Kazakhstan's electricity generation via renewables jumps y-o-y

Oil&Gas Materials 9 August 2021 11:29 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 9

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s electricity generation using renewable energy sources has amounted to 2.03 billion kWh in 1H2021, which is 42 percent more than during the same period last year, Trend reports citing Kazakh Energy Ministry.

Thus, wind power plants generated 815 million kWh, small hydropower plants – 385.2 million kWh, solar power plants generated 834.5 million kWh, and bioelectric stations generated 1.6 million kWh during the reporting period.

The share of renewables in overall electricity generation stood at 3.5 percent over the first half of 2021.

Kazakhstan is taking measures to increase renewable capacities in the country by 2030.

The share of green energy in Kazakhstan’s energy sector will be increased to 15 percent by 2030, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin said.

"During the UN Climate Ambition Summit in December 2020, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Kazakhstan’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060,” the prime minister added.

“We are making consistent efforts to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the total energy production,” Mamin said. “So, this figure reached three percent as of 2020, it is planned to double it and bring it to six percent in 2022."


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