Vice President of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) Andrii Konechenkov joined the coalition of experts and journalists working within the USAID Transparent Energy Project. According to him, for a new energy market to be able to operate in Ukraine, it requires the structure which would comply with the European laws.
According to Andrii Konechenkov, implementation of the Transparent Energy Project can become a real tool for creating a fair energy market and thereby determine the future of the energy sector of Ukraine taking into account the development of the cheapest and environmentally friendly technologies. "As the Сhairperson of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA), I consider the participation in this project to be reasonable and promising," he commented on his joining the coalition.
"The first thing you need is to demand honest and fair market conditions, including the introduction of all externalities for all energy technologies, such as coal, gas, nuclear, as well as wind, solar and biomass, to the final consumer price," says the expert.
For reference: Andrii Konechenkov is the Сhairperson of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA), Vice President of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Director of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Agency, and Deputy Director of the Scientific and Technical Center "Psiheya" for renewable energy. He has 23-years experience in the renewable energy sector of Ukraine.
Andrii Konechenkov is a member of the Council of the World Wind Energy Association WWEA, the Head of the CIS Committee of the World Wind Energy Association, and an advisor of the Chairperson of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving on wind energy. He is the author of nearly 250 articles devoted to renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy saving, and a co-author of two school textbooks on energy saving and a Russian version of the international web course on renewable energy technologies DIERET.