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Alexandr Avanesov

RA Prime Minister: Energy Complex of Armenia has demonstrated  flexibility and viability

RA Prime Minister: Energy Complex of Armenia has demonstrated  flexibility and viability

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.

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