Artsakh Meets Energy Demands Using Renewable Resources Only

The Sarsang Reservoir in Martakert (Source: RFE/RL)
Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia are looking to cooperate to develop Karabakh's renewable energy systems (Source: RFE/RL)

Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia are looking to cooperate to develop Karabakh’s renewable energy systems (Source: RFE/RL)

STEPANAKERT (ARKA)—Prime minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Araik Harutyunyan and Armenia’s energy and natural resources minister Yervand Zakharyan discussed in Stepanakert today prospects for developing Karabakh’s energy system and cooperation between the two republics.

According to Harutyunyan, Karabakh uses only renewable sources of energy to boost production of electricity, the demand for which is on a rise.

Harutyunyan said Atrsakh is implementing several major economic programs, which in turn trigger the rise in domestic demand for electricity. For this reason, in order to maintain the desired level of self-sufficiency, the government is building new hydroelectric power plants, having achieved tangible success in that area.

Harutyunyan also said the current level of cooperation between the relevant departments of Armenia and Artsakh allows them to share experiences, modernize the energy system of Artsakh and increase its reliability.

The meeting was also attended by deputy prime minister of Artsakh Arthur Aghabekyan, economy minister Andranik Khachatryan and chairman of the NKR Public Services Regulatory Commission Levon Mnatsakanyan.


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