The III International Energy Saving Forum was held in Nur-Sultan

On May 28, 2021, the III International Energy Saving Forum was held in Nur-Sultan, with the aim of strengthening the main annual dialogue platform for discussing issues in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency.

The event was attended by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov, Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Amaniyaz Yerzhanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Kazakhstan Jun Yamada, World Bank Resident Representative in Kazakhstan Jean-Francois Marteau, Resident Representative United Nations Development Program in Kazakhstan Yakup Berish, Co-Managing Director for Strategy, Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation, Samruk-Kazyna NWF JSC Yernat Berdigulov, DENA Executive Director German Energy Agency Christina Haverkamp, as well as leading experts of international organizations and business structures from Germany , Japan, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Key issues on the agenda of the forum were the issues of energy saving policy in Kazakhstan following the results of 10 years, modern realities and challenges in energy conservation, digitalization and energy monitoring - a factor in increasing energy saving and energy efficiency, energy efficiency standards, as well as issues of energy efficient buildings.

Today, energy efficiency is the main trend of the world economy, which includes all aspects of technological and infrastructural development, modernization, and diversification of the economy, and most importantly, the growth of competitiveness and efficiency of the economy.

The Republic of Kazakhstan also sets ambitious goals and objectives to modernize the economy and improve its energy efficiency. This is an important area of work for Kazakhstan to enter the top thirty developed countries. In general, the task has been set to reduce the energy intensity of GDP by 30% by 2030 and by 2 times by 2050 from the 2008 level.

The start of the energy efficiency policy in Kazakhstan coincides with the launch of the Industrial and Innovative Development Program, where a special role is assigned to the energy efficiency policy. Thanks to reforms to diversify the economy and the implementation of two five-year plans of the Industrial Development Program and energy efficiency policies, energy intensity was reduced by 33% in 2019, and Kazakhstan improved its position in the energy efficiency rating of countries.

To ensure further reduction, this year it is planned to adopt a draft law providing for the introduction of new regulatory approaches in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency.

In addition, the Roadmap for Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency for 2022-2026 will be approved. and implemented the Associated Grant jointly with the United Nations Development Program providing financial support for energy efficiency projects. These measures will create additional conditions for improving the energy efficiency of sectors of the economy.