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23 September, 2021
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Three new energy projects planned in Ekibastuz

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The Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliev promised to restore the Ekibastuz GRES-1 by the end of 2023.

Ekibastuz GRES-1 and GRES-2 are the main energy sources in the northern and southern zones of the Unified Electric Power System of Kazakhstan.

The goal of the project for the restoration of the first power unit at Ekibastuz GRES-1 is to increase the plant's capacity by 500 MW. This will ensure the projected growth in consumption in the Unified Energy System of Kazakhstan, - said the head of the Ministry of Energy at a government meeting.

The amount of investments provided by the comprehensive plan is 66.5 billion tenge. The project is implemented by Samruk-Energo JSC.

At present, the readiness of the Ekibastuz GRES-1 project is 41.8%. Old equipment was dismantled by 88.3% and new equipment was assembled by 33%. The completion of the project is scheduled for the end of 2023, Mirzagaliyev said.

The project for the expansion and reconstruction of the Ekibastuz GRES-2 implies the construction of a new power unit with a capacity of 636 MW by 2025.

As a result of the implementation of this project, the installed capacity of the station will be increased from 1,000 MW to 1,636 MW. Currently, work is underway to adjust the design and estimate documentation of the project, with a completion date in December this year, the minister concluded.