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Construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the Almaty region

  • Indicator Results
  • Investment amount, thousand US dollars 30 081
  • NPV of the Project thousand, US dollars 30 607
  • IRR, % 19,4%
  • IBITDA yield, % 87%
  • Payback period, years 7,3
  • Discounted payback period, years - - 9,6

Project Description:

Construction of a cascade of small hydroelectric power plants on the Buyen River (and its tributaries) in the Almaty region


18.2 MW

Sales market:

Almaty region

Applied Technology:

Hydraulic units with bucket turbines (Pelton turbines)

Technical characteristics and Components of the Project:

Project Components:

  • Cascade of small hydroelectric power plants on the Buyen River (14 MW):
    • HPP-1 (7.6 MW);
    • HPP-2 (1.4 MW);
    • HPP-3 (2.5 MW);
    • HPP-4 (2.5 MW).
  • Small hydroelectric power station on the Koksai and Burkettybien rivers (tributaries of the Buyen River): 4.2 MW.
Average annual electricity generation of the Project: 89.9 GWh.

Market prerequisites:

The shortage of electricity in the Almaty region (including Almaty) is energy deficient. About 30% of the region's electricity consumption comes from the energy-surplus Northern Energy Zone, or is imported from neighboring Kyrgyzstan. In 2017, the volume of electricity production amounted to 7.4 billion kWh, with the volume of consumption - 10.4 billion kWh (deficit – 3 billion kWh). According to the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the shortage of electricity in the Southern Energy Zone (which includes the Almaty region and Almaty) in 2017, the shortage of electricity amounted to 9.2 billion kWh, and according to their forecasts until 2024. it will remain at the level of about 9 billion kWh.

The growth of electricity consumption In 2017 in the Almaty region, the volume of electricity consumption amounted to 10.4 billion kWh, which is a 9% increase compared to 2013. (The average annual growth rate over the past five years is 2.1%). Reducing the size of the electricity shortage in the region requires the commissioning of significant additional energy-producing capacities in the future.

State support for the Renewable Energy Sector ("RES") actively supported by the state. To date, the enterprises of the renewable energy sector are exempt from electricity transmission fees and they are provided with predictable and long-term tariffs for and guaranteed purchase of all electricity produced.

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