Ilham Aliyev views construction progress of “Chirag-1” Small Hydroelectric Power Station in Kalbadjar
On 26 June, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev viewed the progress of construction of the “Chirag-1” Small Hydroelectric Power Station in Kalbadjar district.
The head of state was informed about the work done at the station.
It was noted that five small hydropower plants with a total capacity of 27 megawatts were being built in the Kalbadjar district under the “green energy” strategy.
A total of nine hydropower units will operate at small hydropower plants. 110 and 35 kV lines are being extended to integrate the stations into the country’s power system. These five stations that are almost complete will be digitally integrated into the central SCADA Dispatch Management System. The new stations, which can enable connection, intelligent regulation, operational monitoring and analysis, will be managed from Baku, as well as Kalbadjar.
The new power plants in Kalbadjar will produce a total of about 100 million kilowatt-hours of environmentally friendly energy per year. This means saving 50 million cubic meters of natural gas.
Unlike the indiscriminate calculations by the Armenians based on outdated technologies detrimental to nature, research conducted by AzerEnergy specialists shows that rivers in Kalbadjar and Lachin, the country's most abundant water resources, can be used to produce a much greater volume of environmentally friendly hydro green power based on modern technologies adapted to the artificial intelligence by the fourth-generation industrial revolution.
It was noted that although the total capacity of other small hydropower plants to be reconstructed in Kalbadjar and Lachin in the coming years is 82.2 MW, according to new reports, it will be possible to double this volume.