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100 MW Wind Farm Near Astana

Friday 29 June 2018

KOKSHETAU (KazInform) — The projects being realized in Akmola region will let in years to come to scale up massively development of alternative energy sources, the regional communications service of Akmola region internal policy department reports.

Development of green projects will raise the renewable share up to 46.2% by 2021 out of the total energy output in Astana suburbs. It will let fulfil the President’s task set in his Address to increase renewable electricity generation up to 30% by 2030.

The first 45 MW wind power station was put into operation in Yerementau district under the Industrialization Map. In 2015 it generated 78.9 GWh, in 2016 up to 141.6 GWh (17% of the total energy output of the region) and 166.4 GWh in 2017.

Building preparations for a 100 MW solar electrical plant worth €165 mln (KZT 60 bln) are underway in Tselinograd district. Construction of the wind farm with a capacity to generate 100 MW has started in Arshaly district. The project consisting of 30 wind-powered generators is worth KZT 82.5 bln. Realization of such projects will let the region double the renewable share by 2021.

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