Mini-hydropower plants will be launched in South Kazakhstan Rivers Aksu, Keles and Kaskasu. They will start to generate electricity later this year. The construction of one station is almost completed. The region wants to reduce electricity imports after their opening. Shardara hydroelectric power plant which is undergoing an ambitious modernization will help to cover the deficit. They completely dismantle the old equipment and install high-tech generators and turbines. According to experts, it will give the area an additional 26 megawatts of electricity.
Margulan MARAIM, HEAD OF REGIONAL HCS AND PASSENGER TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT:
We will use all our internal sources. We also plan to build a solar power plant in Baidibek and Turkestan districts. Wind power plants will cover the internal deficit.