Ekibastuz GRES-1 Launched Contract Electricity Supply To Russia

Kazakhstan's Energy Companies Retain High Currency Risks

Kazakh Samruk-Energy company plans to sharply increase electricity export to Russia in 2017.

On February 1 the company started exporting electricity from electricity power plant Ekibastuz GRES-1 named after Bulat Nurzhanov to Russia, the company said in a message.

It is planned to supply 4 billion kWh of electricity from this power plant to Russia till the yearend.

In 2016 Samruk-Energy exported 1.8 billion KWh of electricity to Russia. In 2015 electricity export to Russia hit 1.9 billion KWh.

Spare capacity of Ekibastuz GRES-1 plant in the amount of 500 MW will be used to insure supplies to Russia.

Samruk-Energy brings together the biggest power plants in Kazakhstan. The installed capacity of Samruk-Energy’s power plants hits 6,774 MW, which is about 32 percent of the total installed capacity of Kazakhstan’s power plants.

Ekibastuz GRES-1 Coal Power Plant Kazakhstan is located at Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. Location coordinates are: Latitude= 51.888, Longitude= 75.377. This infrastructure is of TYPE Coal Power Plant with a design capacity of 4000 MWe. It has 8 unit(s). The first unit was commissioned in 1980 and the last in 1984. It is operated by Samruk Energo (acquired Nov 2012).