ArmInfo. In the Vayk Community of Vayots Dzor region of Armenia another solar power plant will be raised with a capacity of 983,6 kWh. The construction project of the optional energy object will be implemented by the Company of Clean Energy, which obtained a license for the construction and operation of the plant based on the Public Services Regulating Commission Decisions.
According to Seda Shahinyan, the head of legal and Licensing Department of the PSRC Seda Shahinyan, currently I the preparation works are in progress at Vayj community. According to the license, the plant will be launched by September 30, 2017. The license will be valid until September 30, 2037.
To recall, an optional energy sources construction project is launched in Armenia. The total cost of the program for the construction of solar power plants in Armenia is $ 129 million. Feasibility studies have already been prepared for the construction of solar power plants with a capacity of up to 100 megawatts. Within the framework of the program it is planned to build stations with a capacity of up to 110 megawatts in various regions of Armenia. Of the six surveyed areas by two, the Spanish consulting company Aries Engineering has already submitted feasibility studies. They relate to the localities of "Masrik" in Gegharkunik region and "Dashtadem" in Aragatsotn region, and studies on the remaining four localities continue. One of the main conditions of the contest will be the tariff offered by investors. The advantage will be the company that will offer the minimum tariff. The climate investment fund for the development of alternative energy provided Armenia $ 28 million, of which $ 2 million is a grant and $ 26 million is a loan.
The loan terms are soft - 0.25% per annum with a maturity of 40 years and a grace period for payments in the first 20 years. Grant funds are being used to study the localities, develop a feasibility study for the project, calculated at a station of 100-120 megawatts of capacity. Earlier, the representative of the Spanish company Acciona, Miguel Araras, informed of the intentions of the company not only to participate in the upcoming tender, but also to invest 200 million euros in the construction of solar stations in Armenia. According to him, the company intends not only to take part in the tender for the construction of a 50- megawatt solar power station in the Masrik area, but also to build photovoltaic facilities of 150 megawatts. But for this, continued Miguel Araras, the state guarantees in the return of the invested funds are necessary. "We want to come to Armenia for a long time, at least for 25 years, and we must be confident in protecting our investments," the company representative said.