About fifty wind turbines with a total capacity of up to 5 GW can be built in Russia in the coming years, the vice-president of the Russian Association of Wind Power Industry (RVCA) Anatoly Kopylov.
"The total number of development companies that are working on the construction of wind farms in various stages of readiness, today 13 sites for future wind farms today almost fifty, the total capacity of the projects that the developers are approaching the 5 thousand MW," — said Kopylov RIA Novosti on the sidelines of a round table on renewable energy, which held the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
He noted that future volumes of input wind energy capacity are highly dependent on the time within which the Russian government will take measures to support renewable energy.
"If these measures are taken in this year, what we very much hope that if wind energy could be one of the major sub-sectors, which will develop rapidly. If the first couple of years we will be talking about several hundred MW of wind farms, which can introduced every year, very quickly, literally within 4-6 years, the size of these annual amounts will change and we can start counting the thousands of megawatts each year ", — said Kopylov.
In particular, completed or near completion in Russian projects such as the Far East and the Lower Volga wind farms (WEC) of "RusHydro" projects in the Karachay-Cherkessia company "Wind Number 5", the projects in the Orenburg region and Altai company "Vent Rus" and projects in the Krasnodar region.
According to the RVCA, 2020 may bring the wind farm capacity to 10-25 thousand MW. In this case, at the present time in Russia there are wind power generation capacity of about 5.6 MW.