/13th August 2018, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ More than 70 per cent of Kazakhstan’s electricity is produced in ageing coal-fired plants, served by the large volumes of cheap local coal in the northeast part of the country according to Kazakhstan Wind Power Market Outlook 2017÷2026. Consequently, the energy sector, in particular power and heat generation, accounts for 80 per cent of the country’s carbon emissions. Electricity in Kazakhstan is generated by 128 power plants of various forms of ownership. As of 1 January 2017, the total installed capacity of the power plants in Kazakhstan was 21,672.9 MW; and the available capacity was 18,791.4 MW. According to KEGOC in 2017 Kazakhstan saw the increase in electricity generation and consumption compared to 2016: electricity generation grew by 8.8% (or by 8.3 billion kWh) and amounted to 102.4 billion kWh; electricity consumption grew by 6% (or by 5.5 billion kWh) to 97.9 billion kWh.