ArmInfo. The energy complex of Armenia has demonstrated flexibility and viability. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said this on July 11 at a government meeting, commenting on the accident in the country's energy system yesterday.
According to the head of the government, by 8 p.m. on July 10, the power supply throughout Armenia was fully restored. He expressed gratitude to partners from Iran and Georgia for the fast assistance provided, as a result of which an energy collapse was avoided. The Prime Minister said that a loan program is currently being discussed, aimed at eliminating such situations. As Nikol Pashinyan stressed, it is necessary to understand the causes of the accident, the main of which are external. But in any case, he continued, it is necessary to conduct a comprehensive study in order to identify the causes.
In turn, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan reported on a working group, which will be headed by Deputy Minister Hakob Vardanyan. He assured the head of the government that the research results would be ready in a few days. To recall, yesterday at 1:16pm local time, as a result of voltage drops, the fifth unit of the Hrazdan TPP and the Yerevan TPP unit were stopped. The main cause of the incident, as the officials noted, was a power surge in Iran's power system, with which Armenia is connected with work in asynchronous mode. As a result of the accident, the work of the Yerevan metro was paralyzed, water supply interruptions began, problems with telecommunications and traffic were caused due to the inaction of traffic lights. In order to compensate for the shortage of energy capacity, 27 MW were supplied from Georgia and about 150 MW - from Iran. In the late afternoon all problems were resolved.