In 2017 thermal power plants produced 2,742,933,455 kWh of electricity which constitutes 37.2% of electricity produced in the Republic of Armenia.
Electricity production in the southern regions of the USSR with limited fuel resources was carried out on the basis of thermal energy. This is why the construction of thermal power stations began in Armenia's industrial energy centers: Yerevan (1960), Vanadzor (1961), Hrazdan (1963).
Operating Units and Capacities
"Yerevan TPP" CJSC
Established in 1963
Capacity- 550 MW (Heat output capacity: 630 Gcal/h)
On March 29, 2005, the government of the Republic of Armenia and the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed the ARM-P2 Loan Agreement regarding the implementation of the "Yerevan Combined Cycle Power Plant (Power Unit) Project". The agreement envisaged building a modern, high-performance, environmentally friendly, fully-automated combined cycle power plant adjacent to the thermal power plant. Thanks to new technologies invested in the plant, the station's efficiency reached 70%, reducing fuel consumption by half.
"Hrazdan Energy Company" CJSC
Established in 1966
Capacity- 300 MW (Heat output capacity 560 Gcal/h)
"Hrazdan TPP" is an example of a productive, entrepreneurial cooperative between Armenia and Russia. By the decision of the government of the Russian Federation, 100% of the company's shares were transferred to Inter RAO OJSC, a dynamic, developing electric power company which oversees a number of production and distribution assets in Russia and abroad.
"Gazprom Armenia" CJSC (Hrazdan-5)
"Hrazdan-5" is a unique structure with the latest technological solutions implemented not only for Armenia but also the entire region's gas-energy sector. New methods of electricity generation were applied combining steam turbine/gas turbine technologies. The operation of the power unit ensures participation in the domestic electricity production market and enables the development of programs for export markets.