Boris Kovalchuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russia’s Inter RAO, informed during a meeting with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that Kazakhstan turned to Moscow in view of the problems in generation facilities, unscheduled repairs and the increase in mining companies.
In late November, the leadership of that joint-stock company, which specializes in electricity generation and heating, reported that they were finalizing the setting up of a commercial subsidiary in Kazakhstan with shares by Kazakh partners.
Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev suggested the construction of a nuclear power plant to sustain the nation’s mining activities.
Tokayev first discussed the idea of building a nuclear power plant with Russian President Vladimir Putin in April 2019. However, the idea could not be implemented following strong criticism.