ArmInfo. In Jan-Oct 2016, electric power generation in Armenia dropped by 6.3% versus the same period of 2015, and totaled 5991.4 million kWh, the National Statistical Service of Armenia reports. In October alone, the electric power output grew by 0.7% to 595.3 mln kWh.
In Jan-Oct 2016, the thermal power plants decreased electric power output by 21.2% y- o-y to 1778.9 mln kWh. The hydropower plants increased generation by 5.4% to 2005.1 million kWh. The electricity generated by the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant made up 2206.2 million kWh (down 1.1% versus Jan-Oct 2015). Over the period under review, 53.5 thsd GJ of thermal power was generated (56.1% y-o-y decline). Other sources generated 1.2 mln kWh of electric power (down 53.8% versus Jan-Oct 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%.