AES and GIZ joint project
East Kazakhstan Regional Sustainability Project for Workplace Safety and Energy Efficiency Training
Issue to be addressed: Reinforcement of institutions and knowledge development
Kazakhstan has been pursuing a long-term strategy of transition to Green Economy, which is anchored in the newly adopted Kazakhstan Energy Efficiency-2020 program, which aims to improve energy efficiency across different sectors of the economy. Continuous development of the metallurgical and mining industries in Eastern Kazakhstan will constantly require improvements in safety standards and safety trainings for the people working in this sector.
There is a need to reinforce local educational institutions with professional knowledge and expertise on safety, new technologies and other technical issues connected with electricity and heat power production to address the problem of lacking workforce well-trained in new technologies, that could drive the required change towards a Green and Sustainable Economy and the effective implementation of the strategy.
The development partnership “East Kazakhstan Regional Sustainability Projeсt for Workplace Safety and Energy Efficiency Training” with AES Kilroot Power Ltd. is part of the develoPPP.de programme that Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The AES Corporation owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of power generation, transmission and distribution businesses in 18 countries. AES Group of companies in Kazakhstan is a subsidiary located in the East of Kazakhstan and has four power generating enterprises: "AES Shulbinsk HPP" LLP, "AES Ust-Kamenogorsk HPP" LLP, "AES Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP" LLP, "AES Sogrinsk CHP" LLP.
Contribution by AES Kazakhstan
- Assignment and lodging of a Project Coordinator
- Provision of office space with basic office equipment
- Organization of workshops, meetings, trainings
- Provision of the access to the company’s equipment and materials
- Capacity development measures
- Transfer of know-how
- Overall project implementation
Contribution by GIZ
- Assignment of a Project Coordinator
- Technical advice for partnership management and Monitoring & Evaluation
- Consultants and short-term experts for studies, capacity building measures
Strategy and activities
The project goal is to improve the quality of technical staff and graduates training in the topics of energy efficiency and workplace safety according to the demand of energy, mining and metallurgical industries in Kazakhstan. The project will benefit AES staff, trainers, and contractors, including employees from local power, mining and metallurgical businesses as well as local authorities and municipalities, academic staff and graduates from the Engineering Department of East Kazakhstan State Technical University (EKSTU) and Ust-Kamenogorsk Polytechnical College (UKPC).
The project activities will be focused on the most pressing issues, such as developing appropriate competencies and qualifications, know-how as well as public awareness in the fields of energy efficiency and workplace safety.
The project is based on a two-fold approach in its implementation: theoretical and practical. A theoretical one implies pre-program development stage focusing on needs assessment, workplace safety and energy efficiency curriculum evaluation and state of the art analysis. Furthermore, Workshops with participation of experts will be arranged for the selected program participants. Study visit – training for trainers, further program update, teaching and providing of seminars on workplace safety and energy efficiency reflect the practical approach of the project. Networking events and round tables with project stakeholders will enrich its implementation and allow for continuous improvement.
In order to ensure the sustainability of the project, the modules/program developed will be included in the current educational program of the AES Kazakhstan Corporate Learning Centre and curriculum on workplace safety and energy efficiency of Engineering Department of East Kazakhstan State Technical University and Polytechnical College.
Finally, recommendations on modification of existing standards on safety and energy saving programs will be submitted for approval to the Ministry of Education.
Relevance for the Partners
In AES businesses in Kazakhstan, safety requirements are higher than those required by the local legislation. Consequently, finding fully skilled employees in the local market that could work according to AES standards is rather challenging. AES Kazakhstan is interested in attracting professional employees in order to achieve operational excellence. That is why it is important to have educational programs updated, people trained and technical expertise received.
AES Kazakhstan is implementing a large investment program to meet the growing power demand of the regional economy. The development of people’s knowledge and skills on safety and energy management, public awareness about safety and energy saving programs as well as business sector initiatives to improve energy efficiency will help to reduce power shortage in the region, optimize the use of coal generation capacities, improve the environment and promote the sustainable development of regional economy.
It is expected that provision of all workshops and trainings on safety and energy efficiency to AES staff and contractors and other people from local industries such as power, mining and metallurgy will contribute to the technical enhance of the knowledge and skills in all segments of the local economy.
Energy saving and safety training modules will be integrated into EKSTU and UKPC courses with reinforced trainers’ capacities.
There will be developed a proposal for the Ministry of Education and Science on modifications in existing standards on safety and energy saving curricula which will be beneficial not only for East Kazakhstan region but countrywide as well.
OBJECTIVE: improve the quality of technical staff and graduates training in the topics of energy efficiency and workplace safety according to the demand of energy, mining and metallurgical industries in Kazakhstan
PARTNERS: AES and GIZ
TARGET AUDIENCE: EKSTU and UPC teachers and students, AES trainers, East-Kazakhstan industrial sector
DURATION: April 2015 – October 2017
AES Kilroot Power Limited
|A project of|
|On behalf of||Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)|
|Division||Economic and Social Development|