“Samruk-Energy” JSC is building a renewable energy facility (RES) in the energy-deficient southern region of Kazakhstan. “Energia Semirechya” LLP, Samruk-Energy’s subsidiary, implements the project. 60 MW wind power plant (WPP) with the possible increase in the capacity up to 300 MW will be located in Shelek village of Almaty region.

The region, where the WPP will be located, suffers from power shortages. Almaty CHP, Kapshagai and Almaty Cascades of HPP, Issyk HPP, Moynak HPP, Karatal HPP are the main sources of electricity.

Now, due to the lack of own generating facilities, the need of Almaty region for electricity is covered by 50% owing to its own energy sources.

“The construction of the wind power plant in Shelek Corridor will enable to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will be 206 thousand tons of CO2 / year, and will also replace 89 thousand tons of equivalent fuel per year. Moreover, the wind power plant will allow replenishing electricity reserves with minimal environmental impact”, - said Yernur Djienbayev, the Head of the Project Office at “Samruk-Energy” JSC.

300 workplaces will be created during the construction, as well as 14 permanent jobs will be available after the launch of the plant. It is expected that the WPP will produce 225 750 thous. kWh of electricity per year.  The planned date of the construction completion – 2020.

It should be noted that the plant will consist of 24 wind power plants, with a total capacity of 60 MW, substations and power lines. The facility’s units will be managed by a hardware and software system with an automatic control system for a wind power plant. The advantage of this model is its use in conditions of a cold continental climate (–30 ... + 43 С), seismic activity of magnitude 10 and wind class II.

We remind that “Samruk-Energy” JSC has already implemented two RE projects - 2 MW SPP in Kapshagay c. (“Samruk-Green Energy” LLP) and a 45 MW wind power plant in Ereymentau c. (“FWPP” LLP).

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“Samruk-Energy” JSC is the largest power holding company in Kazakhstan, 100% owned by “Samruk-Kazyna” SWF JSC. It was established in 2007. Core business: electricity and heat production; transmission, distribution and sale of electricity, power coal mining. The holding company comprises energy and coal enterprises, including “Ekibastuz SDPP-1” LLP, “Ekibastuz SDPP-2 Plant” JSC, “Bogatyr Komir” LLP, “Almaty Power Plants” JSC, “Moynak Hydropower Plant named after U.D. Kantayev” JSC, “Shardarinsk HPP” JSC, etc.


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