Ukraine plans for a green hydrogen future

Every country is having to plan for the energy transition – even those in the midst of a devastating war.

Maksym Timchenko, CEO of DTEK, today provided an operations update and responded to a question about Ukraine’s future renewables strategy.

“We all have to be prepared for the moment when war is over, and start thinking about this future now,” he said. “In this context, we brought an initiative, ’30 by 2030′ – having 30GW of renewable capacity in our generation mix. It would be about half of our generation capacity in Ukraine, if we can bring it to light. Half of the 30GW could be exported to European countries, either through green hydrogen or electricity.”

He said it could develop up to 800MW wind capacity in central and western Ukraine, and introduce more solar farms. “Ukraine is very well placed, and we can build more renewables capacity throughout Ukraine and the electrolysers and equipment next to the generation capacities.”

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