ArmInfo. The nuclear energy of Armenia has no alternative. A similar point of view is held by the lecturer of the National Polytechnic University Martun Gevorgyan, who gave the Armenian nuclear power plant for more than 40 years.
According to him, Armenia does not have carbon stocks, as there is not enough water to create basic capacities. The sun, air and water can act only as companion objects of generation. The nuclear power plant is capable of producing electricity around the clock, with one-time refueling, which allows ensuring the safety and independence of the country's energy system. "Conversations about the possibility of replacing renewable and alternative energy sources with nuclear power plants are considered populist and short- sighted, these conversations are most likely the result of post-Fukushima events," said the expert, adding that one of the main goals of the recently established Veterans Union in Armenia energy is just the propagation of a peaceful atom, the presentation of its benefits to the public.
"Being the responsible secretary of the new Union, I, as a specialist with experience in the field of emergency situations in nuclear energy, intend to focus on the solution of this very task," Martun Gevorgyan stressed. He recalled that at one time, with his participation at the ANPP, a group on emergency situations was established, which in 2006 was transformed into a crisis center. Then instructions were drawn up, a plan for the protection of personnel. "I was in charge of this service for 12 years, during which 250 specialists were trained," the specialist said, adding that with his participation, a similar center was difficult, but still created at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, where he had to work for 4 years . "I always tell my students about the need to strictly take into account all safety measures at nuclear power plants." While maintaining these measures, the nuclear power plant will respond with gratitude, "the expert said. He reminded the critics of the nuclear power plant about the position of Iran, which has already begun to build a foundation pit for the second unit of the nuclear power plant. "All in all, Iranians, who have huge reserves of oil and gas, want to build 8 units, despite the availability of 17,000 MW of electricity," Martun Gevorgyan stressed.
Recalling the terrible consequences of the early 1990s, when Armenia closed the most powerful energy crisis after the closure of the nuclear power plant, the expert called to remember the facts of his own history. "We will not be clutching, but in 1995, for the first time in the world, after 6.5 years of parking regime, we restarted the nuclear power plant, thus overcoming the most acute energy crisis." In this case, the then head of the station, Suren Azatyan, who himself worked as a tractor, and we all pulled for them, "- recalls Martun Gevorgyan.
Assessing the program implemented at the station to extend the life of the second power unit, the expert emphasized its vital necessity, since it will enable the republic to receive electricity for another 10 years at an affordable price. Martoun Gevorgyan, welcoming the participation in the program of the company "Rusatom Service", recalled that the Armenian nuclear power plant is built on Soviet (Russian) technologies, it uses Russian standards, which are the most stringent in the world. And fuel, as well as spare parts are supplied from the Russian Federation. "We from this family did not go anywhere." We were divided purely politically, but there were no problems in the matter of nuclear energy, and I am sure that will never arise. "The most important thing is that the station pays constant attention to issues related to security. In addition, the level of personnel is regularly maintained, classes are conducted on the simulator. Nuclear Power Plant - a specific structure that requires special attention, "Martun Gevorgyan noted, while observing at the same time that the ANPP is the only unprofitable station in the world, which, in his opinion, is nonsense.
"The issue in the tariff for electricity from a station that is extremely small: in the state of New York in the US, for example, the tariff from the nuclear power plant is 14 cents." They built a nuclear power plant, which the state did not accept because of the absence of two evacuation routes. the tariff for solving this problem was raised, "the expert said. He reminded that professionals working at the ANPP are coming from shifts. Moreover, 90% of the station personnel are students of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. There are also physicists who represent Yerevan State University.
Continuing the theme of education, Martoun Gevorgyan drew attention to the need to provide work for future specialists. "I presented the data of several sensible guys to the personnel department of the ANPP, where more than 700 people stand in line: They want to work, but there is no place. With the construction of a new unit, this problem will be solved.