Azerbaijan Determines Land Plot For Solar Power Plant Construction In Jabrayil


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25. The Cabinet ofMinisters of Azerbaijan has decided to designate a state-owned landplot in the administrative territory of the Jabrayil district as arenewable energy zone for the construction of a solar power plant(SPP), Trend reports.

The decision specifies that a 940-hectare land plot, consistingof two parts and located in the administrative territory of theJabrayil district within the East Zangazur Economic Region, hasbeen designated as a renewable energy zone for the construction ofa 240 MW SPP.

The Ministry of Energy is tasked with organizing the selectionof an electricity producer for this area in accordance with therequirements of the "Procedure for Selecting an ElectricityProducer in the Renewable Energy Zone", approved by Azerbaijan'spresidential decree dated August 2, 2023, No. 2285.

From the date this decision comes into force, permission for theconstruction of a solar power plant on the 940-hectare land plotdesignated as a renewable energy zone for electricity productionwill be granted in accordance with the Urban Planning andConstruction Code of Azerbaijan within the period specified byArticle 6.7 of the national law "On the use of renewable energysources for electricity production."

The State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture istasked with notifying the Cabinet of Ministers during three days ofthe issuance of the construction permit, or within three days fromthe end of the period if the permit is not issued within thespecified period.

To note, on June 3, 2021, the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijanand bp signed an Implementation Agreement on cooperation in theevaluation and implementation of a project to build a 240 MW solarpower plant in the Zangilan and Jabrayil districts.

Cooperation within the Implementation Agreement covers areassuch as the technical and commercial evaluation of the solar energyproject, plant design, provision of financing, and adoption of thefinal investment decision.

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