Azerbaijan sees increase in electricity export
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.21
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Azerbaijan has exported 17.52 million kilowatt hours of electricity in accordance with the customs declaration in Jan. 2015, versus 9.6 million kilowatt hours in the same period of 2014, the country's State Customs Committee said in its report.
Azerbaijan exported some $943,960 million worth of electricity in Jan. 2015 versus $557,780 million in the same period of 2014, according to the committee.
The country exported 588.32 million kilowatt hours of electricity in accordance with the customs declaration in 2014, compared to over 595.67 million kilowatt hours in 2013.
Azerenergy JSC is the main producer of electricity in Azerbaijan. It has over 200 substations with a capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kilovolt amperes, as well as eight hydro power plants and 13 thermal power plants.
The capacity of electricity energy generation system of Azerbaijan has increased by 30 percent over the past five years. At present, the figure is 7,105 megawatts, which allows to produce annually about 24 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which in turn allows the country to export annually 2.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.
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