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INOGATE & Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan has been an INOGATE Partner Country since 1996 and has benefited from 33 of INOGATE's 69 projects. INOGATE continues to support Azerbaijan in various areas of the energy sector

  • Energy Markets INOGATE supported the development of third party access rules for the electricity sector of Azerbaijan by analysing current legislation and developing recommendations, and in this way, helping to independent producers to gain access to the grid.
  • Energy Security INOGATE is assisting the main electricity company, Azerenerji, to develop an integrated programme of Advanced Metering Infrastructure across the country’s electrical distribution network with a view to reducing technical and commercial losses (including thefts) as well as improving receivables and operational performance.
  • Energy Statistics With INOGATE assistance, the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan developed its Energy Statistics Action Plan for 2012-14 focusing on the development of a quality energy balance and energy efficiency indicators. INOGATE facilitated the development of a tailor-made methodology and user-friendly tool for energy data collection and energy balance compilation.
  • Renewable Energy INOGATE is working with Azeristiliktechizat, the national operator of heat supply systems, to outline a path for the development of the district heating system with a dedicated road map up to 2020.
  • Energy Efficiency INOGATE and the Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (AzUAC) are developing educational materials to improve students' knowledge of energy efficiency in buildings.
  • Energy Investments INOGATE’s training on energy audit analysis for bankable projects for the Centre for Strategic Studies has further enhanced professional skills and knowledge of people working on sustainable energy.
  • Energy Policy INOGATE has been assisting the Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan in creating an internal structure dedicated to energy efficiency. Such a body will enhance the institutional framework and advance the topic of energy efficiency in Azerbaijan.
  • Energy Tariffs INOGATE is assisting the Tariff Council in formulating proposals for improving primary and secondary legislation on losses in the electricity and gas sectors.
  • Benchmarking progress INOGATE, in cooperation with the International Energy Agency, is benchmarking the progress of Partner Countries toward the four objectives areas of the Baku Initiative, and providing strategic recommendations for improving their energy sectors.

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Upcoming INOGATE activities in Azerbaijan

The INOGATE Programme continues to support the energy dialogue with Azerbaijan within the context of the regional energy cooperation between the INOGATE countries and the European Union.

Increased attention is given to sustainable energy as the energy source of the future. This includes increasing investments to this sector by, for example, undertaking geospatial mapping of energy efficiency/renewable energy sources and providing a visual tool to support an investment dialogue between policy makers, potential investors and the renewable energy supply chain.

Support continues to initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors, whereby cities are committing themselves to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% through the implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans. One Azeri city (Icherisheher) has already signed up to this ambitious initiative.

Tariffs are a key issue in energy market reforms and INOGATE will deliver a study providing an overview of tariffs setting methodologies in the Partner Countries and recommending appropriate revisions to tariffs setting methodologies, in line with the relevant EU best practices.

INOGATE continues to support energy supply security by providing a comprehensive study on state of the art technologies for the reduction of gas losses. Other key areas of continued INOGATE support include the development of the energy statistics system and the establishment of technical committees on gas and electricity for the sustainable and effective harmonisation of specific standards.

The INOGATE Technical Secretariat (ITS) activities are being implemented at national level with ITS expert technical assistance provided in the form of capacity and institutional building, and at regional level where the actions include conferences, study tours, national meetings, as well as networking opportunities.

The INOGATE Technical Secretariat and Azerbaijan jointly defined the activities for implementation in the period of 2015-2016 and agreed them with the European Commission. This country work plan can be found here.

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INOGATE & Azerbaijan

Activity Title ▴▾ Date ▴▾ Status ▴ Location Type
Seminar on cross-border trading, AHEF. 122. GE, 121. AZ - Azerbaijan & Georgia 30/09/2014 - 30/09/2014 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Country Requests (AHEFS)
Event
Study Visit on energy statistics and energy balances, 8 - 11 July 2014 – Vienna, Austria 08/07/2014 - 11/07/2014 Completed Vienna (Austria) Study visits
INOGATE International Conference on the achievement of energy statistics Action Plans (2012-2014) and importance of improving data quality for energy statistics, balances and planning - Zagreb, Croatia, November 26-27, 2014 26/11/2014 - 27/11/2014 Completed Zagreb (Croatia) Event
Com B: AHEF AZ.09, Technical assistance for consultancy services on Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) application at Azerenerji’s distribution networks 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2014 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Country Requests (AHEFS)
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EU: IEA / INOGATE Energy Policy Review of countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia - launch of the compendium publication in Brussels 13/04/2015 - 13/04/2015 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Information Event
Executive summary of the 6th Interim Progress Report 01/08/2014 - 31/01/2015 Completed Reports and Studies
Support in development of the Road Map for development of centralised heat supply in Azerbaijan till 2020 (AHEF 116.AZ) 15/06/2015 - 19/06/2015 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
Country Requests (AHEFS)
INOGATE Country Coordinators and Country Experts informal meeting 27/04/2015 - 28/04/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) INOGATE Meetings
Combined event on SE awareness raising in Dublin, Ireland 16/06/2015 - 19/06/2015 Completed Dublin, (Ireland) Training Course
Study visits
CAUCASUS: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 17/04/2015 - 17/04/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Information Event
Multi-Annual Report 2012-2014 18/06/2015 - 18/06/2015 Completed Reports and Studies
Publications
A Review of Energy Tariffs in INOGATE Partner Countries 19/06/2015 - 19/06/2015 Completed Publications
Reports and Studies
INOGATE Regional Seminar on energy planning “From Energy Statistics to Energy Policies”, Chisinau, Moldova 30/06/2015 - 01/07/2015 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) INOGATE Meetings
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Participation of INOGATE experts in Regional Electricity Cooperation in South Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia 30/06/2015 - 01/07/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Other Event
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Informal meeting of the INOGATE Country Coordinators 28/09/2015 - 29/09/2015 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Event
INOGATE Meetings
ESIB Final Report 31/07/2012 - 31/07/2012 Completed Event
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Regional Seminar on developing Energy Efficiency indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of Energy Efficiency policies 22/09/2015 - 24/09/2015 Completed Minsk (Belarus) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Provision of Assistance in the implementation of District Heating roadmap via training and guidance in the development of heat mapping (CWP.11.AZ) 14/09/2015 - 15/09/2015 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Country Requests (AHEFS)
Regional Workshop on Gas Infrastructure and European standard EN1594:2013 20/10/2015 - 22/10/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Seminars & Workshops
INOGATE Energy Statistics Network meeting (RWP15) 17/11/2015 - 18/11/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Executive summary of the 7th Interim Progress Report 01/02/2015 - 31/08/2015 Completed Reports and Studies
Regional Workshop “Security of supply and interconnectivity: helping INOGATE Partner Countries to adopt adequate regulatory frameworks, methodologies and tools” 10/12/2015 - 10/12/2015 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Study visits
Participation of INOGATE Country Coordinators in the Eastern Partnership 3rd Platform Meeting 11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Combined Event on the Benefits and Requirements of the EU Directive on Energy Performance in Buildings, RWP.08 14/12/2015 - 18/12/2015 Completed Copenhagen (Denmark) Event
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Training Course
Final Conference on “EU Energy Cooperation with Eastern Neighborhood and Central Asia” 17/03/2016 - 17/03/2016 Completed Brussels (Belgium) INOGATE Meetings
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