In 2022, ROSATOM’s wind power division NovaWind reaffirmed its status as a leader of the national wind power market – its six wind farms operating in the Republic of Adygea, Stavropol Region and Rostov Region with a total capacity of 720 MW generated over 1,94 mln megawatt hours of electricity.
This amount of electricity prevented over 680 thousand tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions, which would have been produced if that electricity had been obtained from conventional sources of power.
The Kochubeevskaya Wind Farm, one of the largest in Russia, made the most significant contribution to this record-high figure, having generated over half a million MWh.
“The energy sector is a key contributor to the nation’s efficient social and economic development. Russia keeps working to remodel its power industry by adopting new home-grown technology and developing low-carbon generation, including wind power, which already proves to be highly efficient. A comprehensive approach to selecting sites and forecasting power output guarantees safety and reliability of wind farms, their effective performance, and timely supply of electricity to the national power grid,” NovaWind CEO Grigoriy Nazarov pointed out.
NovaWind is ROSATOM's wind power division consolidating efforts of the Russian nuclear corporation in advanced areas of the energy generation technology. Established in September 2017, the company accumulates ROSATOM’s competencies in wind power generation, from design and construction to mechanical engineering and operation of wind farms. By 2027, ROSATOM will put a total of about 1.7 GW of wind capacity in operation.