The department of complex designing (OKPNOVGPI "Teploelektroproekt") was transferred to the system of the All-Union research and design institute of the power industry - "VNIPIENERGOPROM." The subdivision was a part of the Central Asian branch of VNIPIENERGOPROM (SAO VEP) in Alma-Ata, e.transformed in the OKP CJSC VNIPIENERGOPROM. "VNIPIENERGOPROM" developed the projects of complexes of thermal power stations, boiler-houses and thermal networks. By this time the department already numbered about 70 people.
Specialized sectors and groups are formed: Thermomechanical sector, construction, hydraulic engineering, electrotechnical, instrumentation sector, budget group, heat network group, product group, archive is organized. OKP carried out works at the thermal power station of Pavlodar, Ekibastuz, Tselinograd, Petropavlovsk. Specialists from the VNIPIENERGOPROM, Almaty, came for consultations, engineers from the OKP in the SJSC VEP, the VNIPIENERGOPROM Institute in Moscow, and other branches of the VNIPIENERGOPROM system were sent for training and exchange of experience.