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WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

   According to Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia elaborated by National Renewable Energy Laboratory of USA in 2003, the economically justified potential of wind energy is about 450 MW of total installed capacity with about 1.26 billion kWh of electrical energy production per year. The main perspective sites are located in Zod pass, in Bazum Mountain (Qaraqhach and Pushkin passes), in Jajur pass, in the territory of Geghama Mountains, in Sevan pass, in the region of Aparan, in highlands between Sisian and Goris, in the region of Meghri.

Monitoring works of wind potential at Sotk pass in Gegharkunik region have been completed by “Zod Wind” CJSC private company. The company is negotiating with different organizations to attract the investments for the construction of “Zod” wind farm with total 20 MW installed capacity.

Monitoring works of wind potential at Qaraqhach pass in Shirak region have been completed by “Ar Energy”, Armenian - Italian private company. The company is planning to construct “Qaraqhach 1” wind farm with 20 MW capacity, which will be later enlarged up to 140 MW.

Proposed Investments Projects 

In the framework of EU TACIS program “Assistance to Energy Policy of Armenia” the monitoring works have been carried at Simyonovka pass in Sevan region and the Pre-Feasibility Study (FS) for the construction of wind power plant with 34 MW total installed capacity was elaborated.

The Pre-Feasibility Study download here

      The pre-feasibility study for the construction of  wind power station with 14.5 MW total installed capacity was elaborated.

The Feasibility Study download here

 

«Acciona Energy Global SL» Spain company

By the Memorandum of Understanding signed on March 30, 2017 between the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of RA and «Acciona Energy Global SL» company on Wind Power Plant Construction Program in Armenia, it is foreseen to construct wind power plants with capacity of 100-150 MW.  In December 2017, the company started implementation of the wind potential assessment. Two 80 meters height Wind Monitoring Stations and one «Sodar» system were installed. Each station is equipped with 8 anemometers, 3 weathercocks, 2 thermo hygrometers and 1 atmospheric pressure gauge.

 

«Access Infra Central Asia Limited» United Arab Emirates Company

According to relevant decision of the Government of Armenia dated March 30, 2017 an assistance is provided to «Access Infra Central Asia Limited» United Arab Emirates Company for construction of wind power stations in Armenia with capacity up to 150 MW. An 80 meters height Wind Monitoring Station has been installed, which is expected to be operated soon. Another one is planned to be installed in April, 2018.

Guide for the construction of utility-scale wind power plant

 

To construct a wind power plant one should:

 

  1. Chose a landing (landing may be chosen from Wind Resource Map according to the below mentioned link

 http://minenergy.am/en/page/545).

2. Get Land Use Right and change the Land Use Destination to «Objects of energy, transport, communication and utility infrastructures» as needed.

3. Make a Business Plan.

4. To get information on licensing in the sphere of energy visit web-site of the Public Services Regulatory Commission of RA- www.psrc.am, section «Information for Investors»

5. Apply to Public Services Regulatory Commission of RA to get License for producing Electricity.

6. For free professional consulting apply to Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund - www.r2e2.am and/or to German-Armenian Fund - www.gaf.am (soft loans are available here).

7. Construct wind power plant by keeping the terms of the above mentioned License.