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Peter Justin O’Brien, country manager for EuroCape, a wind power developer that is building a wind power station in Zaporizhya Oblast, says that “the playing field for foreign and domestic investors is not the same.”

O’Brien and other investors say local renewable energy companies benefit from their government connections to access land, hook up to energy grids and qualify for green tariffs on favorable terms. 

“It has the effect of closing the entire sector,” O’Brien told the Kyiv Post in an Oct. 10 interview.  The same view was expressed during a press conference the same day by representatives of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, representing foreign investors working in the industry, including EuroCape.

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