The “EU for Armenia’s Sustainable Energy Project” (EU4ASEP) has promoted renewable energy investments in the Aparan town and is currently in process of implementation in the Artik town of Armenia.
The EU4ASEP Project is implemented by the “Energy Saving Foundation” (ESF) and the “Union of Communities of Armenia” (UCA), as well as the partner municipalities. Aparan and Artik communities are the Signatories of the “Covenant of Mayors” of the European Union.
During 2019-2020 the 22 kW and 11 kW solar PV plants were built and put into operation in Aparan. In Artik the program is still in progress. By the decision of the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia, Artik community was recently granted a license for electricity generation at a 600 kW solar power plant. Artik is the first community in the country to receive the opportunity to use clean, green and free solar energy to its advantage, thus providing additional income to the community budget. By the way, due to the reforms made by the the Government of Armenia and by the Public Services Regulatory Commission, from now on there will be a separate procedure for licensing solar power generation for communities.
Within the framework of the EU4ASEP Program under implementation by the ESF and UCA, a 600 kW solar photovoltaic power plant is being built in Artik community of the Shirak region. The power generated at the plant will be sold to the electric grid of Armenia. The tender for the construction of the plant favored “EcoVille Solar Technologies” company. The works contract has already been signed, and the construction of the plant is underway. When ready, the Artik solar PV plant in Artik will yield over 30 mln. AMD additional revenue streams to the community budget, which will be directed into the newly created “COMO fund” capitalized for further investments in sustainable energy development.