In 2018, a higher electricity generation than consumption was recorded in Artsakh for the first time, and as a result, electricity has been exported. Grigori Martirosyan Minister of State of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), noted this at a press conference on Saturday.
“Over 17 million kWh of electricity has been exported to Armenia,” Martirosyan said. “We can record that we are an electricity exporting country. This year we plan to considerably increase that indicator; we intend to export 100 million kWh [electricity]. This is a positive step from the viewpoint of energy independence.”
In Martirosyan’s words, Artsakh generates electricity solely by hydroelectric power plants, and this is positive in terms of environmental safety, as it is considered renewable energy.
“We are carrying out activities [also] toward the generation of solar power,” he added. “The relevant legislative and legal packages have already been passed. We already have proposals to invest in that domain.”
The Minister of State noted that these investors are both from Artsakh and abroad.