More than 70 percent of Kazakhstan’s electricity comes from aging coal-fired power plants that are powered by large quantities of cheap local coal in the country’s northeast. The production of electricity and heat accounts for 80 percent of the country’s carbon emissions. Renewable energy sources therefore are an important aspect of social and economic development of the country.
Changes in electricity tariffs in Kazakhstan:
Kazakhstan’s Renewable Energy Outlook
In 2013, Kazakhstan implemented a policy to transition the country to a green economy by 2050. The goal is to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the production of electricity from 0% to 3% by 2020, 30% by 2030 , and 50% by 2050.
The potential of solar energy in Kazakhstan is estimated to be 3.9 to 5.4 TWh, or about 5% of the country’s annual power consumption. Although high solar radiation is present in most regions, most solar sources tend to gravitate towards the south; Burnoye near Shymkent is an example.
Sale of Green Energy To The Government
As an initiative in supporting the users of renewable energy, a policy based on the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2009) was adopted. The highlight of this policy is that the owner of a solar power system benefits from being able to trade/sell excess energy generated back to the government up to a maximum of 100kWh at a 1 for 1 tariff.
With the constantly changing environment around us, it is important to be environmentally aware and active. By taking small steps towards looking after mother earth, you are creating a green space for you and your family business.
At Helios, we create customized integrated power solutions and offer a turnkey service from planning to operation and maintenance.
Kazakhstan’s Transition To “Green Economy” Strategy ( 2013-2050 )
2013-2020 I phase
Optimization of energy resources distribution and savings.
Development of green infrastructure
2020-2030 II phase
Rational utilization of the energy resources.
Implementation of large RES and EE technologies.
2030-2050 III phase
Full transition to green energy growth.
Transforming traditional industries to renewable energy and developing new industries based on renewable energy.
We are proud to be able to help you achieve your sustainable development goals and make a successful joint contribution to ensuring reliable energy supply, green solutions and saving nature.