(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 7. Azerbaijan's
offshore wind resources in the Caspian are large enough to export
green electricity, as well as clean hydrogen, and article in The
Telegraph said, trend reports.
As the author of the article said, Azerbaijan is a relatively
small country, however, vast offshore wind capacities in the
country's Caspian Sea sector open major opportunities.
BVG Associates, British consulting company for renewable energy,
has participated in the preparation of an offshore wind map for
Azerbaijan, and is currently working with the Government to
Quoting Neil Douglas of renewable energy strategy consultancy at
BVG Associates, the author noted that British experts are now in
high demand in Azerbaijan.
'If you look at our experience in the UK, coal has largely come
off the grid and it's been replaced by lots of wind and solar.
Azerbaijan is looking at that and the opportunity to decarbonize as
part of a broader energy transition agenda. Countries like
Azerbaijan have carbon reduction obligations under international
frameworks such as the 2015 Paris agreement,' Douglas said.
Douglas has travelled to a clean energy conference in Baku in
Azerbaijan, where British companies presented their expertise in
decarbonization technologies, including offshore wind. He highly
valued the talks with Azerbaijani representatives, as well as the
Ministry of Energy, with which BVG Associates has been working
remotely for two years.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's technical potential for offshore wind in
the Caspian Sea is 157 GW. Azerbaijan has already signed relevant
deals with Masdar and Fortescue Industries on the total installed
capacity of 22GW. For comparison, the entire installed capacity of
power production in Azerbaijan, including all renewable and
non-renewable, is 8 GW. Out of those 22 GW, about 16 GW account for
offshore wind energy production. Ministry of Energy has also signed
an agreement with ACWA Power on the construction of an offshore
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