Samruk-Energy will test energy storage system at solar power plant in Kapshagay city area


"Samruk-Energy" JSC presented EnergyPod energy storage system ( EnergyPod ESS) manufactured by Primus Power to mass media representatives.

"Samruk-Energy" JSC  presented EnergyPod energy storage system ( EnergyPod ESS) manufactured by Primus Power to mass media representatives. The first demonstration unit EnergyPod ESS was installed at 2 MW solar power plant in Kapshagay city of  Almaty region.

Almasadam Satkaliyev, Chairman of the Board of "Samruk-Energy" JSC commented the launch of ESS:

- 2 MW SPP is a pioneer in the use of electricity storage technologies in commercial scale. This is an innovative solution for the integration of renewable energy resources into the grid, improvement of  power supply quality and reducing negative impact of traditional sources on the environment "

Tom Stepien, Primus Power President noted: "Solar energy and storage systems are natural partners. The use of battery systems in solar power plant increases the value of combined system and reduces costs for the system operator. We are pleased to work closely with our Kazakh partners and work together to build a clean, efficient and upgraded power system in the Republic of Kazakhstan "

Director General of “Samruk-Green Energy” Zhomart Mominbayev said that modern energy accumulating systems simplifies the task of integrating solar kilowatt hours into the RK UPS - end of quote. The practical application of technology on accumulation of electricity from renewable energy sources is another step in the systematic implementation of "Samruk-Energy" JSC strategy which is a leader in green electricity production in Kazakhstan".

 "Samruk-Energy" JSC signed a strategic cooperation agreement with American company Primus in May 2015. “Samruk-Green Energy”LLP, a subsidiary of “Samruk-Energy” JSC, provides its production capacity for technological testing of energy-systems in the framework of the agreement.

In the event of a successful outcome it is planned to install EnergyCells with a total capacity of 25 MW (100 MW h) at renewable energy facilities.  In turn, the company Primus agrees to localize ESS production in Kazakhstan. ESS installed at  Kapshagay SPP is the first system in the CIS, and contributes to achievement of Kazakhstan plans to increase the share of energy production from RES (renewable energy sources) up to 30% by 2030.

For reference

"Samruk-Energy" JSC

 "Samruk-Energy" JSC is the largest diversified holding company successfully integrated into the international power balance, creating value for its shareholders and aimed at formation of highly efficient power supply system that ensures sustainable development of all sectors of Kazakhstan. Holding unites the assets for the production of electricity and thermal energy, transmission and distribution of electricity, production of energy coal. It provides 30% of generation in the UPS of Kazakhstan and 35% of coal production.  "Samruk-Energy" JSC is a subsidiary of "Samruk-Kazyna" Sovereign Wealth Fund” JSC. Website:

“Samruk-Green Energy” LLP

“Samruk-Green Energy” LLP was established on January 25, 2012 in order to implement projects in renewable energy sources (RES) sector in the Republic of Kazakhstan. “Samruk-Green Energy” LLP first project on production of electricity using renewable energy sources is 2 MW solar power plant in Kapshagay city (SPP), where testing of innovative renewable energy technologies are also conducted. In 2015, 2 MW SPP  tested 16 photovoltaic modules with capacity of 3,68 kW produced by “Astana-Solar” LLP, presented in the framework of trilateral agreement on strategic partnership. Testing of energy storage system will be carried out in several load modes, providing 30 days for each of the modes in real time. Currently, “Samruk-Green Energy” LLP is planning to implement  “Solar Park” 50 MW solar power plant construction project in cooperation with “Astana Solar” LLP with the prospect of expansion to 200 MW in the area of ​​Kapshagay city. Website:

Primus Power

Primus Power is Californian start up on production of long power storage systems based on the flow batteries. The company's headquarters is located in Silicon Valley (USA). Primus Power is a leader in grid energy storage technology. Equipment of the company coming under  EnergyPod® brand represents 25 innovative patents in the field of chemistry, molecular technologies and design of electrical systems. EnergyPod® products are characterized by the best indicators in specific capacity and power flow density, high reliability and mobility at a low price. Primus Power page in social networks Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, or site.

Contacts for media:

Marat Mukhamedsayliev, press secretary of "Samruk-Energy" JSC, +7 (7172) 553062

Jane Evans-Ryan; PR for Primus Power; + 1-408-489-6391; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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