Energy Insecurity and Renewable Energy Sources: Prospects and Challenges for Azerbaijan

As one of the hydrocarbon producers of the world, Azerbaijan is looking to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

This working paper investigates the prospects and challenges of renewable energy source (RES) usage in Azerbaijan within the context of the country’s energy security goals. Aiming to minimize its energy insecurity problems and ensure the country’s energy security, Azerbaijan has established its RES policies according to the norms of sustainable development while simultaneously securing an uninterrupted supply of energy.