Azerbaijan’s renewable energy capacity stands at 1,312 MW

By Ayya Lmahamad

The capacity of Azerbaijan’s renewable energy sources, including hydroelectricity, amounts to 1,312 MW, said the country’s Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov. wrote on its official Twitter page, reports Azernews.

The Minister noted that the work on the 1,000 MW wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants and the new 4 GW projects to be commissioned in the coming years will strengthen the position of green energy in the country’s energy balance sheet. .

Azerbaijan, like many countries in the world, is actively moving towards green energy. Nowadays, the country is implementing different projects and taking various measures in the alternative energy sector.

In this context, on March 15, a groundbreaking ceremony for the 230 MW Garadagh solar power plant, which will be built by the UAE-based Masdar company, was held at Gulustan Palace in Baku. The plant is designed to produce 500 million kWh of electricity per year and supply it to around 110,000 homes. It will reduce gas consumption by 110 million cubic meters and environmental emissions by 200,000 tonnes.

In addition, on January 13, a groundbreaking ceremony for the 240 MW Khizi-Absheron wind farm, which will be built by the Saudi company ACWA Power, was held. This year it is expected to supply 300,000 homes, save 220 million cubic meters of gas and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 400,000 tonnes.

Renewable energy currently accounts for 17% of the country’s total energy production. The goal is to increase these percentages to 30% by 2030.

The potential of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan is 27,000 MW, including 3,000 MW of wind energy, 23,000 MW of solar energy, 380 MW of biomass energy and 520 MW of river energy. Mountain.

Ayya ​​Lmahamad is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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