In the face of ongoing conflict, the Ukrainian energy company DTEK Group has successfully completed the construction of the first 114 megawatts (MW) of a 500 MW wind farm. Despite Russia’s invasion, the Tyligulska wind farm, located in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine, stands as a testament to the resilience and determination of the Ukrainian people.

This spring, 19 Vestas 6 MW wind turbines will begin generating 114 MW of electricity, contributing to DTEK’s ambitious goal of achieving 30 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in Ukraine by 2030. Maxim Timchenko, CEO of DTEK, praised the company’s employees for their professionalism and bravery in the face of adversity, stating that their efforts have ensured the new wind farm will be operational this spring.

DTEK is committed to building new energy facilities as a symbol of Ukraine’s strength and potential, sending a message to international partners that investing in Ukraine is possible, even amid the ongoing war. With an unwavering dedication to completing the Tyligulska wind farm and reaching its full 500 MW capacity, the DTEK Group is seeking support from international donors and partners to further advance the project.

Construction on the wind farm was initially halted when Russia invaded Ukraine but resumed under dangerous conditions. Workers donned body armor to build the wind farm, demonstrating their commitment to securing Ukraine’s energy future.

Ukraine’s current installed renewable energy capacity, including occupied energy facilities in the south of the country, is approximately 10 GW. By reaching the 30 GW milestone, renewables would account for 50% of Ukraine’s power generation, setting a new standard for the nation’s energy landscape.