Project Details
Wind Power Market Development Initiative
Summary:The project has achieved substantial progress on realizing its objective to reduce Kazakhstan's greenhouse gas emissions by facilitating the sustainable development of the wind energy market in the country.
Expected Outcome:The project has led to a National Wind Energy Programme being prepared and supporting legislation being enacted. A Kazakhstan Wind Atlas has been developed and is freely available to potential investors online.

Technical, commercial and environmental studies have been undertaken into various issues relating to the wind industry and proposed wind farm sites including the suitability of the electricity grid, innovative financing mechanisms, and the legal and regulatory environment.

Expected Outputs:
Date Approved:2004
Expected Completion:2011
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:United Nations Development Programme: $164,000
Shared: $7,110,000 (Global Environment Facility, Private sector)
Links/Documents:Midterm Evaluation: Kazakhstan – Wind Power Market Development Initiative