Khizi-Absheron wind farm – serious step of Azerbaijan towards “green transition”

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Global local weather calls, formidable commitments, inexperienced vitality and inexperienced economic system methods from the world’s main economies have had a big impression in recent times and can proceed to have an affect on the vitality sector, Trend experiences.

Azerbaijan has a transparent imaginative and prescient, objectives and goals for inexperienced vitality coverage.

Today, the nation has taken an infinite step in direction of the transition to inexperienced vitality. Thus, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Khizi-Absheron wind farm with a capability of 240 megawatt (MW) that will likely be constructed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has taken place.

The development of the station will take practically 18 months. The station will likely be positioned within the Khizi and Absheron areas. After commissioning, this energy plant is anticipated to supply 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electrical energy per 12 months. This signifies that about 300,000 houses will likely be supplied with electrical energy. The undertaking will entice $300 million of overseas funding. The station will save 220 million cubic meters of pure fuel. This means stopping the emission of 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ambiance.

Ibrahim Ahmadov, deputy head of the Public Relations and Events Department of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) famous that the expansion of renewable vitality manufacturing will enhance fuel and electrical energy exports, which is able to present further revenues to the nation’s price range.

“Additional revenues from gas and electricity exports could serve to the further development of the renewable power industry and ensure the sustainability of its development,” he stated.

Ahmadov stated that amid the speedy development within the stage of fuel manufacturing and export in recent times, the extent of fuel consumption inside the nation has additionally been steadily rising.

“Natural gas is one of the most important power sources in the world and the main source of its production in our country. In addition, we use natural gas to a greater extent than in other countries directly in farming and for heating houses. Amidst the gasification of more than 96 percent of farms in the country, the expediency of progressive replacement of gas with more sustainable sources in the electricity production is indicated,” he stated.

Azerbaijan helps the calls and objectives for the transition to wash vitality. The nation helps clear vitality applied sciences, hydrogen manufacturing and efforts to strengthen the place of renewable energy sources within the vitality combine. These areas are essential elements of the nationwide priorities for the socio-economic improvement of our nation. Within the framework of the Paris Agreement and the lately concluded COP26 convention, Azerbaijan redeclared its dedication to those objectives. The nation intends to convey the share of renewables to 30 p.c by 2030. Undoubtedly, the development of the Khizi-Absheron wind farm is one other step on this route.


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