The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund has taken the investment decision for a 200-megawatt (MW) wind power project in Kalmykia, Russia. It is the fourth project of the total 1,823 MW awarded to the fund in the Russian wind auction in 2017 and 2018.
The wind farms in Kalmykia are expected to start production during the fourth quarter of 2020.
The first joint project completed by the partnership was the 50-MW Ulyanovsk 2 wind farm which started supplying capacity to the market on 1 January 2019. In the Rostov region, the partnership is constructing 300 MW of wind power. Power production and capacity supply is expected to start during the first half of 2020.
The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund is a 50/50 owned investment partnership to invest in wind power in Russia. The investment decisions related to the renewable capacities won by Fortum and the Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund in 2017-2019 will be made on a case-by-case basis. Fortum’s maximum equity commitment is RUB 15 billion.
In June 2018 and June 2019, Fortum won the right to build in total 116 MW of solar capacity.