Azerbaijani electricity supplier builds new substation in Baku

Oil&Gas Materials 22 June 2020 14:55 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani electricity supplier builds new substation in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 22


Azerbaijan’s Azerenerji OJSC electricity provider has built an entirely new substation of systemic significance to satisfy the rapidly growing needs of the customers in social, economic, industrial and other spheres in Baku and surrounding settlements, Trend reports citing the Azerenerji.

The new substation was named Boyukshor, and its capacity is 220/110/10 kV.

The substation will also serve to satisfy the growing demand of the population for electricity, including the people living in residential buildings built in recent years.

The new substation is designed to provide power to 110-kilovolt substations located in the northern part of Baku, to reduce the load of existing 220-kilovolt substations in the capital, thereby preventing accidents, reducing losses, increasing stability and reliability, as well as providing reliable and uninterrupted electricity supply to consumers.

In order to avoid the impact of atmospheric conditions, to protect the environment and save space, a 220-kilowatt modern closed-circuit Boyukshor substation was built, on which three transformers with a capacity of 250 megavolt amps and closed switchgears with a capacity of 220 and 110 kV were installed.

The substation will be connected to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) remote control system.

With the connection of the Boyukshor substation to SCADA, the load on the 220-kilovolt air power transmission lines supplying the Absheron power center as well as losses on these lines will be reduced.

During the construction of the Boyukshor substation, the prospects for socio-economic development and the growing needs of the population were taken into account.

Two years ago, only five 220-kilovolt substations functioned in Baku and on the Absheron Peninsula, four of which had long been unsuitable for operation.

Over the past two years, two closed substations were built in Boyukshor village and on the territory of the Shimal power plant. Thus, the number of 220-kilovolt substations has been brought up to seven.

Reconstruction of two of the four 220-kilovolt substations of systemic importance, whose service life has expired, has been completed. The reconstruction of two others will be completed in the coming months.