DTEK launches the Pokrovska Solar Power Plant (240 MW), the second largest solar farm in Europe by installed capacity. The solar farm in the Dnipropetrovsk region will provide 200 thousand households with clean energy, will help reduce CO2 emissions and strengthen Ukraine's energy independence.
The Pokrovska SPP will generate annually 400 mln kWh of green electricity, which is enough to supply 200 thousand private households. The solar farm helps reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 420 thousand tons per year, which is comparable to the emissions generated by more than 200 thousand cars.
The Pokrovska SPP is a project implemented by Ukrainian companies and specialists. 16 enterprises took part in the construction and supplied services and products with a total contract value of 48 million Euros. It took only 8 months from the start of the construction works to the commissioning of the facility. The solar power plant began generating green electricity in October 2019.
"For DTEK, the Pokrovska SPP is a quality milestone and a proof of our growing expertise. With the experience we gained with our previous projects we have built a professional team, procured and installed electrical equipment from the best world manufacturers, and ensured the successful integration of the solar power plant into the country's energy system. This is a 100% national project built by Ukrainians for Ukrainians, - said Maksim Timchenko, DTEK CEO. – The Pokrovska SPP is the third project of the company in solar energy with a total investment of EUR 193 mln. DTEK once again confirmed the status of the largest national investor in clean and safe renewable energy generation.”
The Pokrovska SPP consists of 840 thousand solar panels supplied by Risen (China), one of the TOP-3 leading solar panel manufacturers according to Bloomberg market data. The SPP is located in the Nikopol district on the territory of a former mining quarry (437 hectares). These are non-agricultural reclaimed lands, which will again benefit the country producing clean energy.