Eni awarded 50 MWp photovoltaic project in Kazakhstan

Source: press release, 2 December 2019

The development of renewable energy in the countries in which Eni operates is a key element in the energy transition process towards a low-carbon scenario
The development of renewable energy in the countries in which Eni operates is a key element in the energy transition process towards a low-carbon scenario (photo: Eni)

Eni, through its local subsidiary ArmWind LLP, has been awarded a 50 MWp photovoltaic project in the region of Turkestan, in southern Kazakhstan, as a result of an auction managed by the Kazakh Authorities. The auction was realised in the framework of a joint initiative of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Last September, Eni was awarded a 48 MW wind farm project, as an extension to the Badamsha 1 project, a 48 MW wind farm itself, which is currently under construction in the region of Aktobe, in western Kazakhstan.

This award marks Eni’s entry in the solar sector of the country, and it confirms the company’s role as one of the most prominent energy players in Kazakhstan. The project will be completed in the second half of 2021 and it will contribute to the progressive decarbonisation of the power sector of the country. The new plant will allow for a greenhouse gases emissions reduction of 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the lifetime of the plant.

This new project is part of Eni overall strategy for decarbonisation and its transformation path towards green energy and circular economy that the company began in 2014. Eni aims to improve energy access in the countries where it operates and is committed to maximising its effort to reduce CO2 emissions. In order to ensure long-term sustainability, Eni constantly promotes the development of renewable energy and engages in scientific and technological research.