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YEREVAN. – Armenia cannot replace nuclear power with alternative methods of power generation at the moment, economist Karlen Khachatryan told reporters on Monday.

According to him, this is due to the fact that nuclear power  provides 40% of the electricity in the country and a sharp rejection is almost impossible.

“But gradually, step by step, it can be achieved. If we look at the trends of recent years, it seems to me that the share of alternative energy in the energy system of Armenia will be much more serious in 10 years,” the economist noted, adding that only the role of the government is not enough here.

Khachatryan considers that the share of nuclear power in Armenia may decrease from 40% to 20%, in the case of implementation of plans for switching to alternative energy supply.

 

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