The Ministry of Energy has prepared a draft law on cooperation between Kazakhstan and France in the fight against global warming, which aims to promote, develop, and implement major projects in renewable energy and sustainable development within the country, QazMonitor reports.
As part of this agreement, the countries plan to construct a 1 GW wind power plant near the village of Mirny in the Zhambyl region. To ensure the safe and sustainable operation of the energy system, the investor will implement a mechanism for electric energy storage and the settlement of imbalances.
The project is expected to create up to 250 permanent jobs and provide employment for up to 2,500 temporary workers. It is projected to attract approximately ₸820 billion in investment and generate an additional 3,600 billion kWh of green energy.
The ministry notes that the project's implementation will contribute to achieving a 15% reduction by 2030 and reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by at least 2 million tons.
The draft document will be open for public discussion until October 3.