News ID: 236841
Published: 0411 GMT January 04, 2019

Azerbaijan raises electricity export to Iran, others

Azerbaijan raises electricity export to Iran, others

Azerbaijan exported 175 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to Russia, Georgia, Iran and Turkey in 2018 marking a 14.2-percent growth compared to the amount for 2017.

The total power generation capacity of Azerbaijan exceeds 6,000 MW, which allows generating about 24 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, reported

Azerenergy JSC is the main exporter of electric energy in Azerbaijan.

In November, Azerenergy produced 1.965 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Recently, Azerbaijan and Georgia signed a memorandum on the prospects of Azerbaijani-Georgian power systems after discussion of the state of the power systems of Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as the construction of a 330-kW two-way (duplex) transmission line.

According to the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, in January-October 2018, hydropower generation amounted to 1,528.4 kilowatt hours, solar energy to 35.1 kilowatt hours and wind power to 42.5 kilowatt hours.

The potential of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan exceeds 25,300 megawatts, which will allow generating 62.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

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