Wind energy to provide electricity to 10,000 Astana households
Jul 3, 2018 12:27 pm
Plans are underway to complete a $242 million, 100MW wind power plant near the capital
Construction of the wind energy conversion plant began in the Kostomar rural area’s Arshaly district, 40 km northeast of the city. The work is being completed by CAPEC Green Energy LLP, established in 2014 to execute investment projects in renewable energy.
The construction includes the placement of 30 wind turbines, 15 at each of two start-up complexes. It also involves auxiliary facilities for maintenance of the wind farm operation and storage of large spare parts. Annual energy production is forecast at about 306 million kW per hour.
Upon completion, the wind power station can meet the needs of more than 10,000 families, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Kazakhstan’s share of alternative energy sources must reach 30 percent in 2030, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his state-of-the-nation address. Green projects near the capital will increase the share of energy generated by alternative sources around Astana up to 46.2 percent.
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