Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 9, 2014 to June 30, 2021

Project ID: 4462

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy


  • Type: On-grid, utility-scale
  • Resource: Wind



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Risk analysis


  • Governance
  • Finance economy
  • Capacity building


  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Energy finance
  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Awareness raising

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women decision making

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway
  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


The results of the fact-finding mission organized by UNDP Country Office (CO) in November 2009 and subsequent analysis allow revealing a number of barriers to wind power development in Belarus. Removing these barriers would help the effective implementation of wind energy plans in Belarus. Therefore, the Government of Belarus approached UNDP CO to request assistance on the development of a wind energy project that would help country's capacity building and address removal of the regulatory, institutional, technical, knowledge and awareness-related barriers, as indicated in the table below. Most of these barriers will be addressed by the proposed GEF project with strong collaboration with the Government and other interested investors.


Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus and the installation of over 25 MW of nameplate generating capacity with a minimum of 5 MW per project and the generation of >1 million MWh of renewable energy and achieving direct greenhouse gas emission reductions totaling >500,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

USD $3,125,000

Grant amount

USD $41,020,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,125,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Belarus

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Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus