Nearly ten advanced green innovation projects will be launched this year in Kazakhstan
The application of these innovative devices has once again proved - the future is behind the "green" technologies. All 115 participating countries displayed their alternative energy know-how at Astana EXPO 2017. More than fifty most effective projects will now be implemented in Kazakhstan. They will be applied in such strategic spheres as oil and gas, coal industry and electric power. The expert group selected the best and promising world practices.
BERIK YERBOSYNOV, HEAD OF EXPO MANAGING DEPARTMENT, KAZAKH ENERGY MINISTRY:
- A group of experts from the Ministry of Energy compiled a list of projects that are of interest to Kazakhstan. This list includes 105 foreign projects and 28 domestic projects. By now, regional Governor’s Offices have selected 40 innovative ideas, national companies have selected 15, two of them are planned to be launched in 2018.
Nearly ten advanced green innovation projects will be launched this year, experts say. The rest will be introduced in stages before 2022. A know-how project will be implemented in Astana as well.
MAKSAT ISMAGULOV, CHIEF SPECIALIST, ENERGY DEPARTMENT, ASTANA MAYOR’S OFFICE:
- We have selected eight technologies from those exhibited in Expo. These are the technologies that can be used for construction of smart houses. The mayor’s office is considering if the projects are suitable for us. If yes, we will start their implementation.
One of the Kazakhstani oilfield service companies became interested in eco-capsule presented at the exhibition in the Slovak pavilion. It is a mobile residential module with wind generators and photovoltaic panels. The pilot version will be tested this year.
SERGEI KOSTIN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OPERATION DEPARTMENT:
- Equipment will be stored in these capsules to maintain a standard temperature within 15-20 degrees. If the project is approved, then the capsules will be used for mobile security posts, for temporary premises so to say that have no electricity access during the road repair works, for instance.
Four projects out of 40 selected will be put into operation this year: two of them - in the North Kazakhstan region, and another two – in Kostanay. "Green" technologies are spreading out. There are more than 50 renewable energy facilities in Kazakhstan; their contribution to the country's total energy balance is about 350 megawatts. The share of alternative energy should reach 30% by 2030.