territory in southern Russia, the wind park consists of 48 turbines. Bondarevskaya was finalised with local content for equipment reaching 68%, confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The new facility is NovaWind’s third completed wind farm in the region. In a two-year span, the company has already commissioned 660 MW of wind power capacity. “At present, we are simultaneously carrying out construction of two more wind farms with a total capacity of 120 MW,” said CEO Aleksandr Korchagin.

NovaWind, the wind power division of Russian state-controlled nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, plans to commission a 60-MW wind farm in the Stavropol Krai before the end of the year.

By 2024, Rosatom will put into operation some 1.2 GW of wind power capacity, NovaWind noted.

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