$39 million energy program will be launched by the US and Kazakhstan governments

The United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, launched a new five-year, $39 million regional energy program “USAID Power Centra Asia”. The program will assist the five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) to meet their national energy priorities, reap economic benefits from cross-border energy trading, and improve energy security through greater regional connectivity.

Central Asia has large untapped renewable energy potential, considerable opportunities for energy efficiency, and a strong desire and foundation for increased regional energy cooperation. USAID will provide technical services to the region’s national governments, utilities, and other stakeholders, including international institutions and development organizations, system operators, local and international investors, and energy companies to build local capacity, facilitate cooperation, and support market-based solutions from the private sector.

akipress.com, 25 February 2021