S.-PETERSBURG, February 16 – RIA Novosti. The Leningrad Region is ready to become a platform for the implementation of renewable energy projects, said the Governor of the Region Alexander Drozdenko at a conference on strategic cooperation between Russia and Germany.
According to him, the creation of wind farms and hydroelectric power plants in the Leningrad Region could become a promising area for German investments. “At the same time, we are also interested in cooperation with colleagues from Germany in terms of technology transfer,” the head of the region said.
He clarified that the Leningrad region already has a similar experience of cooperation – the Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies enterprise in the region is assembling wind turbine nacelles for the Azov wind farm and the Kola wind farm. In addition, several companies are already considering the possibility of placing wind farms on the territory of the Leningrad Region: TGK-1, Sviritsa wind farm, and Enel group of companies. These projects are in the early stages of implementation.
“A promising direction is the creation of micro hydroelectric power plants for the production of” green “hydrogen, eight hydroelectric power plants are already operating on the vast network of rivers in the Leningrad Region,” Drozdenko added.
He also recalled that an effective system of support for investors has been created in the region: the Agency for Economic Development is working to support projects in the format of a “single window”, and a number of tax incentives for investors have been adopted. Leningrad region