Kazakhstan Energy Snapshot 2015

Power Sector Snapshot (2015)

Installed capacity 20,800 MW
Generation Mix Coal 84%
Hydro 9%
Gas 7%
Generation 105,068 GWh
Consumption 103,900 GWh
Export 1,749 GWh
Import 2,917 GWh
  • Generation, transmission and distribution unbundled
  • Approximately 87% of the country’s power generation system is privatized
  • Kazakhstan’s national grid is operated by the state owned Kazakhstan’s Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC)

Key power sector issues identified in the report (2016)

  • The power generation mix for Kazakhstan is dominated by coal (84% of power generated is from coal) making it one among the top 10 carbon intensive countries globally. Kazakhstan 2050 – Green energy initiatives aims for 50% renewables and alternative energy in the generation mix
  • Transmission and Distribution losses are estimated at 15% due to ageing assets (many over 40-45 years old). Moreover, 70% power generation infrastructure is in need of rehabilitation
  • Almost 77% of Kazakhstan’s total electric energy is produced in the northern zone, but the major load centers are in the southern and western zones. The current north-south transmission is insufficient to transmit power from north to south

Source: ADB TA 8727: Study for a Power Sector Financing Road Map within