New mod­u­lar power sta­tion to open in coun­try

Azer News - - Miscellaneous - By Sara Is­rafil­bay­ova

PThe Azer­bai­jani En­ergy Min­istry told Trend that con­struc­tion and in­stal­la­tion work, as well as de­bug­ging work have al­ready been com­pleted.

The min­istry re­ported that the con­struc­tion of two other power sta­tions, Shi­mal-2 and Or­dubad hy­dro­elec­tric sta­tion, is also con­tin­u­ing.

“At the Shi­mal-2 power sta­tion, work con­tin­ues in ac­cor­dance with the sched­ule de­vel­oped by Azeren­ergy OJSC. The con­struc­tion of the sec­ond power unit of the plant, its in­te­gra­tion with the first power unit, as well as the con­struc­tion and de­bug­ging of the out­put chan­nel of the re­frig­er­a­tion sys­tem, fire ex­tin­guish­ing sys­tem and in­stal­la­tion for the pu­rifi­ca­tion of sea­wa­ter,” the min­istry re­ported.

At the same time, the con­struc­tion of sub­sta­tions and switchgears was com­pleted, their safety sys­tems were in­stalled, four 220-kilo­volt power lines were built. The sta­tion is planned to be com­mis­sioned by the end of this year.

Cur­rently, the ca­pac­ity of the power sys­tem of Azer­bai­jan is more than 6,000 megawatts.

Through­out his­tory, the power in­dus­try of Azer­bai­jan con­sid­ered to be a dy­nam­i­cally de­vel­op­ing in­dus­try, which plays a dom­i­nant role in the South Cau­ca­sus re­gion.

The elec­tric power in­dus­try, along with the oil and gas in­dus­try, has a lead­ing role in the econ­omy of Azer­bai­jan. It also oc­cu­pies an im­por­tant place in the so­cial in­fra­struc­ture. To date, there are no set­tle­ments in Azer­bai­jan that do not have ac­cess to elec­tric­ity.

En­ergy de­vel­op­ment has al­ways been one of the pri­or­ity ar­eas of the state’s eco­nomic and so­cial pol­icy, and suf­fi­cient funds have been al­lo­cated from the state bud­get for main­te­nance and con­struc­tion of en­ergy fa­cil­i­ties.

Ear­lier, it was re­ported that it is planned to com­mis­sion a power plant in Lerik re­gion with a ca­pac­ity of 16.5 megawatts till the end of 2018.

In 2017, 21.8 bil­lion kilo­watthours of elec­tric­ity were gen­er­ated in the repub­lic, of which 20.2 bil­lion kilo­watt-hours ac­counted for ther­mal power sta­tions and only 1.6 bil­lion kilo­watt hours for hy­dro­elec­tric power sta­tions.

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