The largest wind farm in Russia has begun supplying electric power to the wholesale electricity and capacity market. The Adygea Wind Farm is the first completed project of NovaWind JSC (the Rosatom division responsible for wind energy projects). It has a total capacity of 150 MW and consists of 60 wind turbines.
As part of the current localization programme, the company was able to achieve batch production of wind turbine components and assemblies in Russia. The degree of localized sourcing of the facility’s equipment, as confirmed by Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, is at 65%. Through its localization programme, NovaWind plans to bring this figure up to 80-85% in the future. In this project, Rosatom acts as a system integrator that effectively accomplishes a full range of tasks, including designing wind farms, making its own production of wind turbine components, managing the supply chain and delivery of components to sites, as well as subsequently overseeing service and operation.
Rosatom is currently implementing a programme for wind farm construction at four more sites in the Stavropol Kray and the Rostov Region. The company’s next largest wind farm, with an installed capacity of 210 MW, will appear in the Kochubeyevsky district of the Stavropol Kray.