Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 0.43% is in Kazakhstan. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in Kazakhstan, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.

1. Aksu Thermal Power Plant

The Aksu Thermal Power Plant is a 2,510MW thermal power project located in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1968. Eurasian Energy own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Ust-Kamenogorsk Power Plant

The 1,354MW Ust-Kamenogorsk Power Plant thermal power project is located in East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. It was commissioned in 1947. The project is owned by AES Kazakhstan. Buy the profile here.

3. Zhambylskaya Power Plant

The Zhambylskaya Power Plant is a 1,230MW thermal project. Tarazenergo-2005; Zhambyl SDPS-1 owns the project. It was commissioned in 1967. It is located in Jambyl, Kazakhstan. Buy the profile here.

4. Ekibastuzskaya GRES-2 Power Plant

The Ekibastuzskaya GRES-2 Power Plant thermal project with a capacity of 1,000MW came online in 1990. Samruk-Energy; Samruk-Kazyna have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. Buy the profile here.

5. MAEC 2 Cogeneration Plant

The MAEC 2 Cogeneration Plant has been operating since 1969. The 630MW thermal project is located in Mangystau, Kazakhstan. MAEC-Kazatomprom have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.