Central Asia Regional Initiative

Central Asia possess large renewable energy potential, which remains largely untapped. This vast resource potential provides opportunities for increasing renewable energy uptake in the countries. Yet countries in the region are at different levels of readiness for the adoption of renewable energy solutions to their energy problems. Further action is necessary to address the challenges hindering more accelerated renewables deployment in the region

Through an intensive consultative process with the countries of the region, IRENA has identified key areas of support required for the accelerated deployment of renewables. The key areas are reflected in the Astana Communique on Accelerating the Uptake of Renewables in Central Asia, which was released at a high-level meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, in June 2017.

IRENA will support the region in the areas below:

  • Resource assessments;
  • Integration of VRE in power grids;
  • Policies and regulations for renewable energy deployment;
  • Renewable energy statistics and data collection;
  • Project facilitation;
  • Raising awareness.