State Agency: Hybrid power plants in Azerbaijan to reduce energy loss

Oil&Gas Materials 1 November 2013 18:13 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 /Trend, E. Ismailov /

The construction of hybrid power plants in Azerbaijan will reduce electricity losses during electricity transportation over long distances, Director of the Azerbaijani State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, Akim Badalov said on Friday.

He made the remarks at a round table dedicated to Azerbaijan's achievements in the alternative energy field.

It should be noted that the round table was also attended by the diplomatic corps.

According to him, at the moment, a feasibility study (FS) is being prepared for the construction of 30 megawatt hybrid power plants in 10 different districts of the country.

"Construction of hybrid power plants in the country will provide electricity in stand-alone mode and reduce power losses during transmission over long distances," the State Agency's head said.

Currently, a hybrid power plant with a total capacity of 5.5 megawatts, which runs on wind and solar power and biogas is operating in Azerbaijan's Gobustan district.

The electricity generated at the plant is transferred to a centralized distribution network, but it is planned to create an autonomous distribution system by mid-2015. The autonomous distribution system will provide electricity to this district independently, from the centralized distribution network.