Armenia: Hydropower plants can reach a 40% share of electricity generated

18/05/2017 14:21 Hydro

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Armenia’s hydropower plants can produce a share of 40% of the total electricity volume, according to a recent statement of the Armenian deputy minister of energy infrastructure and natural resources Hayk Harutyunyan.

Small hydroelectric power plants already represent 17-18% of the total electricity produced in the country. The share might grow dramatically this year, as the weather conditions seem to be favorable.

 

Only in 2016, the share of the electricity generated by small hydroelectric power plants reached 13%, or 4% more compared to the same period last year.

 

As of January 1, 2017, Armenia had 178 small hydropower plants entirely operational, which is 5 more than in 2016. Their total capacity was approximately 328 MW, and their output was almost 957 million kWh.

 

At the same time, 39 more HPPs with an overall designed capacity of about 74 MW and a yearly production of 260 million kWh were under construction.

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