The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan does not stipulate a separate category and does not define the concept of small-scale facilities/projects, including RTS. Therefore, except for certain measures of state support for small-scale RE enshrined in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, their implementation falls under the general regulation of the activities of energy-producing organisations using RE.
In Kazakhstan, no separately developed legislative framework contributes to the development of RTS, including special regulatory and technical construction documentation, as well as separate regulations on the operation of RTS. This leads to the fact that RTS is required to comply with general requirements in terms of construction, operation, connection to networks, obtaining permits and other aspects, which can be a repulsive factor in the implementation of RTS in Kazakhstan.
To stimulate the widespread use of small-scale RE, it is recommended to allocate small-scale RE into a separate category, to which simplified legislative requirements will be applied, which will contribute to the creation of the necessary institutional support for RTS projects in Kazakhstan.