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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. 

Source
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  • Communicating Extreme Weather Event Attribution: Research from Kenya and India

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    Publication
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    Climate change attribution analysis assesses the likelihood that a particular extreme weather event has been made more or less likely as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.

  • Hydrological Zoning

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    Publication
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    Hydrological zoning (or simply zoning) is an approach to divide land into different zones based on their hydrological properties. Typically, each type of zone has different land use and development regulations linked to it. This land and water management method aims to protect local water sources from risks of over-abstraction, land salinization, groundwater pollution and waterlogging by managing land use activities based on the assigned hydrological zones.  For example, zones with a high groundwater table, large amounts of surface water (e.g.

  • Pöyry Austria GmbH

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

    Pöyry Austria GmbH, a member of the global Pöyry Group, is a consulting and engineering company with deep expertise with extensive local knowledge to deliver sustainable project investments. For instance, its Hydro Consulting department delivers services in the fields of hydrological and hydraulic modellingand forecasting. Its experts have significant experience in the fields of hydro-meteorology, climate change and climate sensitivity. They also contribute to assess climate risk and ctimate adaptation measures for hydropower and all other sectors of water management.

  • Energy Efficiency (Policies and Measures Database)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Objective:

    The Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to improve energy efficiency. The database further supports the IEA G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action mandate to “share best practice between participating governments”, and the agreement by IEA Energy Ministers in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and close policy gaps.

  • Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Objective:

    The GREAT Tool for Cities is an integrated bottom-up, energy end-use based modelling and accounting tool for tracking energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all economic sectors on a city, provincial or regional level. The model uses the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) software developed by the Stockholm Environmental Institute and includes a national average dataset on energy input parameters for residential, commercial, transport, industry and agriculture end-use sectors.

  • Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Objective:

    The Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficiency Retrofit (COMBAT) is created to facilitate policy makers, facility managers, and building retrofit practitioners to estimate commercial (public) buildings retrofit energy saving, cost and payback period. Common commercial building models area created, and the retrofit measures and their effects are pre-computed by EnergyPlus by taking different building types and measures interactions into account.

  • Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (LEEP-C)

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    The tool provides the opportunity to analyse the impacts of 23 different policy types from 4 energy-using sectors:

    1. public buildings,
    2. commercial buildings,
    3. residential buildings, and
    4. transportation.

    Impacts of policy choices are analysed in terms of energy savings, cost savings, pollution reduction, and other outcomes over a time period set by the user. The tool also allows for assigning the weights to different policy options based on community priorities in order to tailor policy development process to community goals.