Deterioration of Power Stations in Kazakhstan Comprises 60%

Business Materials 1 February 2008 16:53 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, 1 February / Тrend corr. Konirova / Deterioration of equipment in the power stations in Kazakhstan made up 60%, the Chairman of the Board of Samruk-Energo Erlan Upushev said to journalists in Astana on 1 February.

"The difference between the established and available power capacities exceeds 4,000 MW. And the figure will be increasing every year," Upushev said.

According to Upushev, the 4,000 MW is the power which was lost due to deterioration of the equipment in the power stations. Kazakhstan's economy cannot develop without construction of new stations and reconstruction and upgrading of the available ones.

"Within recent 15-16 years, new generating powers have not been factually introduced in Kazakhstan," Erlan Upushev said.

Samruk-Energo was established in May 2007 to operatively manage the state electric power assets in order to implement coordinated state policy.