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Azerbaijan

Official Name:
Republic of Azerbaijan
Region:

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Gulmali Suleymanov
Position:
Director
Phone:
+994 12 566 27 94
Emails:
gulmali_climate@yahoo.com, gulmali.climate @gmail.com

Energy profile

Azerbaijan (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

All cities and villages are electrified and are connected to the electricity grid and almost all customers are metered. A new metering system based on smartcard technology has been introduced in Ganja city and the installation of these new meters continues in other cities and villages. Azerbaijan’s electricity grid is not connected to the Central Asian Integrated Power System.

Renewable energy potential

HydroAzerbaijan has about 1000MW of operating hydropower and an additional 62MW of planned hydropower. There is significant potential for development of this energy source, with an estimated annual output of 240MWh.WindIt is estimated that about 3GW of wind power capacity remains undeveloped. Interest in the development of the wind generation sector is increasing despite the low current take-up. For example, the Tariff Council was supported by the USAID Trade and Investment Reforms Support Programme (TIRSP) in developing a tariff model to incentivise wind development.SolarThe solar energy potential across the entire country is very high due to the favourable climatic conditions but no large scale solar power installation exists. This may be due to the high cost of solar relative to the country’s other energy resources.BiomassOnly a few small pilot projects using biomass have been developed in Azerbaijan. The area of forests in the country is 14,400km2, equivalent to 3.2% of the overall territory. The significant agricultural operations in the country could provide residue for biomass combustion or gasification and animal manure for biogas production. There may also be potential for methane production from landfills.GeothermalNo data relating to the use of geothermal energy exists. Geothermal resources consist of thermal water of low and medium temperatures (35-65°C) and are currently used for heating greenhouses and in balneology. It is planned to use thermal water in the city of Gandzha for heating rooms.Exploration and evaluation activities in Azerbaijan indicate a high potential for geothermal development. The production capacity of the Lenkoran, Massaly, and Astara regions has been estimated to be about 25,000m3 per day. Wells have produced waters with wellhead temperatures of about 40°C and rates of 40l/s. 

Energy framework

Power demand is expected to grow by 4.7 % annually through 2015. Therefore, the demand in 2015 will have increased by the factor 1.7 relative to 2004. The current focus of government policy is the development of the non-oil sector, targeting the stability of the country’s economy after the oil boom. To support this policy, the following state programmes have been launched:State Programme for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development 2003–2005 (launched in 2003),Acceleration of Social and Economic Development (launched in 2003),State Programme for the Socio-Economic Development of Regions 2004–2008 (launched in 2004), andState Program for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development 2006–2015 is being prepared.Under these programmes, the generating capacity of the country’s power system is expected to reach 6.5–7.0GW by 2015 through the construction of new TPPs and HPPs, the modernisation of the existing generating units and the utilisation of renewable power sources (small HPPs, wind, solar power, thermal water etc.). The system is expected to output 37–38 billion kWh by 2015. Efforts are to be made to reduce electrical network losses. 

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  • Energy, Climate Change and Environment 2016 Insights

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date:

    This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system. It addresses the following questions: (1) What are the roles of coal and gas in meeting the stringent decarbonisation requirements for the power sector consistent with IEA modelling of global climate goals? (2) What are moderate carbon prices accomplishing in the electricity sector, and how can they be helpful as part of a package of other policies?

  • USAID Climate Action Review: 2010-2016

    Type: 
    Publication
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    This report reviews what USAID and its partners have accomplished over six years. It describes how USAID ‘s climate work has evolved, summarizes its major achievements, and distills lessons learned and shares examples from a portfolio of activities across more than 40 countries and regional USAID missions.

  • Energy Changes Projektentwicklung GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Energy Changes´ (EC) business activities solely focus on GHG mitigation activities applying renewable energies and energy efficiency measures. EC identifies, evaluates and develops renewable energy/ energy efficiency and GHG mitigation projects. EC’s staff includes engineers, scientists, economists and business experts with many years of experience in sustainable energy, resource management and GHG mitigation. EC was founded in 2006 and has currently 15 employees and an annual turnover of approx. 2 million EUR.

  • Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    GHGMI educates professionals on GHG accounting, auditing and management; trains professionals to meet the highest standards of expertise and ethical conduct; and conducts forward-looking research into critical GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) issues. GHGMI offers online courses, as well as workshops, courses and institutional academic partnerships. GHGMI's programing equips learners in all countries with the knowledge to succeed in reporting under the Paris Agreement.

  • Carbon Limits AS

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Carbon Limits (CL) consists of a highly experienced team of technical experts, economists and project managers with deep sector insight into climate change and energy sector development, combined with local know-how and networks within the company’s geographical target areas. CLs services cover three broad categories:

    1. Emission reduction project development through transfer of technology and know-how
    2. Consultancy and technical assistance
    3. Capacity building and training.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Switzerland
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources IUCN's mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. 

  • The Evidence of Benefits for Poor People of Increased Renewable Electricity Capacity: Literature Review

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    This report provides the results of a review of the evidence that investments in electricity-generating capacity have benefits for poor people, and what factors influence that relationship. The review begins by elucidating a theory to break down the causal chain between additional renewable electricity generation capacity and poverty impacts in four stages or links, which can be formulated as four research questions: (1) What is the link between increased renewable electricity capacity and higher availability and reliability of supply?

  • Capacity Building hub for Sustainable Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
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    The capacity building hub collaborates with global stakeholders and institutions across the energy value chain, and leverages their mutual strengths to foster attainment of the ambitious goals. The hub undertakes a demand-driven approach to catalyze change. It is a special-purpose vehicle that facilitates - awareness generation/sensitization, knowledge assimilation and dissemination, design and delivery of programmes of change, and identification of research gaps.