Azerenergy: Azerbaijan's energy system capacity ups by 1,500 megawatts for last seven years (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 15 / Trend, E. Ismayilov /
The generating capacity of over 1,500 megawatts has been put into operation for the last seven years, Azerenergy (production and distribution of electric power in Azerbaijan) head Etibar Pirverdiyev said at the event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Azerbaijan's independence on Saturday.
"This was possible by constructing 10 new power plants," Pirverdiyev said.
He said that the operations were held to reconstruct the existing power generating capacity. As a result, additional electric power capacity was obtained to the amount of 600 megawatts.
He stressed that at present, the company actively operates to deliver Azerbaijani electric power at least to the Turkish market.
"The work over the 'Energy Bridge Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey' is underway to achieve this goal," he said. "Both Georgian and Azerbaijani sides have already started working over this project."
At present, the company exports electric power to Russia.
There is a black ink in favor of Azerbaijan in the sale-purchase process.
The company continues working to develop alternative energy sources in Azerbaijan. At present, small hydroelectric power stations are under construction.
"Azerbaijan has enough possibilities to create additional capacity in this area," Pirverdiyev said.
At present, more than 200 substations with capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kilovolts, as well as six hydroelectric power stations and 13 thermal electric power stations are on the balance of the company.
At present, Azerbaijan's generating capacity is 6,500 megawatts.
The company has been operating since 1998. It was created on the basis of the state company. All 100 percent shares belong to the state.