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Armenia official: 100MW-capacity solar power stations will be built in country, by 2020

YEREVAN. – All ongoing projects in Armenia’ energy sector are aimed at raising the level of energy security, reliability, and independence. The Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources, Artur Grigoryan, stated the aforesaid at Wednesday’s press conference to sum up the results of the first 100 days of his tenure in this capacity. In his words, development of alternative energy is important to Armenia, and renewable energy is considered ...
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Minister Grigoryan receives Chinese Ambassador to Armenia

YEREVAN.- Armenian Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Artur Grigoryan received on Friday Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Tian Erlong, the press service of the ministry reported. A wide range of issues related to Armenian-Chinese cooperation in the spheres of energy and infrastructure were discussed. The Minister briefed the Ambassador on the priorities of the energy sector and the possibilities of implementing joint programs. The interlocutors exchanged views on the ...
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Armenia Premier: We are not going to shut our nuclear plant

We are currently working towards extending the duration of the operation of our nuclear plant. The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, said the aforementioned in an interview with Echo of Moscow radio station of the Russian capital city. In Pashinyan’s words, having nuclear energy is very important to Armenia. “We now hope to extend the duration of the operation of our nuclear plant until the year 2040; and before ...
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Armenian and Iranian officials discuss energy issues

EREVAN, August 17. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Artur Grigoryan, who serves  also as a  co-chairman of the Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental commission, received today  an Iranian delegation led by Deputy Energy Minister Omayun Aeri.  Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Seyed Kazem Sadjadi was also in attendance, the Armenian government press office said. The two sides were said to have discussed the status of infrastructure projects which are of ...
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Grigoryan visits China, discuses launching solar cells’ manufacturing in Armenia

YEREVAN. – A delegation from Armenia, and led by Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Artur Grigoryan, is in China on a working visit. During his trip, Grigoryan held meetings with the representatives of the companies of China’s energy sector, the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. The minister visited the Hanergy company, which manufactures solar cells. They discussed the opportunities for launching such production ...
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Armenian premier discusses energy development prospects with concerned officials

YEREVAN, July 18. /ARKA/. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met Tuesday energy system officials to discuss with them prospects for development of the country’s energy sector as well as current programs, the government’s press office reports. Stressing the importance of energy, he said that nowadays energy is being reconstructed in the world, and the Armenian authorities should clearly understand and assess their steps in this context to bring the country’s ...
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Geothermal project in Armenia could be developed by single investor

The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia is considering the development of a geothermal plant on the Jermaghbyur and Karkar site in a package solution with a single investor. Reported today from a meeting in Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia, the development of a geothermal power plant in the country could happen with the participation of a single investor at the Jermaghbyur and Karkar sites ...
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US Ambassador: More possibilities for US investments in Armenia’s energy sector

YEREVAN. – There is a greater possibility for U.S. investments in Armenia's energy sector than it was last year, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills told reporters. His comment came in response to the question by Armenian News-NEWS.am whether there is possibility for U.S. investments in the near future. “The possibility of that investment is greater than it was when I first discussed that issue. I think the new government ...
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ADB ready to assist development of Armenia’s energy sector

YEREVAN.- Armenia's Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources, Artur Grigoryan received Country Director of Asian Development Bank's Resident Mission in Armenia Shane Rosenthal on June 5, the press service of ministry reported. The projects in the energy sphere implemented by the bank’s assistance and opportunities of future cooperation were discussed. Artur Grigoryan highlighted the comprehensive assistance of the ADB to Armenia for reform implementation and expressed confidence that gradually ...
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Energy projects discussed with Iranian Ambassador

YEREVAN.- Armenia's Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Artur Grigoryan received on Monday Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Seyyed Kazem Sajjad. The interlocutors discussed the process of joint programs of mutual interest for Armenia and Iran and the possibilities of new investment projects. In this context, the importance of the construction of the third high- voltage power transmission line Iran and the need to implement this within the established deadlines ...
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Italian Renco to construct 250 Megawatt power plant in Armenia

TBILISI: Italian company Renco plans to construct a 250 megawatt power plant in Armenia, investing up to $300 million in the project, the ex-Soviet country's government said. The power plant, which is expected to be built in the capital Yerevan, will be a combined-cycle plant supplied with gas, Renco said on its website. "We are ready to start the project as soon as possible," the government's press service quoted Renco ...
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World Bank: Masrik-1 solar power plant is exciting opportunity for Armenia to develop its renewable energy potential

YEREVAN, May 14. /ARKA/. The Armenian Government has approved the construction of the 55MW Masrik-1 solar power plant, the World Bank Armenia Office reported. It said for this project, the government has issued the letter of award to a consortium comprising Fotowatio Renewable Venture (FRV) and FSL Solar. Masrik-1 is reported to be the first competitively tendered independent power project (IPP) in the country. In 2014, the Armenian Government has ...
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