According to the ADB, the proposed Project will gradually decommission and replace inefficient coal-based power generating units with combined cycle gas turbine units with an installed capacity of up to 600 MW for electricity and 957 GCal/h for heat. The plant will be constructed at the existing site of the Almaty combined heat plant 2 (CHP-2) with all grid and heating pipeline infrastructure in place.
The ADB categorized the project in the following way:
Environment - A
Involuntary Resettlement - B
Indigenous Peoples - C
From the company's website:
Joint Stock Company Almaty Electric Stations (JSC AlES) is a energy supplying company that provides heat and electric energy in Almaty city and Almaty region. JSC AlES provides electricity and heat to about 70% of consumers in Almaty region, is a natural monopoly entity in terms of heat generation and a market entity occupying a dominant position in terms of electricity generation.
From the website of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds:
Joint Stock Company Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna was founded in accordance with the Decree of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 13, 2008 no. 669.
Sovereign Wealth Fund «Samruk-Kazyna» is established in order to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of national economy and prevent any potential negative impact of changes in the world markets on economic growth of the country.
The key purpose of “Samruk-Kazyna” is to manage shares (interests) of national development institutions, national companies, and other legal entities it owns to maximize their long-term value and competitiveness in the world markets.
|Private Actor 1||Private Actor 1 Role||Private Actor 1 Sector||Relation||Private Actor 2||Private Actor 2 Role||Private Actor 2 Sector|
|-||-||-||-||Almaty Electric Stations (AlES) JSC||Client||Energy|
|-||-||-||-||JSC "SWF Samruk-Kazyna" (SKKZ)||Client||Energy|
|-||-||-||-||SAMRUK-ENERGY JSC||Parent Company||Energy|
Almaty Electric Stations JSC:
Almaty CHP Plant 2:
Address: Algabas, Karasay district, Almaty region
Phone: (+7 727) 2 50 31 40
Fax: (+7 727) 2 50 31 55
Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC:
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