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Kazakhstan eyes boosting renewables capacities via several projects

Oil&Gas Materials 2 February 2021 15:36
Kazakhstan eyes boosting renewables capacities via several projects

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2

By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:

A total of 13 hydropower plants the capacity of which will equal 177.67 MW will be commissioned in Kazakhstan before the end of 2025, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy Nurlan Nogayev said, Trend reports citing Kazakh media.

Nogayev said that taking into account the shortage of maneuverable capacities, the ministry has identified four potential projects for the construction of generating plants with a maneuverable mode in the southern regions of the country.

Nogayev also announced that the ministry has plans to hold auctions for implementation rights of renewable energy and maneuverable capacities projects. The ministry is also taking steps to increase the renewables share in electricity production to six percent by 2025.

Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy Nurlan Nоgayev said earlier this year that a total of 25 renewable energy projects were commissioned in Kazakhstan in 2020 the overall capacity of which was 583 MW.

The minister said that the volume of electricity generated using renewable energy sources amounted to 3.15 billion kWh in 2020, which meets the plan for the year.

In turn, of the total number of renewable energy projects launched in Kazakhstan in 2020, 10 projects accounted for wind energy, 12 for solar energy, 1 for hydropower, 2 for bioenergy.

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