Electricity output increases in Kazakhstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 16
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan’s electricity output increased by 1.1 percent to 60.73 billion KWh in January-Aug. 2016 as compared to the same period of 2015, Kazakh Statistics Committee said.
Coal production, including coal concentrate, in Kazakhstan dropped by 5.7 percent – to 60.69 million tons during the period.
Only 0.8 percent of electricity is being generated from renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan.
Renewable energy sources in the country can give more than 1 trillion kWh of electricity a year, while the current demand for electricity stands at 91 billion kWh.
Kazakhstan plans to increase share of the electricity generated from renewable sources to 3 percent in 2020 and 10 percent in 2030.
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