Astana, Kazakhstan, July 3
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev gave a start to the construction of the first industrial wind park in Yereimentau (north Kazakhstan) on July 2, during the national teleconference, Acorda (residence of Kazakhstan's president) said.
The capacity of the wind farm will be 45 megawatts, with the possibility of reaching 300 megawatts.
"This is sufficient for providing some 80,000 apartments with electricity. Both national and foreign companies have been involved in the project," Acorda said.
Three new power plants in the cities of Taldykurgan, Aktogay and Semei, as well as some 1,500 kilometers long power transmission lines will be put into operation. This project will strengthen the North-South transit and the electricity demand of the southern region will be met.
Edited by CN