Wind Energy Status in Russia and the CIS Countries

The World Wind Energy Association has published a new report about the status of wind power in Russia and all CIS countries. The CIS countries are representing a world region with huge wind potentials, but where so far wind energy plays only a marginal role: The total wind installations have only reached 178 MW, a very small share of the global wind capacity of 254’000 MW (as of June 2012).

The CIS Report highlights the huge economic and social potentials and provides a comprehensive overview of the situation in the CIS countries. It aims at contributing to kick-start the deployment of wind technology in the region by providing information and by raising awareness amongst decision-makers from within and outside the region, amongst governments, industry as well as academia.

The full CIS Report includes the following chapters:
The Commonwealth of Independent States: An Overview
Assessment of Regional Wind Potential
Country Reports:
Armenia – Azerbaijan – Belarus
Georgia – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Moldova – Russia – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan
Ukraine – Uzbekistan
Analysis: Common Trends, Shared Problems Recommendations: Paving the Way to Sustainable Energy Supply

The full version of the CIS Report has 155 pages (e-version) and can be ordered for 80 € / 60 € (for WWEA members) at the WWEA online bookshop.

“The book on the current status of wind energy sectors in CIS countries by the World Wind Energy Association presents a comprehensive overview of the existing policy and legislative frameworks in the wind energy sectors of these countries. I believe that the publication of this book is very important and timely; it will draw international attention to the new markets with enormous potential for the wind industry. It’s time to take action. A lot of work is waiting for us.”
Andriy Konechenkov, Board Member of WWEA and Representative for CIS Countries
Chairman of Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA)