Deputy Minister: Solar stations to satisfy 30% of Armenia’s electricity needs in future

With the necessary investments in the development of intersystem communications, solar stations will be able to satisfy 30% of Armenia’s electricity needs, said Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of Armenia Hakob Vardanyan during a discussion withing the EU-UNDP regional program on Thursday.

The deputy minister noted that without the introduction of reliable intersystem ties in Armenia, the stable development of solar energy is impossible.

According to him, this is due to a significant difference in the level of electricity consumption by the population during the day and night, therefore it is necessary to ensure the possibility of exporting electricity that is not consumed at night.

“It is planned to build solar power plants with a capacity of up to 400 MW by 2024 in Armenia, and by 2030 the authorities intend to increase these figures to 1000 MW,” he noted adding that from the point of view of reducing emissions of harmful substances into the environment, it is also important to implement a program to increase energy conservation in multi-apartment buildings worth $ 14 million, funded by the EU.