Site Visit of Wind Farm in Kapshagay, Almaty

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USAID’s Power the Future (PtF) Activity organized a site visit to Kerbulak-2 wind power plant (WPP) in Kapshagay, Almaty region for 30 faculty members of Almaty University for Power Engineering and Telecommunications (AUPET). The goal of the event was to share practical knowledge and experience about wind turbine components, installation, operations, maintenance, and grid connection. During the visit, participants had the opportunity to closely observe how the WPP is operated and maintained and ask questions about the plant’s needs and grid impacts from plant operators. Additionally, USAID’s PtF team presented current trends in generators, gearbox, foundation, controls, braking mechanisms, and costs of wind turbines and installation as well as research opportunities related to wind power.

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