Azerbaijan can export over 2 billion kW/h of electricity annually
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 6
By Emil Ismayilov Trend:
Azerbaijan's energy capacity grew by 12.9 percent and reached 7,100 megawatts last year, 2013 report of the Azerbaijani government said.
The report said that the power grid allows production of 22-24 billion kilowatt / hours of electricity and ensures export of 2.1 billion kilowatt / hours electricity.
"Development of the electricity energy complex in 2013 continued at a rapid pace due to the ongoing economic reforms in the country that allowed further strengthening of the energy security," the report notes.
Some 23.2 billion kilowatt / hours of electricity produced in Azerbaijan in total, about 20.8 billion kilowatt / hours of which accounted for Azerenergy JSC (production and electric energy distribution) which is a major producer of electricity in the country, according to the report.
Some 748.4 million kilowatt / hours accounted for State Energy Agency of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic out of the remainder part of electricity produced in Azerbaijan, about 1.67 billion kilowatt / hours - for independent power plants, including 1.4 million kilowatt / hours was provided by means of wind energy regeneration.
In 2013, Azerenergy JSC generated more than 21.5 billion kilowatt/hours of electricity compared to about 21.3 billion kilowatt/hours over the same period in 2012.
The capacity of power stations owned by Azerenergy exceeds 6,500 megawatts. It has over 200 substations with a capacity of 500, 330, 220 and 110 kilovolt amperes, as well as eight hydro power stations and 13 thermo power stations.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.