The Renewable Energy Sector expects significant changes related to the likely introduction of auctions for solar (more than 10 MW) and wind (more than 20 MW) power plants from 2020. However, these changes do not apply to the biomass and biogas electricity generation sector, which also needs legislative changes.
The installed capacity of biomass and biogas plants in Ukraine is the smallest in comparison with other sector objects: biomass - 43.8 MW, biogas - 40.6 MW, while SES - 841.4 MW, WPP - 512, 2 MW.

The article considers:

  • European achievements against Ukrainian realities
  • Causes of low electricity generation from biomass and biogas in comparison with electricity generation from other RES
  • 5 steps to stimulate the development of the bioenergy electricity sector

Authors:
Sergii Savchuk, Head of State AGency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine,
Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

Read full article "Electricity from the field and the forest. How to make bioenergy a profitable business" at "Ekonomichna Pravda" (in Ukrainian)