The construction of projects on the use of alternative energy sources is being completed in East Kazakhstan region. According to Governor of the region, Danial Akhmetov, these projects are being implemented to develop a "green" economy, which is the leading direction of the international exhibition EXPO 2017. In 2018, the region plans to complete the construction of solar, wind and hydro-electric power stations, the press-service of the regional Governor's Office informed.
"Green" stations in 2018 will appear in the Zharma, Ulan and Zyryanovsk districts. The construction of the Turgusun HPP-1 on the Turgusun River in the Zyryanovskiy District is in full swing. The average annual output of electricity by the hydroelectric power plant will be 79.8 million kilowatt hours. Speaking about the development of alternative energy in the region, one should mention the projects that are being built in the Zharma district. This is the construction of a wind power station in the village of Shar and the implementation of a project of a 25 MW wind farm with an expansion of up to 200 MW in the village of Zhangiz-Tobe. Also in this village, the construction of a solar power station with a planned capacity of 30 megawatts a year is coming to an end. It should be noted that this project is included in the list of energy producing organizations of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In addition, in the village of Tainty, the Ulan district, the project "Construction of the Tainty Wind Farm" is being implemented. The Tainty site is suitable for the construction of a wind farm with a capacity of up to 25 MW, has good wind potential. The advantages of wind farms are that they do not pollute the atmosphere - the fuel is wind.
"The Governors of the Zharma, Zyryanovsk and Ulan districts should hold monthly meetings on the implementation of these projects and provide them with all-round support. After all, with full certainty one can say that we are implementing these projects within the framework of the development of a "green" economy, which is the leading direction of the international exhibition EXPO 2017 and they should be implemented", Danial Akhmetov noted.
Wind turbines, solar installations and new hydroelectric power stations this year will not only cover the energy deficit in the region, but also provide cheap electricity to neighboring areas of the region.