BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
The Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan is studying the issue of building a nuclear power plant in the country, First Vice Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Murat Zhurebekov said during a briefing at the Central Communications Service (CCS), Trend reports citing the Kazakh media.
The ministry is particularly studying locations, capacities, and technologies.
“Our current work includes the definition of locations on the territory of the country, taking into account the necessary criteria that are necessary for the implementation of such projects. We are also consulting with international experts, including on technology and capacity, we look at our updated balance of electricity consumption and production in order to determine whether we will have a deficit, if so, in what year and in what volume. All this work is now being carried out in a complex,” Zhurebekov said.
According to him, the Energy Ministry will discuss these issues with international experts in November. As the first vice minister emphasized, the deadlines set by the president in one year will be met, and by that time the department will present a vision "for the further implementation of this issue".