FORTUM CORPORATION ONLINE NEWS 3 October 2019
Fortum was awarded with a prize in MediaTEK, a national contest for communications and media in energy sector. A special jury prize for building awareness for renewable energy development in Russia was given to Denis Litoshik, Communications & PR Director at Fortum Russia. Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitriy Peskov and Minister of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak took part in the awarding ceremony. The event is a part of the Russian Energy Week, an international forum in Moscow and is supported by the Russian Ministry of Energy.
Fortum is one of the frontrunners in developing renewables in Russia. In January 2018, the company commissioned the first commercial-scale wind farm in the country – Ulyanovsk Wind Farm 1. Its installed capacity is 35 MW.
Today Fortum and Rusnano are implementing an extensive investment program in Russia. In 2017 and 2018, Wind Energy Development Fund established by the two companies on a parity basis obtained the right to build almost 1,823 MW of wind generation. Wind farms are expected to be commissioned during 2019–2023. The first project completed by the Wind Energy Development Fund is Ulyanovsk Wind Farm 2 that started delivering power to the wholesale electricity and capacity market (WECM) in January 2019. Power generation capacity of Ulyanovsk Wind Farm 2 is 50 MW.
In 2018, Fortum was also awarded the right to build 115.6 MW of solar generation following the results of a competitive selection of RES investment projects. The solar power plants are expected to be commissioned in 2021–2022.
Press kit: Wind and solar in Russia
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