One of the Ukraine's regional governors recently announced that installation of three out of 23 preplanned wind power units in Ukraine is complete and will start generating electricity on February 19th.
The new plant is part of the Chairman of Donetsk Region State Administration Anatoly Blyzniuk's pilot project to jump-start other green energy solutions in the country.
Currently, around 60 percent of Ukraine's energy resources, mainly natural gas, are imported. Some energy experts believe that wind energy could someday provide up to 20 percent of the country's electricity needs, and the series of wind plants planned around the country are a first step toward establishing a domestic market for renewable energy.
"Wind power is now rapidly expanding beyond the traditional 'rich country' markets, a clear sign of its growing competitiveness," said Steve Sawyer, the Secretary of the Global Wind Energy Council.
Each unit in the new installation has the capacity of generating 2.5 MW of energy, and the whole project is expected to be completed by 2015.
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