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Azerbaijan more than important in ensuring energy efficiency – EU

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Azerbaijan is more than important in ensuring energy efficiency, Erik Somelar, Councellor for Energy at the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan said.

eu_271108He made the remarks during Azerbaijan Infrastructure, Power and Renewable Energy Investment Conference in Baku Nov.17.

He pointed out that energy is the biggest part in the talks on the new strategic partnership agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU.

Somelar noted that energy efficiency will be on the agenda of the upcoming Azerbaijan-EU energy subcommittee meeting.

“European Commission will soon come out with Smart and Clean Energy Package,” he said, adding that this package will also be presented for Azerbaijan.

One of the priority energy projects for the EU is the Southern Gas Corridor is It envisages the transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region to the European countries through Georgia and Turkey.

At the initial stage, the gas to be produced as part of the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field is considered as the main source for the Southern Gas Corridor project. Other sources can also join this project at a later stage.

As part of the Stage 2 of the Shah Deniz development, the gas will be exported to Turkey and European markets by expanding the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of TANAP and TAP.

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