Kherson region

Kherson region thanks to its advantageous geographical location in the south of Ukraine and the presence of plain terrain has favorable conditions for the construction of wind and solar power stations of any size in its territory.

territory of energy efficient technologies


Kherson Region is one of the most attractive Ukrainian regions suitable for implementation of alternative projects


sunny days per year (65%)

the average solar insolation of the territory

MW/m 2 per year


Kherson Region has sufficient potential for the development of renewable energy sources, which can provide up to of the total energy consumption in the region, and according to its characteristics, it occupies the first position among the Ukrainian regions.
Annual potential of renewable energy sources (RES) in Kherson region

(as of January 1, 2019)

  • Wind power
  • Solar energy
  • Small hydro power
  • Geothermal power
  • Biomass power
  • Energy from environment
Ratio of total annual capacity of RES to actual fuel and energy consumption

(as of January 1, 2019)

  • total annual capacity of RSE
  • total annual consumption of fuel and energy

Replacement of organic fuel due to RES use


Production of electric energy due to use of:

small rivers energy
mln kW hours/year
wind power
mln kW hours/year

Kherson region has a huge wind power potential

Its specific gravity among Ukrainian regions is 10% (according to scientific researches it is possible to construct wind power plants with installed capacity 4,385 МW).

As of January 1, 2020 there are 7 operating wind power plants with total capacity of 337.67 MW and 47 operating solar power plants with total capacity of 418.577 MW in the region. These plants produced more than 1,000 mln kW/h of electric power in 2020 (Volume of produced electric power increased in 2.7 times compared with the same indicator in 2018).

Network of operating wind and solar power plants in Kherson region

(as of January 1, 2020)

Solar power stations

Total capacity – 418.577 MW

Wind power stations

Total capacity – 337.67 MW

Power generation objects installed on roofs and/or façades of buildings, houses and constructions

Biogas-to-energy plants

Micro-, mini- and small hydro power plants

Total capacity of renewable energy objects (without SPP and WPP) – 9.126 MW

By 2021 it is planned to increase total capacity of renewable energy objects on the territory of the region up to 1,170 MW.

There is a rather favorable legal framework for alternative energy development in Ukraine. A relatively high “green” tariff guaranteed by the state by January 1, 2030 is in force. Thus, Ukrainian legislation guarantees that all volume of generated energy by renewable energy sources will be purchased at “green” tariff herewith payments for electric power will be made in the first place to those producers that use alternative (renewable) energy sources.

Preliminary and new rates of the “green” tariff, euro / kW * g

Type of energy source Category /capacity of the object Putting into operation
from 01.01.2017



from 01.01.2020



from 01.01.2025



Solar power plant (SPP)


land 15.02 13.52 12.01
on roofs 16.37 14.76 13.09
Wind power plant (WPP) < 600 kW 5.82 5.17 4.52
600 – 2,000 kW 6.79 6.03 5.28
> 2,000 kW 10.18 9.05 7.92
Micro, mini and small hydroelectric power station (HPS) Micro HPS

(< 200 kW)

17.45 15.72 13.95
Mini HPS

(200 – 1,000 kW)

13.95 12.55 11.15
Small HPS

(> 1,000 kW)

10.45 9.05 8.35


12.39 11.15 9.91
Geothermal energy 15.03 13.52 12.01
Regarding the rates of “green” tariff:
  • valid legislation abolished compulsory requirement for a “local component” in SPP construction;
  • an extra charge in volume of 5% or 10% of the rate will be added to the “green” tariff if “local component” in form of Ukrainian components in SPP construction is used in volume of 30% or 50% correspondingly.
  • now “green” tariff in Ukraine is tied to exchange rate of EUR/UAH currency pair for both industrial and private solar power plants.
Taking into account that Kherson region is a significant agro-industrial region a huge volume of agricultural waste is generated annually in the region.

Potential of the average annual biomass production throughout the Kherson region (thous./tons/year)

  • Straw from cereal crops
  • Husk from oil crops
  • Industrial crop waste
  • Forestry waste
  • Waste from wood processing industry
Taking into consideration that the region is gasified by 25%, the priority direction of renewable energy development is creation of plants producing fuel briquettes/pellets.
There is the biggest enterprise in the hydroelectric generation industry – Kakhovka hydroelectric power station in the region. It is the last 6th stage of Dhipro HPS cascade belonging to PJSC “Ukrhydroenergo” and has the smallest installed capacity of 334 MW.
For today project of increasing of installed capacity of Kakhovka HPS to 500-550 MW is being implemented by construction of Kakhovka HPS-2 in the body of Kakhovka earthen dam. At the same time, an increased productive capacity of turbines will allow in addition to use idling for production of 70-80 mln kW/year of electric power.

Distribution of territory of the Kherson region to the zones, which identified prospective land plots for the construction of waste processing plants

Towns and districts included to the zone Total area of land plots, hа Population,
k people
Waste generation, tons/year
The region has significant advantages among other Ukrainian regions for investment in construction of waste processing plants on its territory:
  • high profitability of projects;
  • availability of land plots suitable for construction;
  • co-financing of construction from local budgets;
  • availability of system for collecting and transportation of municipal solid waste: transport vehicles, personnel, industrial premises;
  • possibility for utilization of waste from adjacent territories;
  • ecological expediency of waste utilization;
  • high social significance of projects.