Electricity supply reliability project in Armenia

Infrastructure Electricity Security of supply

Beneficiary Country:

  • Armenia Armenia

Donation passport

Donor/IFI: World Bank
Starting Year: 2011
Ending Year: 2018
Budget: 102 mil. USD
Type of Donation: Investment grants
Status: Ongoing
World Bank

Lead Donor Contact

Artur Kochnakyan, World Bank Armenia

Short description of the overall project

Armenia’s power transmission infrastructure is old and under-maintained. The average age of transmission assets is 45 years. The Government recognizes the need in urgent rehabilitation, and an increase in power supply reliability is among the key strategic objectives of the sector.  The Project Development Objective is to increase the reliability and capacity of the transmission network.

Results achieved under the project:

  • The construction of all foundations, installation of all towers, and stringing activities of the overhead
  • transmission line from Hrazdan TPP to Shinuhayr substation have been completed.
  • Part 1 of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Lalvar-Noyemberyan transmission line has been cleared and
  • approved by the Bank, while Part 2 of RAP is being finalized.

Rehabilitation works at Haghtanak and Vanadzor-1 substations are expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2018.


Short description of activities financed by the donation

The Project consists of financing of the following componenets:

  • The transmission line connecting two key generation centers in the central part of the country (Hrazdan Thermal Power Plant) and in the South (Vorotan Cascade of hydropower plants), which serves large electricity consumers in the central-eastern part of the country, and
  • Lalvar-Noyemberyan transmission line, which is critical for the reliability of the North-Eastern part of the transmission network and reliable supply of power to end-users.
  • Rehabilitation of Haghtanak, Charentsavan-3, and Vanadzor-1 substations. The Haghtanak substation is critical for ensuring reliable power supply to distribution substations and consumers in the Western parts of Yerevan. Charentsavan-3 serves residential consumers and also functions as a switching station linking to six other substations in North-Eastern Armenia. Vanadzor-1 serves residential and large industrial consumers in the Northern parts of Armenia.