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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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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

Last & first name ▾ Organization Position Role
Yusifbeyli, Nurali Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Economic Development TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Tahirov, Jamal Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Law and Metrology Department, Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan, Senior Advisor TEG 2: Technical Expert Group - Standardisation
Rzayev, Asaf Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Deputy Director of the Energy Department, TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Rzayev, Asaf Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Deputy Director of the Energy Department, TEG 2: Technical Expert Group - Standardisation
Rzaev, Asaf Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic Deputy Director of the Department of Energy WG 1: Working Group 1 - Energy Market Convergence
Rzaev, Asaf Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic Deputy Director of the Department of Energy WG 2: Working Group 2 - Energy Security
Muradzade, Malik Azerigaz Director of the Gas balance and Reporting Department, Azerigaz PU TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Muradov, Feyzulla Ministry of Industry and Energy Deputy Head of Investment and Reconstruction of Industrial Enterprises Department ESN: Horizontal Group - Energy Statistics Network
Mammadov, Fariz Azerenergy Deputy Head, Strategy and Planning Department of Azerenergy TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Mammadov, Zaur Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic Senior Advisor of the Investment Policy Department WG 3: Working Group 3 - Sustainable Energy Development
Mammadov, Zaur Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic Senior Advisor of the Investment Policy Department WG 4: Working Group 4 - Investment Attraction
Jafarov, Kamran Azerigaz Director of the New Gasification and Development Department of Azerigaz PU TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Isgandarov, Tural Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan Head of the Sector of Law Department, Ministry of Economic Development TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Huseynov, Iftikhar Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Head of Administration CC: Country Coordinators
Huseynov, Otel Ministry of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Advisor of the Fuel and Energy Department TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Gasimov, Vahid SOCAR Director of the Gas Transport department of the Gas Export Branch of SOCAR TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Eminova, Rana Azerenergy Head of the Regional Markets Analyze Branch, Strategic Development Department, Azerenergy. TEG 1: Technical Expert Group - Energy Markets and Infrastructures
Dadashov, Hajibala State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic Chief of Industry and Construction Statistics Section ESN: Horizontal Group - Energy Statistics Network
Asadov, Arzuman Azerigaz Director of the Metrology and Standardization Department, Azerigaz PU TEG 2: Technical Expert Group - Standardisation
Aghayev, Gudrat SOCAR Metrology Department, CHief Engineer Automatization and technical process TEG 2: Technical Expert Group - Standardisation