Today, the World Bank's representative, Mr.Ato Braun, together with the Institute for the Development of Electricity and Energy Saving, as well as the Energy Department of Kostanay region, conducted an inspection of facilities modernized in order to improve energy efficiency.

The visit included a visit to Tobolsk Secondary School of the Education Department of the Akimat of Taranovsky District. At the entrance to the school, the guests were waited by the Head of the Education Department of the Taranovsky District AlimbayevaAigulTemirkhanovna and the Principal KrivchenkovaYelena Valeryevna.

“We would like to thank the World Bank and the Institute for the Development of Electricity and Energy Saving, that the investments important for social structures were made in our school.

This project is very important to us and there are a lot of reasons. The school became much lighter, the automatic heat point was installed, something that our school lacked for many years. Since our school was cold for many years, and we, frankly speaking, have already begun to get used to it. But thanks to the project, now it has become much warmer, which was noticed by our schoolchildren” - commented on the updates the school Principal Yelena Valeryevna.

In turn, Mr.Ato Braun during conversation with students, was very pleased that the school transformation had such a positive effect on children and wished to learn only perfectly well.

The next facility where the delegation went was the city of Lisakovsk. Here was made the replacement of 91 RKU ZhKU fixtures on LED. The length of street lighting is 2.8 km.

In Lisakovsk, the guests discussed the work performed with the Akim of the city IsmagulovAlmatYerikovich, and discussed a plan for further cooperation to improve the energy efficiency of the city.

“I can report on our project. That is, there is already the first sign of a positive economic effect. We calculated the cost of electricity in the third quarter - August, September and we can certainly say that the loss of electricity decreased by 17 percent. That is, we are already saving 550 thousand KZT in this quarter” - Sergey Vladimirovich Shulgin, the Chief Doctor of the Auliyekol central regional hospital, met the Delegation with such positive news.

The works on replacement of wooden windows, introduction of low-emission window film, replacement of lamps with LED ones, and much more, were performed in this hospital, which contributed to obtaining visible results in energy efficiency.

During the trip, the delegation representatives were given letters of thanks and souvenirs.

In general, this trip to Kostanay region showed that improving energy efficiency brings significant savings to the budget of such public facilities as schools, hospitals, etc. Investments in the three sites amounted to 131.227.603 KZT. In future, three more investment projects are planned in the Kostanay region, which refer to the third group, for a period of 2018-2019.

During the two years of the “Improving Energy Efficiency in Kazakhstan” Project implementation, 44 social facilities (kindergartens, schools and hospitals) have been selected throughout Kazakhstan. The project aims to improve energy efficiency in public and social institutions and create an enabling environment for sustainable financing of energy efficiency.