Kazakhstan has adopted and is implementing a concept for transition to "green" economy, in order to implement it, a legislative framework has been established and clear target indicators for the development of the RES sector have been identified. The competent authority implementing the state policy in the renewable energy sector is the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
According to the concept for the transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the "green economy", share of renewable energy sources of electricity production should be 3% by 2020, 10% by 2030, 50% by 2050, taking into account alternative energy.
The Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in accordance with the Law "On Supporting the Use of Renewable Energy Sources", is currently working on organizing and conducting auction auctions for energy waste disposal projects (hereinafter referred to as the WtE Auction Bidding).
The auction of the WtE is held in accordance with the Rules for the Organization and Conduct of Auction Sales, including qualification requirements for auction participants, the content and procedure for filing an application, types of financial support for the application for participation in the auction and the conditions for their entry and return, the procedure for summing up the results and determining the winners approved by order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 21, 2017 No. 466.
So, to conduct the Auction trades of the WtE for the selection of technologies for energy waste utilization, by order of the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 26, No. 119-p, a Commission on the formation of the List was created, whose members by open vote decided to determine a group of settlements for the introduction of energy utilization facilities. The group of settlements included the following cities: Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Aktobe.
In order to conduct the auctions of the WtE, amendments were made to the current legislation in the field of support of RES sector and the Rules of organizing and holding auction were developed.
The auction of the WtE is held on the basis of schedule of auction annually approved by the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
To attract private investment in the renewable energy sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the following measures are envisaged:
To implement the RES facility construction project in Kazakhstan through the mechanism of guaranteed centralized purchase, a potential investor should: