According to the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, the agency has negotiated with Samruk-Kazyna, KazMunayGaz and TotalEnergies to implement a large-scale project in the area of renewable energy. Once the project is finished in 2026, it will be able to generate about one gigawatt of clean energy.
The memorandum is designed to solve all the issues linked with the development, financing, construction and operation of the new wind power station with a capacity of 1GW. Once the project is done, the station will be able to accumulate electricity to pass it over to consumers later on.
“The project is located in the vicinity of Mirnyi settlement in the Zhambyl region. The construction is going to be implemented gradually and must be finished by 2026,” the press service reported.
As the ministry noted, the project is crucial for the accomplishment of targeted indicators which have been approved by the new national concept of switching to a green economy. As a result, the government is expecting that the country will be able to attract additional investments, create new jobs and increase the generation of green power.
In 2021, Kazakhstan increased its power generation by 5.7% (114.8 billion kilowatt/hour). For comparison, in 2020, the increase was more modest – 2.5%.