Azerbaijan to increase energy system capacity by 2015
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 21 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The additional power capacities of nearly 2,000 megawatts will be created in Azerbaijan as a result of implementing the projects envisaged for 2012-2015 , head of "Azerenergy" company (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) Etibar Pirverdiyev's article, published in the newspaper Azerbaijan said on Saturday.
It will be possible to increase the capacity of the power grid due to the construction of a 780-megawatt station Janub and hydroelectric power station Fuzuli with a capacity of 25 megawatts.
It is planned to construct the second 409-megawatt block of "Shimal" power plant, 385-megawatt "Boyukshor" power plant, "Lerik" station with a capacity of 16.5 megawatts and to reconstruct the Mingachevir and Varvara hydroelectric power stations according to the schedule.
The capacity of the power stations owned by "Azerenergy" company exceeds 6,000 megawatts. The company has more than 200 substations with a capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kV, as well as six hydroelectric power stations and 13 thermoelectric power stations.