Hydroelectric Plants in Armenia

Argel
Location: Kotayk
Operator: International Energy Corp CJSC
Configuration: 4 X 56 MW Francis
Operation: 1953
T/G supplier: LMZ
EPC: Armhydroenergyproject
Quick facts: This is a high-head plant a drop of 285m through the penstocks. In May 1995, heavy rains caused landslides that destroyed one of the plant spillways and blocked the Hrazdan River channel. The plant was covered around 300,000 m³ of mud and stones. Repairs to the first set were completed by 2000 and the second in May 2006. In 2003, the six hydro plants of the Sevan-Hrazdan cascade were transferred to an affiliate of RAO UES in exchange for the latter’s assumption of $43mn in debt owned by Armenia to the Russian Federation. The Russian company was granted a 15yr operating license.

Photograph courtesy of Renewable Energy Armenia
Re-posted 10 Feb 2008

Kanaker
Location: Yerevan
Operator: International Energy Corp CJSC
Configuration: 4 X 12.5 MW, 2 X 25 MW Francis
Operation: 1938-1941
T/G supplier: LMZ
EPC: Armhydroenergyproject
Quick facts: After more than 50 years of operation, Kanaker-5 was taken offline in 1995 for rehabilitation followed by Unit-6 in 2000. KfW loaned €17.9mn for the project and the units were re-opened by Armenian President Robert Kocharyan in January 2003. In 2003, the six hydro plants of the Sevan-Hrazdan cascade were transferred to an affiliate of RAO UES.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Territorial Administration
Posted 7 Oct 2006

Tatev
Location: Syunik
Operator: Vorotan Hydroelectric Plants CJSC
Configuration: 3 X 52 MW Pelton
Operation: 1953
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Armhydroenergyproject
Quick facts: This is the first power station in the Vorotan cascade and is supplied by an 18km tunnel. The design head is 552m, the highest in Armenia. Average annual output is about 580 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Renewable Energy Armenia
Posted 10 Feb 2008

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-Jun-2013

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