The Minsk region has recently been focusing on the development of alternative energy. An investment agreement has already been signed with Enertrag AG to construct a wind farm in the Dzerzhinsk district. The project is divided into two phases (2011-2012 and 2012-2014), with the total volume of investments reaching 400m euros.
This year, two biogas complexes are being launched: Berezino Distillery is to produce energy from distillery dregs, with four mini-CHP plants constructed with the help of Finnish companies — in Berezino, Smolevichi, Starye Dorogi and Logoisk. The cost of these facilities is estimated at 200-250m euros.
“We’re interested in realising projects relating to alternative energy and will continue constructing biogas complexes. We seek to have several facilities in each district,” explains the Deputy Chairman of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, Alexander Yermak.