Wind Power Market Development Initiative

Project Summary

The project will promote the development of the wind energy market in Kazakhstan by removing the existing barriers to and reducing the implementation costs of wind energy projects by: (a) assisting the government to formulate a cross-sectoral national wind energy program; (b) providing information for and building the local capacity to develop wind energy projects and to organize financing for them (including site “mapping” and expansion of the wind speed measurement program); (c) facilitating the construction of the first “demonstration” wind farm to prepare ground for and reduce the risks of further investments; and (d) monitoring, evaluating and reporting the experiences and lessons learned during the implementation of the project.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,550,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,724,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 7,624,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Nov 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Apr 2004
Project closed
28 Jun 2012