Kazakhstan Joins Global Chapter Zero Initiative


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, March 29. The globalinitiative 'Chapter Zero Kazakhstan' was launched in Astana,Trend reports, citing the Energy Ministry
ofKazakhstan.

The global Chapter Zero initiative, aimed at taking climaterisks into account when making business and investment
decisions toensure a gradual transition to a low-carbon economy, is activelydeveloping in more than 70 countries around the world.

As part of the event to launch the initiative in Astana, ViceMinister of Energy Bakytzhan Ilyas noted that low-carbondevelopment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and aimsto prevent the catastrophic consequences of global climatechange.

"The country has a number of projects to develop renewable
andalternative energy
sources. On behalf of the President ofKazakhstan (Kassym-Jomart Tokayev), a concept for low-carbondevelopment in Kazakhstan until 2060 was developed. Theimplementation of these projects will help improve environmentalquality, prevent challenges caused by climate change andtechnological development, create new jobs, reduce the use ofcarbon in the economy, and address other important issues. Webelieve that the Chapter Zero Kazakhstan initiative, which isstarting its work in Kazakhstan for the first time, is a veryimportant step," he said.

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan's renewable
energy
installations generated6.675 billion kWh of electricity by the end of 2023. This volumeaccounts for 5.92 percent of total electrical energy
production in2023.

The country currently has 147 renewable
energy
facilities (over100 kW) with an installed capacity of 2,903.54 MW: 59 wind powerplants with a capacity of 1,409.55 MW; 46 solar power plantfacilities with a capacity of 1,222.61 MW; 39 hydroelectric powerplants with a capacity of 269.605 MW; and three biogas power plantfacilities with a capacity of 1.77 MW.

Furthermore, by the end of 2023, 16 renewable
energy
facilitieswith a total installed capacity of 495.57 MW had been operational:12 wind farms with a total capacity of 437.1 MW in the Akmola andZhetysu regions, 2 hydroelectric power plants with a total capacityof 3.7 MW in the Almaty and Turkestan regions, and two solar powerplants with a capacity of 54.77 MW in the Turkestan region.

By 2027, it is planned to commission 25 renewable
energy
projects with a capacity of 599.85 MW.

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