Coal output up in Kazakhstan

Business Materials 17 April 2017 16:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 17
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:

Production of coal, including coal concentrate increased in Kazakhstan by 17.9 percent to 29.39 million tons in 1Q2017 as compared to the same period of 2016, the Kazakh Statistics Committee said.
In March 2017 coal output hit almost 9.96 million tons (5.6 percent increase compared to February 2017).

This is while the electricity output in Kazakhstan increased by 9.7 percent to 27 billion KWh in 1Q2017. In March 2017 the electricity output hit 9.32 billion KWh (9 percent increase compared to February 2017).

Only 0.8 percent of electricity is 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 the share of the electricity generated from renewable sources to 3 percent in 2020 and 10 percent in 2030.

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