Kazakhstan has launched green energy projects following the Astana EXPO 2017 event

Kazakhstan has launched green energy projects following the Astana EXPO 2017 event

Development of renewable energy is a priority in Kazakhstan. The country has launched green energy projects following the Astana EXPO 2017 event. One of the projects includes a solar power plant in the Batyr village of Munaily district in Mangystau region. The facility, which costs 1.2 billion Tenge, is able to generate 2 megawatts of electricity.

MARAT UKIBAYEV, SPOKESPERSON, CONTRACTING COMPANY:

 - The station area is 27 hectares. There are over 8,500 panels in 40 rows. The station produces more than 10,000 kW of electricity a day.

In the upcoming years, 10 projects will be launched in the region, which includes five solar and five wind power stations. The total capacity will be over 255 megawatts. By year-end, three wind generators with a capacity of five megawatts will be commissioned near Aktau. The rotors are directed to the west, north and east. The electricity will be provided to the nearest Akshukur village. Two wind farms will also be built in the suburb of Fort-Shevchenko.

ZHANDOS SALIMOV, SPOKESPERSON, ENERGY DEPARTMENT, MANGYSTAU REGION:

 - Construction with 43.6 megawatts capacity continues. So far, a substation has been built. 24 large wind devices will be installed; the facility will be fully completed by the first half of next year. The second facility has a capacity of 42 megawatts. There are 17 large wind installations and is scheduled for next year.

Six additional projects will be built in the region, including two wind farms and four solar plants. The total capacity is estimated at almost 154 megawatts. The wind farms will be built in Beineu and Zhetibay villages and the solar stations will be in Shetpe, Zharmysh and Onda villages.