Within the implementation of Ukraine's commitment under the Kyoto Protocol the photovoltaic power station will be built in Chornobyl.

In order to inspect the territory suitable for placing solar panels Ambassador of Spain to Ukraine, representatives of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Heads of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, as well as other profile Ministries and Enterprises that belong to the area of SAUEZM management, have visited the Exclusion zone.

Within the implementation of Ukraine’s commitment under the Kyoto Protocol and «Energy Strategy of Ukraine till 2030», a photovoltaic power station will be constructed in Chornobyl. For this purpose, an asphalt-concrete site on the territory of a sports stadium will be cleared and reconstructed, that is currently not used for its intended purpose. In cooperation with the external experts, the draft was prepared and submitted by the State enterprise «Center of organizational, technical and informational management of the Exclusion zone». «The use of the renewable energy sources is an important direction of the energy policy in Ukraine and in the world as a whole. As an area with a limited human activity and a huge territory, the Exclusion zone is an appropriate platform for implementation of such technologies. Here, the power transmission capacities from the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and a lot of potential platforms for alternative energy facilities placement have been preserved», – said the Head of SAUEZM Vitalii Petruk. According to the Head of the Climate Change and Ozone Layer Preservation Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Svitlana Grinchuk, the implementation of the renewable energy projects demonstrates to the world community the ecological vector of Ukraine, that were taken under the Paris Agreement. The financial support for such projects contributes to the Ukraine transition to low carbon development, since the implementation of this project will reduce the greenhouse gases emission. The funds for the implementation of the project have already been allocated under the Kyoto Protocol. During the study visit, the Ambassador of Spain to Ukraine expressed an interest in further alternative energy development in the Exclusion zone.

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