ArmInfo. The process of implementing the project of constructing the solar photovoltaic station Masrik-1 was discussed today by the Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Garegin Baghramian with the Director of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures B.V. Nikolay Fascheli.Garegin Baghramyan expressed the hope that the preparatory work for the beginning of the station's rectification will be completed as soon as possible.
The interlocutors confirmed their readiness to make the cooperation effective at the future stages of the project implementation.It should be noted that the station Masrik-1, with a capacity of 55 MW., Will be built at the expense of private investment in the Mets Masrik community (Big Masrikm) in the Gegharkunik region. In the selected area, all the necessary infrastructure conditions have been created for the construction of a modern, powerful photovoltaic station, which will produce 120-150 million KW / h of electricity.
Recall that in 2015 the Republic of Armenia and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development signed a grant agreement with the launch of an industrial-scale solar energy project. The winner of the competition was a consortium of their Dutch company with Spanish roots Photowatio Renewable Ventures B.V and Spanish FSL Solar S.L. (FSL Solar SL). The proposed tariff was 0.0419 US dollars per 1 kWh without VAT (about 20 drams).According to ArmInfo analysts, it is important that the tariff from the station will be competitive. Thus, the tariff for small hydropower facilities in Armenia is 23.8 drams per 1 kWh of electricity, that is, 20% more expensive. Earlier it was reported that the solar power plant Masrik-1, will provide 2% of the total energy produced in the country. The total cost of the program of building solar power plants in Armenia is $ 129 million. According to specialists, the construction of Masrik-1 will be 55 million euros, but there is no official announcement about the amount of investments in the construction of the station.In total, within the framework of the program, it is planned to build solar stations of industrial importance with a capacity up to 110 megawatts in various regions of Armenia. Of the 6 surveyed areas for two, the Spanish consulting company Aries Engineering has already submitted feasibility studies.
They relate to the Masrik (Masrik-2) areas in the Gegharkunik region and the Dashtadam in the Aragatsotn region, and research is continuing on the other four areas.