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Armenia will take decision on new nuclear power plant in 2020-2021

Hayk Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia, has said that this agreement doesn’t take away the country’s right to build a new nuclear plant.


Devdiscourse News Desk 06 Apr 2018, 12:58 PM Armenia
  • Armenian government will decide for the construction of the new nuclear plant in 2020-21. (Image credit: Flickr)

The Nuclear power plant theme is only touched upon in the agreement between Armenia and the European Union. The agreement is the Comprehensive and Expanded Partnership agreement between the two.

The agreement states that Armenia, for decommissioning of the nuclear power plant, should work on a roadmap as quickly as possible.

Hayk Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia, has said that this agreement doesn’t take away the country’s right to build a new nuclear plant.

The second power unit of the Armenian NPP is receiving all the financial resources for the extension of its life, according to a Ministry of Energy representative. The scheduled completion of the work is 2019.

The Ministry of Energy representative also said that only after 2019, it would be possible to identify the operation resource and to check the possibility if the extension of a unity after 2026 for an additional period.

After completion of the modernization of the second block, IAEA representatives will give their assessment and this assessment will help understand the representatives understand the terms and conditions regarding the construction, namely installed capacity and technology, of the nuclear plant.

On the basis of this understanding, the Armenian government will decide for the construction of the new nuclear plant in 2020-21

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