On 16 and 18 July 2018, KEGOC held public hearings in the cities of Uralsk and Atyrau on the preliminary environmental impact assessment of 'Re-enforcement of the electric network in Zone West of the Unified Power System of Kazakhstan' project.
The project shall improve reliability of electricity supply to consumers in the Western zone by re-enforcing electrical links between the regions of Zone West of Kazakhstan grid.
The public hearings were attended by media, local authorities of WestKazakhstan and Atyrau oblasts, non-governmental organisations, and other concerned parties. KEGOC experts made a presentation of the project and provided comprehensive answers to representatives of the local community.
The route of the proposed 220 kV overhead power transmission line is about 850 km long and is planned to be located in West Kazakhstan and Atyrau oblasts. The project facilities are not expected to be located in the specially protected nature areas. The environmental actions provided for the construction of transmission lines and rehabilitation and expansion of substations will minimize the environmental impact.
The project costs KZT 42 billion, and the implementation period is 2018-2023. The planned sources of funding are the borrowed funds and the funds of KEGOC.
The hearing was held in accordance with the environmental laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, based on the preliminary environmental impact assessment of the project.
About the Company
KEGOC is the System Operator of the Unified Power System of Kazakhstan, and it owns and manages the assets of the National Power Grid (NPG). The company is the natural monopoly. It owns about 25,000 km of 0.4-1150 kV electricity transmission lines and 78 electrical substations with 36.7 GVA of installed transformer capacity. These lines and substations form the NPG. The company employs more than 4.7 thousand people. More detailed information about the Company is available at its corporate website: .