Friday, June 16 2017 16:36
Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian President: It is necessary to control permanently the implementation of the program on prolonging the term of exploitation of N2energy unit NPP

Armenian President: It is necessary to control permanently the implementation of the program on prolonging the term of exploitation of N2energy unit NPP

ArmInfo. It is necessary to keep in control all the time the implementation of the program on prolonging the exploitation term of N2 energy unit of NPP, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated during the meeting with Armenian Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Ashot Manukyan on June 16.

Stressing the importance of the implemented program, the head of Armenian state instructed the head of Energy Infrastructures  and Natural Resources Ministry to pay needed attention to the quality of implementing works on increasing the level of safety of the plant. In his turn, Ashot Manukyan submittes process of implementing works on the unit, as well as further activities.

TsNIITMASH, an industrial enterprise of the Rosatom. As for the instrumental survey, the main task of this exercise is to calculate   and confirm the residual life of the equipment using non-destructive   testing methods. In simple words, it is necessary to check the possibility of further operation of NPP equipment.  As you know, there   is a lot of equipment on the NPPA, so the instrumental survey is   distributed for several years, without compromising the safety and   operation of the NPPA. Last year, we started this process; this year   the volume of the surveyed equipment increased by 50% compared to   last year (150 types of equipment) at the request of the supervisory  authority. We hope to finish the instrumental survey process next   year and in 2019.  Transfer calculations and conclusions to the   supervisory authority - the State Committee for Nuclear Safety   Regulation. We hope to finish on time, but everything will depend on the results of the survey and the decision of the Gosatomnadzor.  On   30 Sept 2015, Tashir Group headed by Russian businessman of Armenian   origin Samvel Karapetyan and Inter RAO signed an agreement of purchase and sale of electric power assets of the Russian energy   holding in Armenia - ENA CJSC and Hrazdan TPP. The reason of the sale  was the public discontent about the ungrounded growth in electricity prices by approximately 16.7% (6.93 AMD per 1 kWh). The Public   Services Regulatory Commission's (PSRC) decision to raise the tariff   sparked protests and the Armenian authorities agreed to audit both   the expediency of PSRC's decision to raise the tariff and the   activities of the Electric Networks. In addition, the authorities and   Tashir Group took a decision to subsidize on a parity basis the   raised tariff for the households and SMEs until the audit is   completed. Since August 1, 2015, the daytime tariff for households  (from 7 am till 11 pm) has been 48.78 AMD per 1kWh, while the   nighttime tariff has been 38.78 AMD per 1 kWh.


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