Interfax, Russia
July 31 2009

Armenia reduces electricity production 11% in H1


Armenia reduced electricity production 10.6% to 2.788 billion kilowatt
hours in the first half of 2009 compared to the same period of 2008,
the National Statistics Service reported.

Output was down 24.7% to 451.7 million kWh at thermal electric
stations in the period, down 10.2% to 888.7 million kWh at
hydroelectric stations and down 5.5% to 1.445 billion kWh at nuclear

Output from wind turbines increased 240% to 2.7 million kWh in the

Armenia produced 546,900 Gcal of heat in the half, down 42.1% from the
first half of 2008.