The abandoned site of Chernobyl, infamous for the world’s most well-known nuclear disaster, is set to be repurposed by Ukraine as a wind farm. The plan is to transform the area into a one-gigawatt wind farm, which will be one of the largest in Europe. At full capacity, this wind farm could power up to 800,000 homes in nearby Kyiv.
However, concerns about worker safety still persist due to the radioactive material still present in the atmosphere. Despite this, Ukrainian officials and Notus Energy, a German company involved in the project, are working together to ensure that all necessary safety precautions are taken before work begins.
The rehabilitation of Chernobyl into a modern power plant that produces clean energy has significant symbolic value. It will provide clean and climate-friendly energy to Kyiv while also benefiting the environment and providing sustainable energy for Ukraine’s capital.
Oleksandr Krasnolutskyi, Ukraine’s deputy ecology minister, stated that Chernobyl could become a symbol of clean and renewable energy for future generations. The project aims to benefit both people and the planet while promoting sustainable development in Ukraine.