25 October 2013, 15:00 (GMT+05:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 25 / Trend /
Trend news agency expert Emil Ismayilov
Azerbaijan has recently made a major breakthrough in the field of alternative and renewable energy sources.
The first hybrid power station, located in Gobustan region of Azerbaijan, generated the first million kilowatt/hours of electricity and delivered it to the power distribution system of the country.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his inaugural speech that the diversification policy is being conducted and will be conducted in the economic sphere of Azerbaijan.
Alternative and renewable energy sources play an important role in this process. Their development will reduce dependence on traditional energy sources, ensure the sustainability of the country’s energy system, strengthen energy security, as well as have positive impact on the development of modern and innovative technologies and create the conditions for improving the level of environmental protection.
The generation of the first million kilowatt/hours of electricity is the result of intensive work carried out in Azerbaijan in the field of alternative energy despite the country’s largest oil and gas reserves.