Support for the Implementation of Wind Auctions in Kazakhstan

Location:

Kazakhstan

TCRS Number:

9457

Business sector:

Energy

Notice type:

Public

Status:

Approved

PSD disclosed:

25 Jun 2019

Project Description

The Government of Kazakhstan (“the Government”) launched the Green Economy Concept strategic initiative in 2013 that, among other actions, aims to increase the share of solar and wind based renewable energy (RE) in electricity generation from nearly zero to 3% by 2020, and then to increase it further to 30% by 2030 and 50% by 2050. Such plans tie-in with Kazakhstan’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement, which targets reducing GHG emissions by 15% below 1990 levels by 2030.

Kazakhstan successfully introduced a RE auctions scheme in 2018. The initial pilot auction, completed in early June 2018, resulted in 194 MW of RE capacity being awarded. In October 2018, the second round of auctions resulted in the award of 664 of MW RE capacity. A third round of auctions for 250 MW of generation capacity is planned for Q3 2019.

These initial rounds of auctions are generally recognized as having been fair, transparent and competitive. However, the Government and most RE sector stakeholders acknowledge that there is potential to improve on the existing overall RE auctions policy framework, with the Government recently deciding to gradually introduce site-specific RE auctions in parallel with auctions of the type that took place in 2018.

Within this context, the Ministry of Energy (referred to hereafter as “the Authorities”) has requested EBRD support in preparing and implementing the first site-specific wind auction for 50-150 MW wind power project(s) (“the tender” or “the auction”).

This Project consists of a comprehensive package of technical assistance to provide support to the authorities entailing: (i) identifying, selecting and preparing suitable site(s) for wind power project(s); (ii) developing and amending associated regulatory documentation and rules for the auction; and (iii) providing support for implementing the auction up to the project financial closure.

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

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