Talas district to launch first wind farm
The first wind farm is being built in Talas district, Zhambyl region. Six turbines have already been installed, some of which will be launched at the end of this month. The installation will generate more than 22 megawatts of electricity per year. This will help provide power even to remote areas.
“Commissioning works are underway. We carry out maintenance and launch the tower. We are monitoring. Now we have six towers in operation. We want to build nine more in the future. We are planning a full launch of six towers this year,” said chief engineer Vasiliy Kravchenko.
The wind farm is being erected on a site where wind flows are constant at any time of the year.
“It all depends on the trajectory of the wind. There must be more winds. The location was calculated and chosen. The work began two years ago,” said Audanbek Taubasarov, Head of Entrepreneurship, Industry and Tourism Department of Talas district.
Five investment projects worth 9.2 billion tenge (US$22.5 million) are planned to be implemented in Talas district for the development of green economy.
“Zhambyl region is very favorable for the development of green energy. This is also indicated by research. The region has 12 enterprises producing energy from alternative energy sources. Five of them take energy from the water, three use the power of the wind and four are solar power plants. These projects will generate nearly 270 megawatts of electricity per year. We plan to launch four more investment projects in the next two years,” said Audanbek Taubasarov.