Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of “Kalbadjar-1” Small Hydroelectric Power Station

On 26 June, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the newly built 4.4 MW “Kalbadar-1” Small Hydroelectric Power Station in Kalbadjar district.

The President of AzerEnergy Open Joint-Stock Company, Baba Rzayev, informed the President of the “Kalbadjar-1” Small Hydroelectric Power Plant.

The station built on the Lev River was the first energy production facility built and commissioned in Kalbadjar after the liberation from occupation.

In accordance with the “green energy zone” concept, a machine room was built at “Kalbadjar-1” HPP, which will produce environmentally friendly energy. New units, generators, control panels and transformers have been installed. A 110/6 kilovolt substation has also been built.

“Kalbadjar-1” HPP is connected to the overall energy grid of Azerbaijan. The new station is digitally operated, has an intelligent management system enabling operational monitoring and analysis, and can be controlled and managed from Kalbadjar, as well as from the Main Control Center in Baku. The remote-controlled HPP operates almost without staff. The control system of the stations is fully automated and digitized with special software, which leads to a further reduction in the cost of electricity generated.

In accordance with the President’s instructions to turn the liberated territories into a “green energy zone”, the “Gulabird”, “Sugovushan-1”, ‘Sugovushan-2” and “Kalbadjar-1” small hydropower plants with a total capacity of 20 megawatts have been commissioned after the Victory in the Patriotic war. So far, the small power stations have generated 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.