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Friday, 03 April 2015 12:24


World Energy Council highly appreciated the activities of Kazakhstan National Committee at the WEC under Almasadam Satkaliev, the Chairman of the Board of “Samruk-Energy” JSC. “In good standing” certificate was issued to the Committee.

World Energy Council is global organization founded in 1923, dealing with the problems in the field of energy and including over 3000 companies-members from more than 90 world countries. The mission of the Council is “To provide the sustainable energy supply and use for the benefit of the whole mankind”. In 2009, Kazakhstan became the WEC member after “KAZENERGY” Association had joined it. Almasadam Satkaliev, the Chairman of the Board of “Samruk-Energy” JSC, is the Chairman of Kazakhstan Committee at the World Energy Council.

The activity of Kazakhstan as a member of WEC is focused on searching new ideas in the field of global and regional energy security. Kazakhstan Committee at the WEC conducts the analysis of the received data on the energy development trends, on the amounts of consumption and generation of energy in the world, on the state of energy balance, and together with the WEC colleagues works on searching new constructions of global energy security.

Every three years, WEC arranges Congress, during which the prospects for strengthening of mutual cooperation, implementation of joint projects in different fields, including energy development, renewable energy sources, logistics, mechanical engineering, instrumentation making industry, oil and gas chemistry, in the field of cultural cooperation and staff training can be discussed.

The important result of the 22nd World Energy Congress taken place in October 2013 in Daegu (Republic of Korea) was signing the Memorandum of understanding on conducting World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Astana under the auspices of WEC by Christopher Fry, General Secretary of WEC, and Almasadam Satkaliev, Chairman of the Board of “Samruk-Energy” JSC, Chairman of Kazakhstan Committee at the WEC.

The Summit successfully conducted by the Company and KAZENERGY Association in May 2014 within VII Astana Economic Forum helped to consider the issues of shale gas prospects, energy storage technologies, regional energy infrastructure, new aspects of nuclear energy development as well as management of uncertainties and risks associated with climate changes, coal generation development and water resources supply.

Conduction of the Summit in Astana is mainly caused by the fact that in recent years on the initiative of the President, Kazakhstan has adopted a number of documents such as “Green Bridge” Partnership Program and Global Energy and Environment Strategy, “Kazakhstan-2050” Strategy aimed at reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, “green economy” development, increase of energy efficiency and energy saving.

“Samruk-Energy” JSC as the largest multi-industry energy holding intends to achieve the optimum fuel balance for electricity generation, and therefore, it will diversify its energy portfolio. Taking into account all these factors, the strategy of the company is aimed at innovative development of technological potential until 2022. In particular, it provides an increase in the share of renewable energy, modernization of the existing facilities and construction of new generating facilities on the basis of clean coal technologies. The emphasis will be put on increasing the efficiency and minimizing the impact on the environment – reducing emissions of ash, sulfur and nitrogen oxides. For modern energy, it is necessary to deploy environmentally friendly technologies allowing to begin the transition to qualitatively new solutions in future.

Currently the possibility of the Company’s participation in “Future Energy Leaders” program of the World Energy Council designed specifically for young professionals is being considered. The youth wing of the WEC is based on the international experience in the development of human resources in the world energy complex, support in the development of new ways of thinking and sustainable energy future.