This report provides a strategic vision for development of offshore wind (OSW) in Azerbaijan, looking at both opportunities and challenges under different growth scenarios. It is intended to provide evidence to support the Government of Azerbaijan in making decisions about strategies, policies, frameworks, and delivery mechanisms relating to this new industry at a time when interest in OSW globally is increasing. Inevitably, there will be much further work to do by stakeholders to finalize a path forward; as such, areas of further recommended work are identified throughout this report. It should be noted that the analysis is focused on OSW aspects only, and does not include in-depth, whole system modelling of current or future energy scenarios.
This roadmap was prepared in collaboration with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Energy and initiated by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) under the umbrella of the World Bank Group's Offshore Wind Development Program, which aims to accelerate offshore wind development in emerging markets and was funded by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and PROBLUE.
Orucu, Ayse Yasemin; Whittaker, Sean; Leybourne, Mark Thomas.
Offshore Wind Development Program: Offshore Wind Roadmap for Azerbaijan (English). Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099125006022242537/P1757160c9ba20078097880a6781b95d5eb