BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 27
A national project "Sustainable Economic Growth aimed at Improving the Welfare of Kazakhstanis" has been developed in Kazakhstan, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan.
According to the ministry, the project was developed as part of the government's revision of the state planning system and one of its directions is the development of the energy industry.
It is reported that the project is aimed at the practical solution of the current problematic issues of the industry and will allow forming a holistic picture of its development for the medium term.
The main goal of the project is to ensure the energy security of Kazakhstan and meet the needs of the economy and the population for electricity at the level of 120 billion kilowatt-hours by 2025.
In addition, within the framework of the national project, it is envisaged to solve the problem of modernizing the energy complex that meets the requirements of sustainable economic development.
Also, it provides for the implementation of 22 measures for the modernization of existing power plants, the construction of combined-cycle plants, the strengthening of the western zone of the energy system and the commissioning of new capacities in the field of renewable energy.
The ministry noted that the implementation of measures within the framework of the national project will be carried out at the expense of private investments in the amount of about $1.8 trillion tenge ($4.2 billion).
“It is envisaged to commission power plants with a total installed capacity of 5,400 megawatts, including the construction of a gas power plant with an installed capacity of 1,400 megawatts by 2025, and achieving production of environmentally friendly electricity at a level of up to six percent of the total output.,” the ministry reports.
Furthermore, it is planned to build a second 220 kV power transmission line between West Kazakhstan, Atyrau and Mangistau regions.