The following people presented their reports at the event:
Andrey Konechenkov, Head of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA), Vice-President of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA);
Marina Belous, Head of the international technical assistance project “Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus”;
Denis Kovalenko, Consultant of the international technical assistance project "“Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus”;
Evgeny Korzun, Engineer-Hydrologist of the Republican Centre for Hydrometeorology, Control of Radioactive Contamination and Environmental Monitoring.
Andrew Konechenkov presented an up-to-date analysis of the global wind energy sector, which was specially prepared for the Wind Day, and spoke about the currently prevailing trends and development.
The Head of UWEA spoke about the current development of wind power in Ukraine and about the main legal acts that regulate this development. He also recommended Belarusian colleagues to consider Ukrainian legislation on RES as it’s quite effective and, according to international experts, attractive for investors.
Denis Kovalenko informed about the current level of development of the Belarusian wind power and the use of renewable energy sources as a whole, as well as about the expected immediate prospects of the renewable sector.
Marina Belous spoke about the existing international technical assistance project “Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus”, she described in detail the aims and objectives of the project and drew attention to the main barriers to wind power development in the country.
In addition, an expert-analytical round table in the form of teleconference “Minsk-Kiev” was held within the framework of the workshop. On the part of Ukraine, the discussion of the state and prospects of wind power was joined by:
Carl Sturen, CEO of LLC “Windcraft Ukraine”;
Andrey Sergienko, Deputy CEO of the Management Company “Wind Farms of Ukraine”;
Yuri Zhabsky, Deputy Director of “Wind Power”;
Maxim Elisavenko, Sales Manager, New Markets, Eastern Europe, Siemens Wind Power;
Nikolay Savchuk, First Deputy Chairman of the Control Board of UWEA for small wind power, CEO of “Gresa Group”.
The experts, scientists, representatives of state and public organizations of Belarus and Ukraine discussed the strategic and economic issues related to the implementation of wind power projects in Belarus and other CIS countries.
The event was also attended by a variety of information resources, including TV reporters: