Azerbaijan fully provides own energy security

Azerbaijan fully provides own energy security

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.18 / Trend E.Ismayilov /

In 2012, Azerenergy (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) will continue to construct new energy objects and to increase total volume of energy power in Azerbaijan, company's Vice President Marlen Asgarov told Trend on Tuesday.

Asgarov noted construction of new large energy powers - Janub power plant and second energy block on Shimal station - will be continued during this year.

Active work will be carried out during the year to construct small hydropower plants (some of them will be commissioned later this year) and construct and reconstruct transmission lines.
According to Asgarov, along with work in distribution network in 2012, Azerenergy will continue building new substations which are also one of the integral parts of energy system upgrading process and strengthening the country's energy security.

"Today the existing powers exceed the demand and the country's energy security is fully provided," Askerov said.

He underscored that energy system's capacity is 6.200 megawatt, while only 3.300 megawatt is operated. It indicates energy security of the country, and offers opportunities for energy export.

Work done in this direction and construction of new energy objects the capacity of the energy system in perspective will increase by 7,000 megawatt, Askerov said.

Capacity of energy stations which are on the balance of Azerenergy exceeds 6,000 megawatt. Azerenergy has more than 200 substations with capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kilovolts, as well as six hydropower plants and 13 thermal power plants.

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