Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.28 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
Problems with electricity supply associated with failure in energy generating facilities, according to preliminary data, are being observed in most districts of Baku.
The electricity related problems have been occuring since approximately 7:00 AM (local time).
As Emergency Situations Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend, power failure occurred as a result of lightening strike, which led to problems in activity of power plants.
According to witnesses, electricity problems also affected operation of Baku Metro, traffic lights and Internet.
Traffic police currently regulates many key roads of Baku traffic control junctions. Power cut-off has not affected the cellular network, television and radio. "Azerenergy" was not available for a comment.
An hour later, electricity supply was gradually restored. Problems with electricity in Baku have not affected the operation of the International Heydar Aliyev Airport.
The flights are being carried out according to the schedule, the airport told Trend on Friday.
Power cut-off also affected operation of CJSC Azerbaijani Railways.
"In spite of the problems with electricity, the transportation of all passengers will be provided even if there might be some delay," spokesman of Azerbaijan Railways Nadir Azmammadov told Trend on Friday.
Problems occurred also with the connection. All communication is being made through mobile phones.
Electricity supply problems in Baku and regions of Azerbaijan have not affected gas operations and gas supply to consumers of the country, Azerigaz Production Association of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) told Trend on Friday.
The Production Association has all the necessary reserves and generators.
At present, electricity at the SOCAR enterprises is supplied as normal. Problems with enterprises were observed in the morning, when electricity supply was stopped.
However, at the same time, the company said that the power outage has not affected production at major fields "Guneshli" and "Oil Rocks", which have a separate power supply system.
As Azersu told Trend, after power failure problems were observed with water supply from large tanks and reservoirs, however, they are now gradually being addressed and water supply will be resumed as normal.