Production of electricity increases in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 4 /Trend D.Mukhtarov/
Electricity production in Kazakhstan amounted to 86.2 billion kWh in 2011, or 104.7 percent of the corresponding period in 2010, Minister of Industry and New Technologies Aset Isekeshev said on Monday.
"At the same time, electricity consumption amounted to 88.1 billion kWh, or 105.2 percent of the corresponding period in 2010, the development of renewable electricity targets for 2011 totaled 423 million kWh, an increase of 20 million kWh, or by 4.73 percent more than in 2010," Isekeshev said, speaking in the Majilis in the course of governmental hour devoted to the state program for accelerated industrial-innovative development of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014.
He recalled that the unified power system of Kazakhstan is working steadily in parallel with the power systems of Russia and Central Asia.
In 2011 Kazakhstan completed the construction of Moinak hydropower plant with a capacity of 300 MW, power plant construction in the Akshabulak with a capacity of 87 MW, commissioned Ural power plant capacity of 54 MW, power-generating unit number 2 on the Aksu Power Plant with capacity of 325 MW and wind farm with a capacity of 1.5 MW.