New solar plant to reduce energy dependence of Kyzylorda Province


KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan is set to install a solar plant in Zhalagash District, Kyzylorda Province, Kazinform reported Wednesday (August 15).

The new plant will be spread out over 164 hectares of land and have a capacity of 30MW. The goal is to reduce Kyzylorda's energy dependence on other provinces and to keep power bills affordable, according to officials.

Investors are providing the 12 billion KZT ($33,000) needed for the plant.

The project is expected to start this year and to end in 2019. The plant will create an estimated 15 jobs once it starts operation.

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