Client: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Dates: 2018 - present

Country of assignment: Kazakhstan

Description of actual services provided:


Encon provides consulting services under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Power The Future (PTF) project implemented by Tetra Tech.


The objective of the first task is to evaluate energy efficiency (EE) opportunities at CHPs in Kazakhstan including the following activities:

  • Background information collection and analysis including
    • Site visiting and examining the selected equipment for potential EE improvements
    • Collecting the requested technical and economic information
  • Evaluation of energy efficiency opportunities at CHP-1, CHP-2, and CHP-3 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, owned by JSC Almaty Power Plants (JSC AlES), a member of a group of companies owned JSC Samruk-Energy, CHP-2 and CHP-3 in Pavlodar, and Ekibastuzskaya CHP in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan, owned by JSC Pavlodarenergo including
    • Analyzing the energy efficiency of the CHP's operation (base line identification)
    • Performing modeling and calculations to assess all identified EE measures
    • Proposing EE measures for reducing electricity, heat, fuel, and other operating costs and expenses while increasing reliability
    • Estimating EE investment costs
    • Assessing potential energy, fuel and other operating cost reduction resulted from EE measures
    • Performing costs and benefits analysis for the proposed EE measures
    • Developing a Report summarizing the EE opportunities, including costs and benefits for each CHP, and recommending next steps for implementing the EE opportunities
  • Preparation of Pre-Feasibility Study (Project Business Plan) for Energy Efficiency Investments at CHPs in Almaty
    • Preparing a detailed description of recommended EE measures
    • Assessing energy, fuel and other savings, including reliability benefits
    • Assessing SOx emission reduction and related emission fee decrease
    • Estimating project costs including equipment, material and labor
    • Developing the Activity Based Schedule
    • Proposing a Financing Plan
    • Preparing project cash flow projections
    • Analyzing capital investment decision indicators analysis
    • Performing risk and sensitivity analyses
    • Analyze environmental and other benefits
    • Preparing the Pre-Feasibility Study (Project Business Plan)
    • Marketing the EE investment project to financial institutions, as appropriate and agreed with JSC AlES and JSC Samruk-Energo.