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The 2nd stage of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Kostyukovichi was commisioned

The 2nd stage of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Kostyukovichi was commisioned

14 May 2018

On 21 December 2017 in the suburbs of Kostyukovichi town the 2nd stage of a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 1.6 MW was commissioned.

On 21 December 2017 in the suburbs of Kostyukovichi town the 2nd stage of a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 1.6 MW was commissioned. The project was implemented by the Belarussian company IEC Solar Energy, LLC and partly financed by a loan from Belinvestbank, OJSC under the BelSEFF program. 

IEC Solar Energy, LLC is a company specially established for the implementation of the project on the construction of a solar power plant with a total capacity of 4.5 MW (3 stages). The 1st stage of the project was launched in 2017. All electricity generated by the power plant is sold to the branch of Mogilevenergo “Klimovichi electrical networks” according to the fixed feed-in tariff stipulated by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Russian company Teploenergoservice DKM acted as a general contractor for the 2nd stage of the facility. The company has significant experience in the construction of objects in energy sector in Belarus and Russia. The equipment for the station was supplied from Germany and China, while construction and installation works were performed by local companies. 

The construction of the 3rd stage of the power plant is scheduled for later this year. According to the company’s management , the total volume of electricity generated by all three stages of the plant will be enough to fully cover the consumption of such a town as Kostyukovichi (15 000 residents). 

On 27 July 2017, a seminar for residents regarding the project implementation was conducted by IEC Solar Energy together with Kostukovichi district executive committee. Not only questions on the project implementation were discussed on the seminar, but also current trends of the development of renewable energy sources in Belarus and abroad were considered as well as the influence of RES on the population and environment. One of the results of the seminar was the reaching of an agreement with the local school about organizing an excursion to the station and the installation of a show-case using PV panels in the school.