“Extensive work has been and is being done to connect Azerbaijan’s liberated territories to the main grid of Azerbaijan as soon as possible and create new sources of generation in those regions following the requirements set by President Ilham Aliyev,” Report informs, citing the President of Azerenergy Baba Rzayev.

He noted that with the participation of President Aliyev, the 8-megawatt Gulabird Hydroelectric Power Station in the Lachin district and the 8.7-megawatt Sugovushan-1 and Sugovushan-2 Small Hydroelectric Power Stations in the liberated areas of the Tartar district have been completely reconstructed and put into operation: “At present, the reconstruction of Kalbajar-1 and Kalbajar-2 Small Hydroelectric Power Stations is being successfully continued. According to the steps taken to connect the liberated territories to the general grid of Azerbaijan as soon as possible, 110/35/10 kW Shusha, Fizuli, Kalbajar and Jabrayil substations have been built and put into operation in four districts with the participation of the president. Also, the Shukurbayli substation has been expanded and reconstructed. A 75 km long double-circuit 110 kW transmission line was laid from this power facility to Shusha and connected to the Fuzuli substation.”

Baba Rzayev said that at the same time, double-circuit 110 kW power lines were laid from the Dashkasan district through Murov Mountain to the Kalbajar region (70 km long) and from Shukurbayli substation to the newly built Jabrayil substation (31 km): “Construction of a 110 kW double-circuit power line to the new Gubadli substation, 45 km from Jabrayil, and the newly built Zangilan substation, 34 km away from there, and the construction of substations are nearing completion. At present, a 110 kW double-circuit line is being laid at a distance of 35 km from the Khindiristan substation, and the Aghdam-1 and Aghdam-2 substations are under construction.”

The Azerenergy president noted that in the future, it is planned to lay 330 kW overhead line to Jabrayil substation, 130 km from Agjabadi substation and 132 km from Imishli, and then 330 kW overhead line to Nakhchivan from the Jabrayil substation, as well as to construct new 330 kW substations in Jabrayil and Nakhchivan.