Problems and Perspectives of Energy Security of Single - Industry Towns of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Bauyrzhan Yessengeldin, Gulzada Mukhamediyeva, Diana Sitenko, Aiman Zhumanova

Abstract


The article considers the place and role of single-industry towns of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the country's electric power system. These zones of electricity usage are analysed by production and consumption of electricity by Kazakhstan's single-industry towns. The article also describes the factors affecting the energy security of single-industry towns among which the production factors that might trigger reduction in energy supply as a result of low-quality coal. There are some other factors underlined in the article. The main directions for ensuring the energy security of single-industry towns have been identified by energy zones. 

Keywords: energy security, Kazakhstan, electric power system

JEL Classifications: Q4, Q48


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