Azerenergy continues to upgrade Azerbaijan's generating capacity

Oil&Gas Materials 20 October 2010 14:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 20 / Trend E.Ismayilov /

Azerbaijan occupies one of the leading positions in Europe for the efficiency of power plants, Head of the JSC Azerenergy (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) Etibar Pirverdiyev said.

Each power plant and energy system has its efficiency and Azerbaijan occupies one of the first places in Europe for the efficiency of power plants for the volume of fuel spent per kilowatt hour of electricity. This was achieved thanks to the reconstruction work carried through the investments in the energy sector.

Pirverdiyev said the country also occupies a leading position among the CIS countries for the modernization of own system's generating capacity.

The work is underway on reconstruction of the country's generating capacity. In particular, the country works to build a new power plant near the existing Shirvan power plant (operated for 50 years). The capability of the new gas-turbine station Cenub will be 800 megawatts. Cenub will operate with gas, diesel and fuel oil.

Construction of the station is expected to be completed by late 2011.

The work on reconstruction of substations is also underway, Pirverdiyev said. The state budget also allocated funds for the construction of the Boyukshor substation.

"After the construction of a new substation, the Khirdalan substation's load will fall twice," he said.

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