(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.3. Azerbaijan will become
an important green energy and hydrogen supplier to Europe in the
near future, said Azerbaijan's energy minister Parviz Shahbazov,
He was addressing the ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas
Corridor Advisory Council held in Baku Feb.3.
Parviz Shahbazov said that the Green Energy Advisory Council,
along with the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council, proves that
along with natural gas, green energy is a priority for
The minister said that 2023 is a crucial year for Azerbaijan's
efforts both in terms of supplies via the Southern Gas Corridor and
the green energy to Europe.
'Southern gas Corridor supplied 11.4 billion cubic meters of gas
in 2022. In order to double gas supply to 20 billion cubic meters
by 2027, we need to accelerate our infrastructure and upstream
investment decisions, consolidate positions of all stakholders
without wasting time, and begin expanding the corridor through
comprehensive diversification,” added Shahbazov.
The minister pointed out that the creation of the green energy
corridor sourced from Azerbaijan is also a strategic priority.
“Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary took a historic step
in December 2022 to connect the Caspian Sea with Europe with green
energy corridor. In the second stage, it is planned to supply 3-4
GW of green energy via this route, which is goig to be the green
energy corridor of the 21st century. Our cooperation with foreign
energy companies on more than 25 GW of green energy projects
embales Azerbaijan to become an important and reliable partner
supplying green energy and hydrogen to Europe,” said Shahbazov.
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