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Almaty CHP Coal Phase Out Project



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ESIA disclosed:

15 Jul 2022


Concept Reviewed

Approval date:

16 Nov 2022

Project description

A provision of senior loan of up to EUR 252 million in KZT equivalent to JSC “Almaty Power Plants” (the “Company” or “APP”) for comprehensive modernisation of the existing Combined Heat and Power Plant 2 (“CHP-2”), with full replacement of coal by natural gas as a primary fuel in order to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality in the Almaty city (the “Project”).  The Almaty CHP-2 is the biggest source of heating in the largest city of Kazakhstan. 

The Project is a part of the Green Cities Program of EBRD in Almaty. The primary aim of the Project is to reduce CO2 emissions in the city by c. 3 million tons (down c. 56%) and fully avoid air emissions of particulate matter and NOx. The latter is particularly important given Almaty’s statistics on pollution-related diseases - according to studies conducted by Kazakh National Medical University named after Asfendiyarov, 24% of adults and 57% of children in Almaty suffer from chronic pulmonary diseases (2013-2017 statistics), significantly above country averages and 2-3 times higher than in comparable urban areas of CIS.

The Project will be implemented under the EPC Contract, with contractor to be selected following EBRD PP&R for public sector operations.  The compliance of proposed technical design with Best Available Technologies (BAT) is an explicit condition in tender documentation.

ESIA disclosure package

  • Non-technical summary (English and Russian)
  • Local Environmental & Social Impact Assessment  (Russian)
  • Environmental and Social Action Plan (English and Russian)
  • Resettlement Framework (English and Russian)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (English and Russian)

Download package in zip format

Full ESIA availability


Almaty Power Plants JSC:
Dauren Sagidulla

+7 (727) 254 04 88

Almaty Regional Office:
41 Kazybek Bi street
Park Palace Business Centre   
3-rd Entrance, 3-rd Floor           
050010, Almaty

Tel: +7 (727) 332 00 00
Fax: +7 (727) 258 14 22


Environmental and social enquiries

Almaty Power Plants JSC
Dostyk avenue 7, Almaty, 050002, Kazakhstan
+7 (727) 254 03 31

General enquiries

Samruk-Energy JSC
Kabanbay Batyr avenue 15A, Block B, Business Center “Q”
Nur-Sultan, 010000, Kazakhstan

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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