Russian Atomic Energy Company to Build Renewable Energy Facilities in Kyrgyzstan

On March 26th, at the 13th ATOMEXPO 2024 International Forum in Sochi, Russia, Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Energy and Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom announced joint investment in the construction of renewable energy facilities in Kyrgyzstan with a capacity of up to 1 GW.

The agreement was signed by Grigory Nazarov, General Director of the Wind Energy Division of Rosatom; Talaibek Baigaziev, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic, and Dmitry Konstantinov General Director of Rosatom’s office in Kyrgyzstan.

According to Rosatom, the first stage of the project will involve the implementation of a pilot project for the construction of a wind power plant with a capacity of 100 MW in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul region. The Russian company has already installed a mast for wind measurement and is undertaking surveys on the location of wind farms. The second stage will include the development of additional sites for renewable energy facilities with a total capacity of up to 900 MW.

Times of Central Asia

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Laura Hamilton MA, is the former Director of the Collins Gallery at the University of Strathclyde. She first visited Kyrgyzstan in 2011 to research and curate a major exhibition of contemporary textiles and fashion. Since 2012, she has worked as an editor on over thirty translations of Central Asian novels and collections of short stories. In more recent years, her work has focused on editing translations of Kyrgyzstan's great epics -'Ak Moor', Saiykal', Janysh Baiysh', 'Oljobai and Kishimjan', 'Dariyka', 'Semetey' and 'Er Toshtuk' for The Institute of Kyrgyz Language and Literature, and the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University.

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