Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

Maksym Kozytskyy’s business changes with the wind. When it blows strongly, his wind farms in western Ukraine produce more energy and earn him more money.

His first wind farm, in the town of Staryi Sambir in Lviv Oblast, which has four wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 13.2 megawatts.

Roman Voloshchak, a power engineer, descends the stairs of one of the four wind turbines at the Eco-Optima wind farm, located near the western Ukrainian town of Staryi Sambir, on Feb. 21.
Photo by Yuliana Romanyshyn