RENEWABLE SOURCES OF GREEN ENERGY
Kazakhstan is actively developing the alternative energy. The production leader is the Zhambyl region. The largest wind power station of the country is located in the Kordai district. 40 generators produce ecologically clean energy. Powerful devices can produce up to 50 million kilowatts of electricity a year. The cost of the grandiose project exceeds twelve billion tenge.
MARAT TUKBAYEV, ENERGY SPECIALIST:
- Our wind power station is industrial which doesn’t work for some kind of separate settlement like district and city. We give electricity to the state. The implementation of our project has made possible to partially reduce the electricity deficit of the regions. We created additional jobs and increased revenues to the local budget.
Western Kazakhstan plans to develop green energy, too. The leadership of the Mangistau region and the French company signed a memorandum in Aktau. According to the document, the region plans to build a solar power plant. The project’s input is expected in the first quarter of 2018. Chinese investors will be participants of the project. The installation’s power is 12 megawatts. This place was chosen not by chance. The region’s high solar activity is observed thoroughly.
AZAT BETEKBAYEV, ADVISOR OF PRESIDENT ON FRENCH COMPANY:
- 12 megawatt is a pilot project considering possibilities of the territory and etc. According to demand, solar stations have prospects for further development.
Karaganda is granted a solemn start to the construction of the largest and modern solar power plant in Central Asia. The plant will be built on an area of 160 hectares near the Saran city. Over three hundred and seventy (370) thousand solar panels of the latest generation will be installed. A year later, it is planned to receive the first kilowatts of clean solar energy.
YERLAN KOSHANOV, GOVERNOR OF KARAGANDY REGION:
- The development of renewable energy sources is the instruction of the head of state and today we are taking the first steps to implement the instructions of the President in the region.
The substation’s capacity is over 145 million kilowatt hours per year. Clean electricity will flow into the country’s common grid. The project costs one hundred and forty million euros which will pay off after 8 years.