New Energy

Total Energies and Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy jointly develop 2GW project

Seetao 2021.11.02
  • French energy developer TotalEren is developing a 1GW wind power project and a 1GW battery energy storage project in Kazakhstan

Total Eren, the independent power producer (IPP) of French energy developer Total Energies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy and other government agencies to develop a 1GW wind power project and 500MW to 1GWh batteries Energy storage system.

Total Eren recently stated that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kazakhstan's Ministry of Energy, a wealth fund company and a national energy supplier to jointly develop, finance, construct and operate hybrid projects. Total Eren also said that battery energy storage manufacturer Saft (also a subsidiary of Total Energies) will provide the battery energy storage system for the project. This renewable energy facility will be deployed in central Kazakhstan, which is the largest renewable energy + energy storage project planned by Kazakhstan's independent renewable energy generators.

The expected working life of the project is 30 years. Total Eren has already carried out energy development business in the country, deploying two solar farms with a total installed capacity of 128MW, which will be put into operation in 2019. Kazakhstan has set a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 and increasing the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 15% by 2030. Keywords: New Energy: International Engineering News

Kazakhstan is a major producer of oil, coal and natural gas, and its energy structure largely represents this. Although a survey conducted by the International Energy Agency in 2018 indicated that Kazakhstan’s renewable energy accounted for only 1.4% of its energy mix and 10.4% of its power generation (mainly from hydropower), the growth of wind and solar energy will be quite rapid thereafter.Editor/Baohongying