Azerbaijan Gets Ready for Active Development of Alternative Energy
OREANDA-NEWS. The establishment of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy will require the creation of a large amount of infrastructure, a source in the energy market said.
The source said the establishment of the Agency, as well as accession of Azeralternativenerji Ltd. creates opportunities in alternative energy, and therefore requires the necessary infrastructure and environment.
The tasks of Azeralternativenerji Ltd. are exploration, development, energy production and transfer, distribution, and design of equipment, installations and facilities for power and action in the field of manufacturing, construction, operation and infrastructure support.
"Accordingly, considerable material and technical base, human resources, training, attraction of consultants will be required for creation of the infrastructure and facilities in the field of alternative energy," the source said.
According to him, all works will be activated after approval of the strategy for the development of alternative and renewable energy sources. The work on the preparation of the strategy has been completed and is currently under consideration of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country.
"The works will be activated after approval of the strategy and creation of the necessary legal and regulatory framework in the field of alternative energy," the source stressed.
Operation of the new agency, adoption of the strategy in the field of alternative energy and formation of all the necessary legal framework in this area will give an impetus to the development of this modern and high-tech area, increasing the share of alternative energy in the total energy production.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on February 13, 2013 on additional measures in the field of alternative and renewable energy sources, according to the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy was established. The Decree also defined the structure, location and personnel of state agencies. According to the decree, the state company on alternative and renewable energy sources was reorganized into Azeralternativenerji Ltd. and handed over to the State Agency.
The President also signed an order appointing Akim Badalov the chairman of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy.