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Southwest Russia plans €834m wind investment

RUSSIA: Local authorities and private investors are planning to invest up to RUB 60 billion (€834 million) to build eight wind farms in the southwest Krasnodar region over several years.

Eight wind projects are planned around Krasnodar in southwest Russia (pic: Yuriy Danilevsky)
Eight wind projects are planned around Krasnodar in southwest Russia (pic: Yuriy Danilevsky)

The capacity of planned wind farms will vary in the range of 39-150MW. Each project will comprise of 13-50 3MW wind turbines.

It is planned that new wind power plants will be built in the Yeisk, Temryuk, Shcherbinovsky and Kanev districts of Krasnodar.

Negotiations are already under way, with Spanish developer Iberdrola and some local companies among the potential investors.

Building of new wind power plants is an acute need, as it will help to address energy shortages in the Krasnodar Territory.

According to estimates of scientists at the Kuban State University, the Krasnodar region has a lot of potential for the development of wind power.

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