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Azerenergy will generate record amount of electric energy in 2006

10 March 2006 [17:59] - TODAY.AZ
Azerenergy plans to produce a record amount of electric energy – 24,4bln KW/h in 2006, Marlen Asgarov, the Vice-President of Azerenergy, stated at press conference March 10.

As Trend informs, the highest figure in the generation of electric energy was registered in 1991 when the production reached 23bln KW/h.

According to Asgarov, energy consumption in 2006 will increase the production rate and according to the forecasts reach 27bln KW/h. "Energy production in 2006 according to two month balance rate has increased on 9% as compared to 2005" - M.Askerov said. 22.2bln KW/h of energy was produced in 2005, which is 4.7% more than in 2004.

"Total amount of the energy production will be increased thanks to the module power stations and a number of other reconstruction work," Vise-President of Azerenergy noted.

A steam and gas facility with the power of 506MW is being constructed at the Sumgayit power station.

"We are planning to start constructing the second steam-gas facility with the capacity of 400MW at the Shimal power station by the end of this year," Askerov concluded.


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