Some regional media have been posting recently some distorted facts, which, unfortunately, were replicated by some republican internet news portals. In particular, on 18 October 2021, a national news website with reference to Znamya Truda, regional newspaper of Zhabyl, reported about regular power cuts in the villages of Zhambyl oblast, which will allegedly be effected by Zhambyl Power Grid LLP in accordance with the instructions from KEGOC.
In this regard, KEGOC would like to reiterate that at present time the power consumption in the UPS of Kazakhstan indeed exceeds generation due to the sharp increase in consumption by the digital mining consumers (over 1,000 MW) and higher number of emergencies at power plants.
KEGOC, however, in cooperation with the neighbouring power systems have managed to maintain relative stability in the national power system.
To mitigate the risk of load shedding in case of drop in generation by Kazakhstan power plants, the Ministry of Energy jointly with KEGOC developed regulatory measures that shall help satisfying the electricity and capacity demand of consumers. The measures require that power plants in case of a failure provided for mandatory replacement of the failed generation to eliminate the risk of load shedding (effective since the end of October 2021). These regulations are intended to protect consumers from load shedding due to power plant failures. It shall also stimulate better repairs at the plants.
If the above measure are not sufficient and further load shedding will be necessary, the amendments to the national regulations require the digital mining load be disconnected first.
KEGOC also reports that no regular consumers are connected to the company's grid. Electricity to households is supplied by regional power grid companies, which are not part of KEGOC's asset structure. These companies are responsible for distribution of electricity to the households and imposing further load shedding requirements.