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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Ministry of Energy: Modernization of the National electric grid within the framework of Nurly Zhol is ahead of schedule

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During today’s briefing at the Government press center, Deputy Minister of Energy Bakytzhan Dzhaksaliyev spoke about the implementation of the Nurly Zhol Infrastructure Development State Program in the energy sector.

The Deputy Minister reported that the goal of implementing the project Construction of the 500 kV Ekibastuz-Shulbinskaya HPP (Semey) – Ust-Kamenogorsk within the framework of the Nurly Zhol program, is to increase the networks’ capacity in the North-East section, to cover deficits of East Kazakhstan region independently from the transit of electric energy though Russia’s national grid and to ensure full power output of the Shulbinskaya HPP (SHPP) with the introduction of a counter regulator – Bulakskaya HPP.

The project implementation period is from 2011 to 2017. It costs 53.3 billion tenge. Financing is fully carried out at the expense of KEGOC. To date, all construction and installation works have been successfully completed, � Bakytzhan Dzhaksaliyev said.

The constructed facilities were put into operation on December 6, 2016, during the national teleconference with participation of the Head of State as part of the Industrialization Day. At the same time, construction and installation work for the first stage of the project were completed in 2016, ahead of schedule, instead of the planned target date in 2017.

Another project, which will be completed in 2018 � is the construction of the 500 kV SHPP -Aktogay-Taldykorgan-Almaty transmission lines.

Implementation of the project will allow increasing the transit potential of the National electric grid in the direction North-South Kazakhstan, ensure coverage of the energy needs of electrified sections of railways, energy-intensive mining facilities, create conditions for the development of border areas and large-scale development of renewable energy potential, as well as strengthen the connection of the Eastern zone with Kazakhstan’s national power grid, � B. Dzhaksaliyev said.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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