Kazakh solar power plant increasing electricity generation

Business Materials 2 April 2015 13:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.2

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:

Kapchagay solar power plant in Kazakhstan is increasing its electricity generation, the country's Samruk-Energo company told Trend.

Kapchagay solar plant with the capacity of 2 megawatt (with possibility of reaching 100 megawatt) was commissioned in December 2013, according to Samruk-Energo.

The volume of commercial electricity generation at the plant stood at 442,000 kilowatt hours in 2014.

During the Q1 of 2015, 630 kilowatt hours of electricity, generated at Kapchagay plant was sold to consumers.

Kapchagay solar plant started selling electricity to the settlement and financial center for supporting renewable energy sources from Oct.9, 2014.

Under the law of Kazakhstan, the center carries out the centralized sale and purchase of electricity produced by the facilities by using renewable energy sources.

Samruk-Energo company said that the state provides guarantees for the producers of "clean" electricity in Kazakhstan for connection to the network, long-term agreements on purchasing of the whole produced electricity, as well as a guarantee for the purchase of the produced electricity at the fixed price.

Kapchagay solar power plant was the first industrial project of the "green" power engineering implemented by Samruk-Energo.

Alongside with rich hydrocarbon reserve, 60 percent of Kazakhstan's territory has the potential to use solar, wind and water energy.

Edited by SI


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