Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Aliyev, I.Alizade / The President of Azerenerji JSC, Etibar Pirverdiyev, said that launching new electric power stations in Nakchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan provided an opportunity to fully refuse the electricity import from Turkey and Iran.
A module electric power station with a capacity of up to 87MWt, Nakchivan gas turbine station - 50 MWt and Vaykhir hydroelectric power plant - 5 MWt were put into operation in NAR last year. In addition, hydroelectric power plant 'Araz' functions in NAR. There are more than 12.000 subscribers in NAR. In addition, a decrease is observed in the electricity consumption and it is explained through the installation of the meters and beginning of gas supply. This year 250 mln cu.m of gas will be delivered to NAR.
In 2006 more than 1 bln 172 mln KWt/h electricity was provided to NAR. In 2006 hydroelectric power plant 'Araz' supplied 101.5 mln KWt (91.9 mln KWt in 2005) to NAR.
In 2006 Nakchivan gas turbine station produced 119.2 mln KWt electricity and Vaykhir hydroelectric power plant - 2.1 mln KWt. In 2006 the electricity supply to NAR from Iran equaled 624.3 mln KWt and from Turkey 325.4 mln KWt.