1.2 GW of renewable energy capacities commissioned in Russia in 2021
In 2021, Russia commissioned new solar and wind power plants with a capacity of almost 1.25 GW, the total installed capacity of such generation at the beginning of 2022 was 4 GW, the System Operator of the Unified Power System (SO UPS) announced.
“In 2021, 1,241.79 MW of new renewable energy generation were put into operation: wind power plants - 1,008.89 MW, solar power plants - 232.9 MW. The installed capacity of renewable energy generation as of 01.01.2022 is 3996 MW: WPP - 2035.4 MW, SPP - 1960.6 MW," the report says.
It is noted that in the structure of the installed capacity of the UPS of Russia, the share of RES is 1.6%.
According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the share of renewable energy sources in the energy balance of the Russian Federation by 2035 may grow to 4.5%. Isolated power systems have a great potential for the development of renewable energy.
Earlier SO UPS also reported that wind and solar power plants of the Unified Power System of Russia generated 5.873 billion kWh of electricity in 2021, which amounted to 0.5%.