Azerbaijan, a nation historically associated with oil and gas, is making significant strides towards a sustainable future, actively engaging in initiatives to export green hydrogen and ammonia.
According to Parviz Shahbazov, the Minister of Energy, the country is forging collaborative projects with international energy companies to become a key player in the global green energy market.
Azerbaijan’s vision involves generating approximately 19 GW of power by 2031-2037 for the production and export of green energy, hydrogen, and green ammonia. This ambitious goal aligns with the country’s commitment to becoming a hub for green growth, prioritizing environmental sustainability as a national imperative for social and economic development.
Recent milestones showcase Azerbaijan’s dedication to green energy. In October, the country inaugurated the largest solar power plant in the CIS and the Caspian region, a foreign investment-based project in collaboration with Masdar. The future holds plans for the construction of eight solar and wind power plants, with a total capacity exceeding 1.6 GW. Partnerships with renowned entities like Masdar, ACWA Power, bp, China Gezhouba, Nobel Energy, and Baltech underscore Azerbaijan’s commitment to diverse and collaborative green energy solutions.
The efforts extend beyond domestic projects. Azerbaijan envisions becoming a vital player in the Caspian-Black Sea-European Union Green Energy Corridor, exporting 4 GW of green energy. Additionally, a proposed 1 GW through the Azerbaijan-Türkiye-Europe route further solidifies Azerbaijan’s commitment to regional collaboration and sustainable energy practices.