Kiev, Ukraine -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/18/2010 -- On 29.04.2010 National Energy Regulation Commission of Ukraine (NERC) determined “green tariff” rates for “Ukrainska Molochna Kompania” company (UMK). UMK is the first company in Ukraine to receive the license, which allows UMK to sell electricity produced by means of biogas technologies.
Although NERC provided the “green tariff” license to UMK in October 2009, National Energy Regulation Commission was not able to determine the rates until April 2010. Currently, “green tariff” rate is 0,70 hryvnias (UAH), exclusive of VAT for 1 kilowatt-hour. UMK will receive payment with the ratio 2,5 of the standard tariff i.e. 1,75 UAH/kilowatt-hour.
Biogas plant for the diary farm owned by UMK was designed and built by Ukrainian engineering company “ZORG UKRAINE” in 2009. Biogas is manufactured from production wastes of the farm, while plant’s capacity reaches 1 megawatt.