Kazakhstan's renewable energy facilities increase production
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
The volume of electricity produced in Kazakhstan in 2018 amounted to 107,1 billion kWh, 3.8 percent up year-on-year, Trend reports via Finprom.kz.
According to the concept of Kazakhstan's transition to a green economy, the country is developing renewable energy through the construction of wind and solar power plants. There are 65 renewable energy facilities in the country: 12 wind farms, 19 solar power plants, 33 hydroelectric power plants and 1 biogas plant.
It should be noted that in the first half of 2018, the volume of electricity production by all renewable energy facilities in Kazakhstan amounted to 629.5 million kWh, 23.1 percent up year-on-year.
Most of the energy was generated by small hydropower plants: 373.7 million kWh, 28.6 percent up year-on-year. The production of wind farms reached 200 million kW/h, 18.1 percent up, and of solar power plants – 55,8 million kWh, 8.6 percent up.
The share of electricity generated by all renewable energy facilities in the total electricity production in Kazakhstan amounted to 1.2 percent.
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