Scatec starts commercial operation of 55 MW in Ukraine

Source: press release, 5 July 2021

Scatec’s Chigirin project in the Cherkasy region, Ukraine
Scatec’s Chigirin project in the Cherkasy region, Ukraine (photo: Scatec)

Scatec has grid connected and started commercial operation of the 55 MW Chigirin project in the Cherkasy region, Ukraine.

“We are pleased to complete our fifth project in Ukraine since we started our journey in the country in 2017. The Ukrainian portfolio now totals 336 MW with an annual production of more than 400 GWh, powering almost 160,000 households with clean energy and contributing to significantly grow the renewable energy share in the country,” says Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec.

The Chigirin project is realised under Ukraine’s Feed-in-Tariff scheme and is expected to deliver about 64 GWh per year. The solar plant has a design life of more than 30 years and will be providing clean energy to more than 28,000 households annually.

One of Scatec’s main sustainability priorities is contributing to local value creation by positively impacting the communities we operate in, both directly and indirectly. For all projects, Scatec allocates annual funds over the lifetime of the power plant for socio-economic development within areas such as health, education and development or establishment of infrastructure. The investment in such projects in Ukraine totals EUR 625,000 so far.