Chairman of Lviv Regional State Administration Oleh Syniutka announces that two wind farms, three solar power plants, and at least one hydroelectric power station will be put into operation in Lviv region before the end of the year, according to the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda.
”Besides that stations that have already been launched, we plan to open two more wind farms, three solar power plants, as well as at least one hydroelectric power station before the end of the year,” he said at the conference ”Renewable energy and gas substitution. The implementation of energy services and energy management,” Ukrayinska Pravda wrote with reference to Ukraine`s State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving.
”Moreover, we hope that another 48 boiler houses will be switched to alternative fuel by the end of 2017,” he added.
”The implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects is not only an opportunity to reduce and replace gas consumption, but it is the path towards the social and economic growth of the region and an improvement in the local communities` well-being,” said head of Ukraine`s State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Serhiy Savchuk said in turn.
He explained that the installation of solid fuel boilers, wind farms and other renewable energy facilities would facilitate the work of small-and medium-sized businesses, as well as create new jobs and boost budget revenues.
In addition, the ”green” projects will help improve the environmental situation in cities and towns, and solve the problem with household waste.