Armenia’s nuclear energy production will grow by 10% under the service life extension and modernization program of the second power unit of the nuclear plant, minister of energy infrastructure and natural resources Ashot Manukyan declared on March 21.
According to him, the capacity factors of electricity production are currently equally distributed in Armenia.
“Nuclear energy, as well as electricity produced from water sources and gas account for 33% each,” he said, adding that the share of the former would grow to 40-41% in 2020-2021.
In response to a question by opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan from Yelk bloc, the minister said he did not think the construction of a new power unit was rational.
The minister said the nuclear plant would be capable of operating after certain diagnostic works, also citing a number of alternatives that were safe and more reliable. (PanARMENIAN/Business World Magazine)
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