Zhambyl region: About $500 million invested in alternative energy development

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TARAZ. KAZINFORM - The head of the department of energy, housing and communal services of Zhambyl region Mukhtar Toleuliyev noted at a report meeting that last year the department spent over 10 billion tenge for the development of alternative energy projects in the region.

"The lion's share of funds - about 4.8 billion tenge - went to the development of water supply systems. We carried out work in the field of gas and electricity. In addition, we updated main, street and block heat networks," said M. Toleuliyev. According to his words, over the past five years $464 million have been invested in the development of alternative energy. Total power capacity of the implemented projects amounted to 230.5 MW. Recall that in 2009 Kazakhstan adopted the law on support for renewable energy. Zhambyl region has commissioned 5 objects of renewable energy sources including the first in Central Asia industrial solar power (Otarskaya SES) 504 kW, the first commercial wind farm in Kazakhstan in Kordai area with capacity of 1.5 MW, the largest in Kazakhstan small hydroelectric on Tasotkelskom dam of 9.2 MW, Merke 1.5 MW hydroelectric, 2.3 MW hydroelectric called Karakystakskaya.

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