Russia’s largest milk producer EkoNiva Group is switching to renewable energy at its production sites. Its dairy farm in Dobrino, Voronezh Region will be the group’s first site to be fully powered by green energy. The project is carried out in partnership with NovaWind, Rosatom’s wind power division. NovaWind operates wind farms in the Stavropol Krai, Rostov Region, and Republic of Adygea. The fact that power comes from renewable sources will be confirmed by a non-regulated bilateral contract, which is required to be concluded in accordance with the wholesale electricity market rules.EkoNiva will become one of Russia’s first raw milk producers to have a production site that buys exclusively wind power and whose energy needs are entirely covered by renewables. This will greatly reduce its indirect greenhouse gas emissions. The supply of green power is starting in September 2022. The transition to renewable energy at Dobrino will enable a reduction in indirect greenhouse gas emissions by around 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum. Following the pilot project in the Voronezh Region, EkoNiva Group will consider the possibility and feasibility of renewable energy transition at other sites. All of its capital expenditures will also be planned to incorporate green energy options.NovaWind is Rosatom's wind power division consolidating efforts of the Russian nuclear corporation in advanced areas of the energy generation technology. Established in September 2017, the company accumulates Rosatom’s competencies in wind power generation, from design and construction to mechanical engineering and operation of wind farms. As of today, NovaWind has commissioned 720 MW of wind power capacity. By 2027, Rosatom will put a total of about 1.7 GW of wind capacity in operation.