Azerbaijan Energy Snapshot 2015

Power Sector Snapshot (2015)

Installed capacity 7,126 MW
Generation Mix Hydro 15%
Thermal 85%
Generation 24,728 GWh
Consumption 24,363 GWh
Export 489 GWh
Import 124 GWh
  • Generation, transmission and distribution unbundled
  • 90% of generation capacity is state owned
  • Only some small power generation plants and two (2) independent regional power distribution companies are under private ownership

Key power sector issues identified in the report (2016)

  • A heavily skewed energy with the share of natural gas and heavy oil being ~90%, necessitates diversification of fuel mix
  • Aged power generation, transmission & distribution infrastructure requiring rehabilitation & modernization
  • Azerbaijan features as one of the most energy intensive countries among CAREC members with energy intensity levels estimated at 0.16 (energy user per unit of GDP)
  • The Absheron peninsula which includes Baku and the industrial zones of Sumgayit, are among the main load centers in Azerbaijan. The power system network is not adequate to meet the future power demand in this region

Source: ADB TA 8727: Study for a Power Sector Financing Road Map within