In June 18-20 the International Exhibition of Equipment and Technologies for Renewable Energy and Electric Transport – RENWEX 2019 – took place in Moscow in the Expocentre Fairgrounds for the first time.
The Hevel group presented the work of an autonomous solar installation and held several seminars about solar solutions for commercial facilities and private households. 62 companies from Austria, Germany, China, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey and Switzerland demonstrated their technologies and new developments at the exposition.
Hevel Group started construction works on its 100 MW solar project named “Nura” in North Kazakhstan. Upon completion and commissioning in 2020 PV plant will be one of the largest in CIS.
Start of construction took place at the same time as Hevel’s subsidiary, operating in Kazakhstan, announced to sign several deals to acquire stakes in local companies that resulted in increase of Hevel’s portfolio up to 178 MW.
Assets acquisition and construction works are financed with own funds as well as with debt financing secured by Eurasian Development Bank.
“For construction of solar projects we would use our own heterojunction 375 W bifacial solar modules as well equipment of other suppliers. We are seeking to further expansion of our portfolio in Kazakhstan, said Hevel Group’s CEO Igor Shakhray.
Construction of PV plants is scheduled to complete by 2020, connected solar parks will feed United power system of Kazakhstan.
This year Hevel is going to start construction works at 50 MW and 20 MW solar projects in south regions of Kazakhstan. The company was awarded both PV plants at the bidding round in 2018.
Hevel Group and Gazprom Neft PJSC have signed the agreement of cooperation in renewable energy. The companies agreed to extend cooperation by joint work in creation and application of new power supply technologies and increase of environmental friendliness of the oil sector facilities.
Construction of 1 MW solar power plant on the Omsk refinery site will be on of the first joint projects. The photovoltaic system will be executed in four types: static terrestrial, facade, rooftop and on moving devices – trackers. Dual axis automated tracker – “sun tracking” system, enabling to increase power output. Heterojunction solar modules with maximum efficiency owing to reflection from the ground surface will be another innovation.
Development of the renewables grid generation on the wholesale electricity market through power delivery contracts resulted in the emergence of new segments. Construction of solar power systems in hard-to-reach locations demonstrates the most positive trends today. The demand for self-generating facilities is also rising both on the industrial sector and small and mid-sized businesses part.
“Upcoming cooperation gives new opportunities for technologies development in solar power industry. Oil and gas sector infrastructure has great potential to implement RES-based solutions, and we are happy, that the industry leader – Gazprom Neft – actively develops solar power generation direction”, — emphasized Hevel Group CEO Igor Shakhray.
“This project is an important part of our refineries modernization program. Solar power plants will provide the Gazprom Neft refineries with additional generation and enable them to increase efficiency and ecological compatibility. We engage Hevel Company, having vast experience in work with renewables, as a partner to implement the project”, — noticed Deputy CEO of Gazprom Neft for Logistics, Refining and Sales Anatoly Cherner.
Hevel Group and AB InBev Efes, the Russian subdivision of the world largest brewer, have signed the agreement of cooperation in renewable energy on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The document provides for the subsequent conclusion of the contract for supply of AB InBev Efes factory in Omsk with solar power starting from September 1, 2019.
It is the first agreement signed between the solar power generation company and industrial consumer.
The total output of Hevel solar power plants in Siberia in in 2020 will exceed 180 MIO kW*h and is enough to cover the demand of the industrial consumer of the second pricing zone.
Within the global sustainable development strategy “100+”, AB InBev Efes plans to ramp up the RES-based power consumption to 100% by 2025.
“We welcome the AB InBev Efes decision on transition to renewable energy in Russia. The decision of such a large industrial consumer is a significant signal for the whole electric power industry and open up new horizons for the renewables industry development. We are getting an extra incentive from this to increase technological potential targeted as before at creation of new opportunities for the wide range of consumers”, – stated Hevel Group CEO Igor Shakhray.
“For our company sustainable development is not just a business area, but our business itself. We are establishing a company, brewing beer, creating and developing brands, which will connect people for the next 100 years and more. One of our global sustainable development objectives is combating climate change. And we are able to attain significant results only by transition of our production facilities to electric power, obtained from the renewable sources. It is important for us, that our efforts in environmental liabilities fulfillment would become an example for other as well: only this way we can have beneficial effect on the environment, especially in terms of general carbon footprint reduction”, — declared Dmitriy Shpakov, AB InBev Efes President.