As signatory to the Covenant of Mayors, Taraz has submit its Sustainable Energy Action Plan, which had been approved by the municipal council. The Sustainable Energy Action Plan of Taraz city of Kazakhstan is based on the Business As Usual (BAU) scenario with Standard Emission Factors coefficients. During the inventory year the population was 350 000 citizens.
It is expected that by 2020 the emissions will be reduced by about 21,26% as compared with the situation in the BAU scenario.
In the framework of the Action Plan, the Municipality will develop 14 actions (5 Direct and 9 Indirect). The total cost of the action plan for the Municipality is roughly 1,142,400 Euros. To learn more about the Sustainable Energy Action Plan of Taraz, please, click here.
The municipality of Taraz introduced its Pilot Project, deciding for the installation of 5 units of low-water heating systems in the following areas of the center:
2. casing №1 to 20 beds
3. casing №2 to 54 beds
4. casing №3 to 36 beds
5. administrative casing and the kitchen
The main purpose of the project is the reduction of the emissions CO2 in the atmosphere by 3.5 thousand cubic meters CO2 per year. Five solar panels will be installed to ensure the heating and hot water supply of five apartments. Together with this project, other investments have been planned for the reconstruction of existing power plant. Thanks to this intervention, the situation in the sector will change, reducing drastically CO2 emissions, but also improving the power production considerably by 2015.
In the framework of the DACO project and following the work programme contracted with the European Commission, the third Stakeholders meeting was held on 16th July 2012 in Taraz, Kazakhstan. This event was organised by the local authority together with ECS and ALESA (Italy).
The Taraz meeting took place on 16 July 2012 and was chaired by Mr. Mukhtar Toleyliev, First Deputy Chairman of the Taraz municipality. The Energy Charter Secretariat gave an overview presentation about the DACO project, while other partners introduced the Covenant of Mayors initiative and discussed the development of a baseline emission inventory and the Sustainable Energy Action Plan. A local consultant presented the scope and objectives of the stakeholder group. Local stakeholders shared information about the legislation, environmental aspects and ongoing activities in the field of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. All participants welcomed the DACO project and reiterated their support for the project activities.