Project Name Fostering the Development of Renewable Energy
Project Number 50318-001
Country / Economy Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9301-KAZ: Fostering the Development of Renewable Energy
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender No gender elements

The proposed TA aims to assist the government to achieve its targets. The TA will: (i) train KEGOC's transmission system planning and operation staff on modern system planning tools; (ii) improve KEGOC's system planning tools improved; and (iii) prepare a list of transmission grid reinforcement projects necessary to integrate electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), a state owned electricity transmission and dispatch joint stock company, has been successfully managing high voltage grid of Kazakhstan (approximately 25 thousand kilometers) since the Soviet times. Its staff has gathered vast experience in operation, planning and maintenance of the network supplied from conventional energy generation sources (coal, gas and hydro) and has been adequately equipped to undertake static and dynamic stability analysis of integration of such type of generation sources. KEGOC does not possess sufficient technical capacity and tools to analyze the impact of integration of variable energy generation sources to the grid. As a result, the applications from public and private sector developers on construction of new wind and solar power plants are deferred until their impact on the power system is analyzed and adequate grid reinforcement measures are undertaken.

The conceptualization of the TA is a result of consultations with the Ministry of Energy, state power generation company Samruk Energy and state transmission and dispatch company KEGOC. Each entity indicated on the lack of capacity related to integration of the renewable energy and clearly observed how TA outputs could benefit their business processes and Kazakhstan in general.


Electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan increased to 3% by 2020.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Transmission system operator's capacity for planning and modeling of the integration of variable power generation sources into the Kazakh power system established.

Progress Toward Outcome

To be assessed.

TA implementation/activities are ongoing.The consultants have completed and submitted reports on (i) transforming the System Model into the format of PowerFactory and on Installation of Additional Services considering the special features of the Kazakhstan energy system; (ii) study for transmission planning in lieu of renewables' integration into the energy system of Kazakhstan; (iii) 1st draft final report on the main conclusions including the list of the transmission reinforcement projects.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

KEGOC's transmission system planning and operation staff trained on modern system planning tools

KEGOC's system planning tools improved

A list of transmission grid reinforcement projects necessary to integrate electricity generated from renewable energy sources prepared.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Two formal and extensive on-the-job trainings on the PowerFactory software for power system studies and transmission planning were conducted for 22 KEGOC staff using practical system model. The trainings focused on (i) PowerFactory basic training; (ii) modeling of renewables integration; (iii) transfer capability calculation and the model used for perspective planning; (iv) short circuit calculation and protection coordination; (v) power quality planning with PowerFactory; (vi) RMS transients simulation and dynamic stability; and (vii) frequency stability calculation.

To be assessed.

To be determined.

TA completion has been extended to 31 December 2018 to allow completion of all remaining project activities and deliverables.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The data collection has been completed while the interpretation and calculation of the data collected have recently commenced.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will recruit a firm of international consultants to undertake this task. A consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method, following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Quality cost weighting of 90:10 will be used to ensure quality of the complex system analysis. The task will require 23 person-months of international consultant time during the 12 months implementation period. Out of the TA amount $450,000 will be allocated as provisional sums for the procurement of the transmission system planning software and associated licenses for DIgSILENT.
Procurement TBC
Responsible ADB Officer Mtchedlishvili, Levan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC)
Concept Clearance 27 Oct 2016
Fact Finding -
Approval 06 Mar 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9301-KAZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2017 15 Mar 2017 15 Mar 2017 28 Feb 2018 30 Jun 2019 03 Dec 2019
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 17 Jun 2022 970,512.00
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