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Kyrgyzstan|economy|May 30, 2024 / 04:49 PM
U.S. government delivers light detection and ranging unit to Ministry of Energy of Kyrgyzstan

AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. government – through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Central Asia activity – delivered a Light Detection and Ranging unit to the Ministry of Energy of Kyrgyzstan, the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek said.

As Minister of Energy Taalaibek Ibrayev noted in his speech at the official handover ceremony on May 24, the Light Detection and Ranging equipment will not only help the country effectively use renewable energy sources, it will also improve financial forecasts and accelerate the introduction of wind farms and wind energy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Light Detection and Ranging unit is a cutting-edge technology that measures wind and allows key energy stakeholders to facilitate renewable energy projects. Globally, it has become the technology of choice for utility-scale development, monitoring, forecasting, and financing. Proper wind measurements better inform renewable energy developers and help boost sector investments. Providing Light Detection and Ranging data for wind sites helps a country attract investors and developers and lowers energy investment costs. This makes it a crucial tool for countries looking to secure affordable and clean energy within their clean energy programs and promotes energy independence and security.

The USAID Power Central Asia activity also hosted a two-day hands-on training for technical staff on the use of the wind measurement equipment, where they learned about the assembly, operation, and data interpretation of the units.

In her welcoming remarks, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Mission Director, Kaya Adams, stated: “The Kyrgyz Republic can ensure that all future wind projects will be both strategically located and implemented with the highest precision for maximum efficiency. This efficiency is crucial for making informed investment decisions that will sustainably shape the country's energy future.”

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