Russian multinational energy corporation LUKOIL has started to perform wind monitoring near the current Tsimlyansk hydropower plant (HPP) in the Rostov region, in what is considered to be the first stage of developing a feasibility study for constructing a wind power plant.
The site for the plant has been chosen considering a positive wind potential assessment, as well as effective equipment delivery logistics and opportunity to use the Tsimlyansk HPP existing power infrastructure for power distribution.
“The project implementation will contribute to carrying out compensational measures designated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Denis Dolgov, Vice President for Power Generation and member of the Management Board of LUKOIL. “To achieve this goal, we intend to further develop the renewable energy sector. LUKOIL is now successfully managing a fleet of four hydropower plants, solar and wind power generation facilities in Russia and abroad. We also have a portfolio of promising initiatives that can be implemented in various regions of the Company’s presence under favourable conditions.”
Wind monitoring is used to determine exact wind power potential and to identify generating equipment parameters and optimal location. Data collection and analysis will be carried out within a year on various altitudes involving a wind measuring unit with installed anemometers and other weather monitoring instruments. This unit is assembled using modern technologies that guarantee its full autonomy and environmental safety. Also, Wind monitoring will be carried out as part of the renewable energy development program within the Company’s Climate Adaptation Strategy.