French renewables developer Total Eren plans to build a 1GW wind farm in central Kazakhstan.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in NurSultan, the company will work with the Ministry of Energy, state wealth fund Samruk-Kaznya and state oil firm KazMunayGas, to develop, finance, build and operate the 1000MW Zhambyl Zhambyl (1000MW) OnshoreTaraz, Jambyl Province, Kazakhstan, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details complex. It will also include a 500MW/1 GWh energy storage system.
The wind farm will comprise around 200 wind turbines, while the battery storage system will be provided by Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies.
The project, Kazakhstan’s largest private renewable energy project involving storage, will help the country to achieve its aim of sourcing 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and achieving net carbon neutrality by 2060, TotalEren said.
It could provide around 3,800GWh of electricity annually, enough to supply one million people while reducing CO2 emissions by around 3.2 million tons a year.
“Total Eren sees high potential thanks to great wind and solar resources and strong political support for renewable energy. We are looking forward to the next steps of the project,” said Fabienne Demol, TotalEren’s global head of business development.