POWEREXPO ALMATY 2021: FURTHER GROWTH OF KAZAKHSTAN’S ENERGY POTENTIAL.
In the autumn of 2021, the 19th Kazakhstan International Exhibition “Energy Industry, Electrical Engineering and Power Engineering” was held in PowerExpo Almaty 2021. During the three days of work, 1,431 specialists visited the exhibition site, including industry experts, representatives of the state apparatus and industry professionals.
Previously, the Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev noted in his speech that ensuring energy security is one of the priorities. The rate of energy consumption in Kazakhstan is growing from year to year, but the new energy sources that are launched do not match the rate of growth of the country. In fact, the development of the country directly depends on the stability of the energy industry. Kazakhstan has taken a steady course towards the development of renewable and alternative energy sources. The country has managed to achieve a qualitative increase in RES in the structure of the total energy balance - it has reached the threshold of 3%.
Taking into account the particular importance of the energy complex for the further development of the country, the main issues of discussion at the exhibition in 2021 were the topics of energy saving, RES development and increasing energy efficiency. 77 companies from 10 countries (Austria, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Slovakia, and the United States) presented unique developments, innovative solutions in the field of energy, lighting and energy efficiency. The 2021 exhibitors included such companies as Horus Energy from Moldova, Altec Worldwide from the United States, ETW Energietechnik from Germany, KIWA SK, S. R. O. from Slovakia.
Based on the planned transition to the “Green Economy” and the transformation of the energy complex of the country in the direction of decarbonization and environmental friendliness, the exposition was attended by a large number of companies representing the RES development. Helios PV(KZ), Tree Energy, Almaty University of Energy and Communication named after Gumarbek Daukeyev, Galaktika, Cink Hydro-Energy presented low-power renewable energy sources, including solar, wind and hydro power plants. The Russian companies accounted for 50% of the total number of participants. Collective stands were presented by Moscow, Krasnoyarsk Region, Chuvash Republic, Moscow Region and Volga Region.
In October 2021, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented a projected balance of development of the electric power industry of Kazakhstan until 2035. Electricity consumption is expected to grow annually over the next decade, so it is planned to increase the volume of generation through RES, as well as gas and hydroelectric power plants. Taking into account the current needs of the industry, the energy industry should already be ready for the necessary transformations.
Compliance with the new realities and maintaining carbon neutrality issues have also been much discussed in thematic seminars and roundtables to address industry issues.
On the first day of the exhibition, October 27, there was a round table “Joint Efforts to achieve carbon neutrality”, organized by Electric power and energy saving development Institute JSC of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan. The emphasis was also focused on environmental preservation, the transition to the BAT principles, the prospects for introduction of affordable and effective technologies for transition to carbon neutrality and quality climate change, through sound waste management. The leading companies of Kazakhstan EKRA KAZAKHSTAN and AMAX held thematic seminars, where they presented their technical developments in the field of adjustment and operation of digital substations (EKRA KAZAKHSTAN) and modern gas supply systems for boilers (AMAX).
The business program of the second day of the exhibition was devoted to a seminar on energy audit organized by the Kazakhstan Association of Energy Auditors ALE. Particular attention was paid to the introduction of best practices in energy saving and energy efficiency, the application of basic standards for energy auditing, the use of digitalization as a tool of energy saving, the development of the “green economy” and Industry 4.0 in the energy industry.
The PowerExpo Almaty 2021 exhibition has once again become a popular industry event, which defines the vector of further development of the industry in the coming years.
In 2022, PowerExpo Almaty will be held from September 28 to 30, in parallel with the largest project “Oil and Gas” - KIOGE. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and AUMA have included the PowerExpo Almaty 2022 in their trade fair plan and confirmed the German group’s participation.
The organizer of the PowerExpo Almaty 2021 exhibition is Iteca Kazakhstan exhibition company.
Official support was provided by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty City Akimat, Samruk-Energy JSC, Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company KEGOC JSC, Kazakhstan Electricity Association - KEA, Union of Power Engineers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and ALE Kazakhstan Association of Energy Auditors.