Sectoral structure and energy use in Kazakhstan's regions

M. Kazmaganbetova, B. Suleimenov, K. Ayashev, A. Kerimray

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Kazakhstan's economy is very energy intensive: its GDP energy intensity in 2014 was 53% higher than the world average and 130% higher than in Germany. It is a country with large territory and varying economic structure, climatic conditions, infrastructure and resources from region to region. Decomposition of energy use by its regions and sectors allows better understanding of the energy drivers. This paper analyses the effect of sectoral structure on energy use and energy efficiency of economy by regions. There are large disparities in energy intensities of regions with 11 times difference from the lowest to highest. The main findings are that energy intensity of regional economies declines with increasing GRP per capita. This is due to the low share of energy-intensive industry (energy and metallurgical) and high share of services and lower energy-intensive enterprises (oil and gas) in wealthier regions. Regional indicators should serve as a basis for national purposes or, conversely, of the national goals should be developed regional indicators. Regional indicators should take into account local conditions and needs, and in the amount required to meet national targets, and load distribution by region should be carried out without neglecting the initial conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9781785611384, 9781785611889, 9781785612022, 9781785612268, 9781785612275, 9781785612381, 9781785612688, 9781785612862, 9781785612923, 9781785612947, 9781785612992, 9781785613005, 9781785613074, 9781785613449, 9781785613616, 9781785613685, 9781785613937, 9781785614064, 9781785614170, 9781785618260
ISBN (Print)9781785612381
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th IET Clean Energy and Technology Conference, CEAT 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 14 2016Nov 15 2016

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


Conference4th IET Clean Energy and Technology Conference, CEAT 2016
CityKuala Lumpur


  • Energy intensity
  • Kazakhstan
  • Regional development
  • Sectoral structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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