1GW of renewable energy projects coming to the Kyrgyz Republic

Abu Dahbi-headquartered developer Masdar will spearhead development of energy projects with a 1GW capacity in the Kyrgyz Republic. Renewable energy can bolster the nation’s energy security, says Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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New energy projects are in the offing in Kyrgyzstan, also known as the Kyrgyz Republic. United Arab Emirates-based developer Masdar has signed an agreement on building a 1GW project pipeline, Masdar reports in a press release.

The first undertaking per the agreement will be a 200MW solar power facility, slated for operation in 2026.

The deal builds upon a previous agreement, which Masdar signed in April 2022. The Emeriti developer was supposed to explore the options for renewable energy projects such as photovoltaics – both onshore and floating varieties – as well as hydroelectric installations.

”We see this 200 MW plant being the first of a number of projects that will support the nation’s goals on emissions reductions, while increasing clean energy access and security,” says Chief Executive Officer of Masdar Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi.

A large share of Kyrgyzstan’s electricity already comes from clean energy sources, but much of it is generated by aging hydropower plants.

The solar installations outlined in the deal could help ensure the nation’s energy security, says the Kyrgyz Republic’s Minister of Energy, Ibraev Taalaibek Omukeevich, in a press release:

”The large-scale development of the renewable energy system will also help to improve employment, living conditions and energy supply for the population of the republic, reduce poverty in rural areas, and improve the level of education, as well as introduce new modern technologies.” 

The country is already at work on reducing its CO2 emissions by 44% towards 2030.

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