Managing Director for production and asset management of “Samruk-Energy” JSC
Company assets comprises the largest generating companies, including power plants of national significance like Ekibastuz SDPP-1 and SDPP-2, as well as power plants producing heat and electricity in Almaty region and Aktobe city
The Company’s long-term development strategy involves addressing the challenge of decarbonization of the Republic of Kazakhstan economy and optimization of the operation of generating capacities through technological efficiency provided by development of competences in research and development.
Taking into account the pace of economic development against the background of natural depreciation and the retirement of service life, it is already necessary to build power plants, including aneuverable sources in the south of the country. So, according to the System Operator, as of January 1, 2016, about 60 % of the total installed capacity of power plants is over 30 years old. In addition, the service life of about 44 % of the total number of installed equipment in the Unified Energy System of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been exhausted. Within five years, about 14 % of the total number of installed equipment will exhaust their service life.
Construction of the first module of Balkhash TPP with a capacity of 1,320 MW launched in September 2012 in the presence of Heads of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea (the project is included in the SPIID and the Industrialization Map). The project will produce more than 10 billion kWh of electricity per year and cover Kazakhstan’s deficit in electricity and capacity.