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B. Sagintayev instructs regional Akims to step up work with investors with regards to energy saving projects

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by November 19, 2018 Business

Today at the Government meeting, following reports of a number of Ministers and Akims on measures taken to improve energy efficiency and energy saving, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed to develop algorithms for reducing energy consumption per unit of production.

The Head of State stressed the need to reduce the energy intensity of the country.

To date, there is only general data on the reduction of the energy intensity of industries as a whole. This mechanism complicates the tracking process: whether energy consumption in the production of each product was reduced or simply the production itself, and, as a consequence – energy consumption.

In this regard, the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Investments and Development to develop algorithms for reducing energy consumption per unit of output (ton of steel, aluminum, coal, etc.).

In addition, given that in the state energy register out of 5198 entities only 710 are legal entities, the rest are of the quasi-state sector, companies that are in the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund should also work to improve energy efficiency.

B. Sagintayev instructed regional Akims to work more actively with investors and energy-consuming enterprises, including on the implementation of public-private partnership projects and promoting energy conservation.

According to the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 4 PPP projects in the field of energy saving amounting to more than 9.7 billion tenge (Pavlodar, Atyrau and Kyzylorda regions) are being implemented in the regions; 4 PPP projects are in the process of being signed; documentation is developed and partners are being searched for 10 PPP projects. In other sectors, there are no PPP projects in the field of energy saving.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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