Azerenergy plans to produce a record amount of electric energy 24,4bln KW/h in 2006, Trend reports citing Marlen Askerov, vice- president of Azerenergy as stating a press conference March 10. The highest figure in the generation of electric energy was registered in 1991 when the production reached 23bln KW/h.
According to Asgarov, energy consumption in 2006 will increase the production rate and according to the forecasts reach 27bln KW/h. Energy production in 2006 according to two month balance rate has increased on 9% as compared to 2005 -M.Askerov said22.2bln KW/h of energy was produced in 2005, which is 4.7% more than in 2004
Total amount of the energy production will be increased thanks to the module power stations and a number of other reconstruction work, Vise-president of Azerenergy noted.
A steam and gas facility with the power of 506MW is being constructed at the Sumgayit power station. We are planning to start constructing the second steam-gas facility with the capacity of 400MW at the Shimal power station by the end of this year, Askerov concluded.