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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:00

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“Infrastructure problems may be said to have been fixed in Nakhchivan. 100 percent of the population of the autonomous republic has been supplied with natural gas for many years. There are no problems with electricity,” said President Ilham Aliyev on December 1 during his visit to the NakhchivanAutonomousRepublic.

“I believe that one day Nakhchivan will meet all energy needs through renewable energy. To achieve this, much work is underway and hydropower plants have been built. The Ordubad hydroelectric power station is under construction,” said the head of state.

The same day, President Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the Nakhchivan Solar Power Plant.

Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov informed the head of state that important projects on alternative and renewable energy sources are being implemented in the autonomous republic. One of these projects is the new Solar Power Plant, the construction of which started this year near Khal-khal village in Babek district. The power plant occupies an area of 35 hectares. The 20 megawatts plant is a project implemented under an agreement between the State Energy Agency of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Belgian Soltech company. Some 78,684 modern glass solar panels, stands and 11 electric power substations were installed here. More than 30 different types of technique and more than 400 workers have been involved in the project. Nakhchivan Solar Power Plant will produce more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

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