Renewable energy sources to generate 1040 megawatt by 2020 05 февраля 2013, 11:45
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Asset Issekeshev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Capacities of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan will reach at least 1040 megawatt by 2020, Newskaz.ru reports, citing the country’s Minister of Industry and New Technology Aset Issekeshev as saying February 5 at a government sitting.
“Late January the Government adopted an action plan to develop renewable energy sources in 2013-2020 … in line with the plan we expect the overall capacities of renewable sources will reach 1040 megawatt by 2020, with 13 wind power plants responsible for 793 megawatt, 14 hydropower plants generating 170 megawatt and 4 solar power plants producing the other 77 megawatt”, the Minister said.
“These are cautious figures (…) the Government is now working on three documents: a concept to develop the power industry through to 2030, a concept to develop the fuel sector drafted by KazEnergy, and the so-called Green Economy Strategy developed by the Environment Ministry. By the forthcoming summer the Government should define the share of all types of power to be generated in 2030, 2040 and 2050”, the Minister said.
He reminded that President Nazarbayev set the task of developing renewable sources of energy so that they could meet half of consumption needs by 2050.