ACWA Power has signed a $300 million funding settlement with the Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Energy, to construct a 240MW wind energy venture within the Absheron and Khizi areas.
ACWA Power additionally signed the ability buy settlement and transmission connection settlement with Azerenerji OJSC, the nationwide electrical energy firm and off-taker for the venture.
This is the primary international investment-based unbiased wind energy venture in Azerbaijan structured as a public-private partnership. The plant will help the nation reaching the goal of 30% of renewable vitality capability by 2030.
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Once full, it would energy 300,000 households and offset 400,000 tonnes of emissions every year, supporting the nation’s inexperienced ambitions.
Though Azerbaijan has relied largely on pure gasoline to fulfill its vitality wants, the nation is now focussing on diversification and boosting of different vitality sources. With its wonderful wind sources, Azerbaijan’s transfer in direction of successfully harnessing wind as a sustainable vitality supply is being quick tracked by public non-public partnerships.
Speaking to the Saudi Press Agency, H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Minister of Energy, mentioned: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan get pleasure from long-term diplomatic and financial relations, and cooperation between the 2 nations has been strengthened just lately by way of their participation in OPEC+. Azerbaijan, together with different member nations performed an essential position in selling stability in world oil markets. We recognize Azerbaijan’s efforts to fulfil its obligations below the Declaration of Cooperation, and the excessive degree of compliance it has achieved.”
His Excellency Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan acknowledged: “The signing of Agreements and implementation of the Project is a sign of the arrogance within the enterprise local weather in Azerbaijan and can mark a subsequent stage of financial cooperation between our nations. I’m assured that after ACWA Power different corporations from Saudi Arabia will comply with go well with and can spend money on Azerbaijan.
Concerning the significance of this venture for Azerbaijan, I want to stress that along with being first-ever international funding primarily based IPP, the wind energy station yearly will assist to generate 1 billion kWh electrical energy, saving as much as 220 million cubic meters of gasoline, reducing down on 400,000 tons of emissions yearly, create new jobs and new manufacturing and repair areas.”
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Mohammad Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power shared his sentiments on the event, saying: “The signing of three key agreements in the present day is a major milestone and a robust step in direction of unlocking the renewable vitality potential of the Republic of Azerbaijan. ACWA Power is honoured to companion with the Ministry of Energy, in Azerbaijan and the nationwide electrical energy firm Azerenerji OJSC to develop the primary international funding primarily based unbiased wind energy plant.”
Mr Balababa Rzayev, President of Azerenerji OJSC mentioned: “According to the contracts to be signed, connecting the 240 MW energy plant to be constructed by the corporate to the grid and buying the ability to be generated by the plant will likely be carried out by Azerenerji OJSC. The implementation of this venture will stimulate the event of our nationwide economic system, play an essential position in making certain the vitality sustainability in our nation, permit for saving the gasoline, which is our pure useful resource, and have a optimistic impression on the surroundings.”
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