Azerbaijan eyes to create special zones for alternative energy
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21
By Anastasiya Savchenko – Trend:
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Energy has proposed to create the zones of renewable energy sources on land plots (water sources) that could be suitable for constructing power plants for generating electricity, Director of the Regulation of Energy Efficiency and Ecology Department of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy Alasgar Hasanov told Trend.
The director also emphasized that the goal of creating these zones is to use the potential more efficiently, increase the share of renewable energy sources and attract private investments.
The director stressed that it is necessary to explore the soil, assess the primary environmental impact and the possibility of connecting to the network to create these zones.
"In case of implementing these projects, it will be possible to implement other large-scale projects by using wind and solar power," Hasanov added.
Azerbaijan is currently taking consistent steps to develop alternative energy. For this purpose, the negotiations with foreign companies and investors, including the companies from China, UAE, US and the EU are being held. For example, the Norwegian company DNV GL will help to create a support system and the legal framework in the alternative energy sector in Azerbaijan.
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