Despite the energy crisis, investors want to build 300 MW of green power generation capacities in Ukraine

October 29, 2022

Investors want to complete the construction of 300 MW of green generating capacities in Ukraine amidst critical problems in the energy system and power outages caused by Russian bombardments.

Maksym Bielawski, the leading expert on energy programmes of Razumkov Center, stated this during the discussion, adding that investors were waiting for support of their proposal from the state, Censor.NET informs.

"There are investors who are ready to generate 300 MW of electricity during the war, to install such huge capacities of wind and solar power plants right now," Bielawski said.

"In my opinion, a feedback from the authorities regarding this initiative of investors is needed, because in order to complete these projects, the government should extend the pre-PPA contracts for at least one year. This is very important," the expert noted.

According to him, there is no need to wait for the end of the war to restore and develop the energy industry, because such projects must be implemented now. In addition, Bielawski presented the results of a study on the strategic guidelines of Ukraine's post-war recovery.

In particular, they suggest that the state should provide conditions for raising the share of renewable energy sources from 9% to 30% in 2030 and at the same time reduce the share of coal generation from the current 30% to 10% in 2030.

As it was reported earlier, on September 2, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine could become a "green energy hub" for Europe and increase electricity exports to the EU to replace "dirty" Russian energy resources. According to him, Ukraine has a huge natural potential for the development of green power engineering and production of green hydrogen.

At the same time, according to the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, energy companies can complete the construction of 300 to 500 MW of green energy capacities in the coming months, if the state extends support guarantees for them for 1–2 years.


Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"