UABIO position — support quotas for “other” alternative energy sources should be increased to 100 MW annually for 2021 and 2022. Our arguments we addressed to the acting Minister of Energy of Ukraine Yurii Boiko in the corresponding letter.

We will remind, on December 3 the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine presented offers concerning:

  • volumes and parameters of the annual support quota,
  • the schedule of auctions for 2021,
  • indicative figure forecast of annual support quotas for 2022-2025.

The actual support quota for “other” alternative energy sources for 2021 is 60 MW, and for 2022 – 80 MW. However, this is not enough, in particular, for bioenergy projects that plan to participate in auctions. Ukrenergo’s alternative proposal for support quotas for “other” alternative energy sources of 100 MW in 2021-2022 is more reasonable.

Why bioenergy projects are needed of support?

  • In Ukraine, a share of electricity generated from biomass/biogas is unusually low.
  • Electricity production from biomass/biogas is stable and does not require balancing.
  • There is an increased interest of investors in biomass and biogas projects.

The position of the UABIO is prepared, discussed, and agreed upon by the members of the UABIO, which produce more than 50% of all energy from biomass and biogas in Ukraine.