By BBC Monitoring
France's Total Energies company plans to build a one-gigawatt wind power station in Kazakhstan, the privately-owned Kazakh news agency KazTAG reported on 13 June.
"On 9 June 2022, the Kazakh Energy Ministry, the Samruk-Kazyna [National Wealth Fund], the KazMunayGaz national company and Total Energies signed an agreement on principles for building a large-scale one-gigawatt renewable energy resources facility as part of the implementation of Kazakh President Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev's instruction," KazTAG quoted a Kazakh EnergyMinistry press release as saying.
The instruction was given at a special meeting in May 2021 to discuss issues of developing Kazakhstan's energy sector.
As it is reported, "the signed document is aimed at developing, financing,constructing and operating a one-gigawatt wind station with the use of an energy storage system".
"The facility will be located near the village of Mirnyy in Zhambyl Region. The construction of the facility is planned to be carried out in phases, and the full completion of the project is expected between 2024 and 2026.The implementation of this project will make it possible to achieve target indicators approved by a blueprint for Kazakhstan's transition to a green economy, attract additional investments, create new jobs, as well as increase the generation of green electricity," said the Kazakh Energy Ministry.
Source: KazTAG news agency in Russian 1007 gmt 1 Jan 70