ArmInfo. Electric power generation in Armenia for Jan-May 2016 dropped by 1.9% versus the same period of 2015 and totaled 3097.3 million kWh, the National Statistical Service of Armenia reports. In May alone, the electric power output fell by 17.5% to 530.7 mln kWh.
In Jan-May 2016, the thermal power plants decreased electric power output by 10.8% to 838.1 mln kWh. The hydropower plants increased generation by 4.6% to 991.5 million kWh. The electricity generated by the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant made up 1266.1 million kWh (no changes versus Jan-May 2015). Over the period under review, 51.3 thsd GJ of thermal power was generated (26.8% y-o-y decline). Other sources generated 0.9mln kWh of electric power (down 52.6% versus Jan-May 2015).
To note, in 2015 electric power generation in Armenia grew only by 0.6% and totaled 7798.2 mln kWh and in December alone - by 9%. In 2015 thermal power plants decreased the output by 14.8%, while the hydropower plants increased the electricity output by 10.7%. The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant increased the output by 13.1%. Thermal power generation grew by 10.4%.