The world is watching as the Republic of Kazakhstan transitions to the Green Economy. The country is well suited to achieve its Strategy 2050 given its vast territory and substantial natural resources, enabling Kazakhstan to diversify its economy and preserve its natural wealth. The transition will make use of the Republic’s favorable geopolitical position to augment Kazakhstan’s role in the energy landscape of Central Asia.

It is exciting to see the Government of Kazakhstan recognize these opportunities and plan for their use for the benefit of the Republic.

As with every opportunity, there are significant challenges and risks associated with Kazakhstan’s ambitious initiative. The Presidential Decree #557 predicts that roughly 4.6GW of wind and 0.5GW of solar energy will be installed by 2030 and this is a large increase in project development capacity for a country with only a small amount of similar facilities currently operating. Failure to learn from international renewable energy project development experience will result in higher prices for renewable energy and excess profits for international firms.

Minas Energy is actively developing a knowledge transfer program related to international renewable energy project development best practices. Specifically, we are creating content for the various subject chapters related to the program theme and have established working relationships with entities having significant experience developing and delivering similar programs. We expect to have students actively engaging with the software suite in time for Astana Expo 2017.

A sample of our training program is now available freely for you to try. We hope you will enjoy this sample chapter, and see its value in helping Kazakhstan transition to the green economy.

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