Session IV: Small scale renewable energy generation

February 24, 2022

This session is designed to take a new look at the possibilities of developing small-scale generation in Central Asian countries.

Also, the demonstration of the positive experience of using small-scale renewable energy generation in Germany and other countries of the world shows how economic incentives, appropriate business organization and technical support have helped countries to obtain a very high level of electricity production from renewable energy sources.

 The session will also show the current state of development of small-scale RES in Central Asia.

THURSDAY, February 24 
14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+6, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Link to Zoom:
Meeting ID: 920 5159 2920


Kumar Kylychev,

United Nations Development Programme, Kazakhstan


Alexey Kobzev,

Kazakh-German University, Kazakhstan

Session partners:

Main speakers

Speaker: Tatiana Vedeneva

President of the Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development

Speaker: Yerlan Dairbekov

UNDP-GEF project “Reducing the risks of investing in renewable energy sources”, Kazakhstan

Speaker: Ainur Sospanova

Renewable Energy Association "QAZAQ GREEN", Kazakhstan

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Kirjuchin

Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG), Germany

Speaker: Udo Siegfriedt

German Society for Solar Energy (DGS, LVBB), Germany

Tatiana Vedeneva holds B.Sc. in Economics, MA in Finance and mini-MBA. Currently, she is the president of the Public Foundation “Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development”. Her area of expertise lies in renewable energy (mostly solar and biogas technologies) and green economy. During her career, she has developed, fundraised and managed numerous renewable energy projects, including preparation of analytical reports, desktop and practical research projects. She has prepared feasibility studies, carried out express energy audits of buildings and enterprises, developed recommendations for the implementation of green energy and energy efficiency solutions, managed procurement, installation services, and provision of maintenance and repairs of distributed renewables. Ms. Vedeneva has ample experience in capacity building, including development of informational and educational materials, providing trainings and practical seminars. She is also active in system dynamics modelling of economy and developing normative documents and strategies in the field of renewable energy and green economy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Yerlan Dairbekov - expert in renewable energy with 12 years of experience, engaged in implementation of renewable energy projects ( Wind and Solar), last 3 years advising Ministry of Energy of the RK on development of small-scale renewable energy, including development of the following legislative incentives: simplification of grid connection procedure, financial and tax incentives for households and SME to stimulate use of renewable energy technologies for their own needs. He was also responsible for the implementation of the direction on the so-called "project" auction or auction of RES with documentation.

Ainur Saparbekovna Sospanova, education - Tselinograd State Pedagogical Institute, specialty "Mathematics and Physics", postgraduate study of the Eurasian National University, specialty "Information and Communication Technologies". She has 20 years of experience in IT, as well as 12 years of experience in renewable energy, 9 years of experience in public service. In addition, Ainur Saparbekovna headed the Department of Renewable Energy in the Ministry of Energy in the Republic of Kazakhstan, participated in the development of the Concept of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the transition to a "green" economy, she is one of the developers of amendments to the Law on Support for the Use of Renewable Energy in the Republic of Kazakhstan (fixed tariffs, the introduction of RFCs, the auction mechanism of renewable energy). Currently, she is the Chairman of the Board of the Renewable Energy Association "QAZAQ GREEN", develops her business in the field of consulting, being the director of the Smart Volt company. Also at JSC NC KazMunayGas, she is an expert on renewable energy in the Project Office for Low-carb Development.

Dr. Alexander Kirjuchin is an electrical and information engineer who graduated from the Kharkov Radioelectronics Technical University (then USSR, now Ukraine) Faculty of Automatic Control Systems in 1975. In 1984, he completed further studies at the Pedagogical University in Kharkov. In 2000, he received his doctorate from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute on the topic of "Electromagnetic Compatibility of PV Systems". Since 1991 he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Applied Siences Konstanz (Germany) and has implemented numerous research projects on solar energy. Other research focuses were systems of regenerative energy sources, efficiency of power electronics, quality of electrical energy. More over has realised numerous projects, e.g. "Development of a hybrid H2 and PV drive for a research boat "Solgenia". Since 2019 he has been a Visiting professor at the National Research University MEI (Moscow) on "Intelligent Systems of Renewable Energy Sources" with supervision of Master and Bachelor theses. He is responsible for teaching and setting up learning content, laboratory facilities and demonstration plants using renewable energy. Project manager for renewable energy at MPEI with technical advice on energy efficiency and the development of a concept with specifications for a laboratory for hybrid systems of renewable energy sources at MPEI Since 2020, Dr. Kirjuchin, Senior consultant eclareon GmbH and Ideas into energy GmbH, Eurosolar Russia.

Udo Siegfriedt started his work in the field of renewable energies as a student assistant at the Berlin-based solar pioneer Wuseltronik back in 1990. In August 1997, he worked as an engineer in the technical-scientific area at SOLON AG, where he was involved in operating and maintenance and research and development in the field of inverter production and project development. Since August 2009, Udo Siegfriedt has been head of the Technical Due Diligence working group at the German Solar Energy Society (DGS, LVBB), where he performs quality controls and prepares expert reports. Since 1995, he has been active as a lecturer at the Solarschule Berlin and in international projects. He is a member of the standardization committee DKE/UK 221.5 Future-oriented electrical installations of the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies.

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