Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
By Anastasiya Savchenko - Trend:
An analysis of the demand for electricity within Azerbaijan shows that with the development of the country, population growth and the process of industrialization, electricity consumption has increased by 26 percent over the past 10 years, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Energy Ministry Oct. 18.
Consumption of electricity from January through September 2019 increased by 3.7 percent and amounted to 16.3 billion kilowatt-hours, according to the report.
The forecast says this trend will continue in the coming years as well, and in 2025 the demand for electricity will amount to 25-28 billion kilowatt-hours.
This need can be met through the recently commissioned Shimal-2 power plant with capacity of 400 megawatts, rehabilitation of thermal, modular and hydroelectric power plants, as well as a modular power plant with total capacity of 385 megawatts, which will be installed in Gobu settlement in 2020-2021.
The rest of the demand is planned to be covered in the next decade through the commissioning of new power plants and through renewable energy sources.
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