ArmInfo. In the first half of 2016 electric power generation in Armenia dropped by 4.9% versus the same period of 2015 and totaled 3606.2 million kWh, the National
Statistical Service of Armenia reports. In June alone, the electric power output fell by 4.3% to 530.7 mln kWh.
In Jan-June 2016, the thermal power plants decreased electric power output by 22% y-o-y to 841.2 mln kWh. The hydropower plants increased generation by 3.9% to 1237.5 million kWh. The electricity generated by the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant made up 1526.6 million kWh growing by 0.4%. 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 57.1% versus Jan-June 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%.