Electricity output decreases in Kazakhstan

Business Materials 18 July 2016 20:40 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18

By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:

Kazakhstan’s electricity output decreased by 3.4 percent – to 46.3 billion kilowatt/hours in H1 2016, according to the country’s Statistics Committee.

The Committee said coal production in Kazakhstan, including coal concentrate, dropped by six percent – to 45.01 million tons during the period.

Only 0.8 percent of electricity is being generated from renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, total capacity of renewable energy sources in the country amounted to more than one trillion kilowatt/hours a year, while the current demand for electricity stands at 91 billion kilowatt/hours.

Under a concept meant for Kazakhstan's switching to "green economy", the electricity generated from renewable energy sources is planed to share three percent of the total electricity production in 2020 and 10 percent in 2030.


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