Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The generating capacity of the Azerbaijani power system will hit almost 10,000 megawatts (MW) by 2020, the Azerbaijani energy ministry told Azernews.
Currently, this index hits 7,129 MW.
"Some 24.7 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity were generated in Azerbaijan in 2015," the ministry said. "The domestic consumption was 19.7 billion kWh."
The ministry said that Azerbaijan exported 260.6 million kWh of electricity in 2015 compared to imported 107.4 million kWh of electricity.
"The export potential of electricity reached six billion kWh," the ministry said.
The main electricity producer in Azerbaijan is Azerenergy, having hundreds of substations and dozens of power plants on the balance sheet.