YEREVAN, February 14. /ARKA/. Electricity production totaled about 8bln kWt-hours in Armenia n 2012, which is an 8.1% increase against the level of the year before, Armenia’s national statistical service reported.
Power production at thermal power plants grew by 42.3% to 3.4bln kWt/hours in the reporting period against 2011, whereas power generation at hydro power plants dropped by 6.4% to 2.3bln kWt/hours.
Armenian nuclear power plant produced 28.7% of the overall electricity or 2.3bln kWt/hours, which is a 9.3% reduction from 2011. The share of thermal power plants was 41.9% of the overall power production, and that of hydro power plants was 29.2%.
Apart from this, some 2.1mln kWt/hours were produced by windmills, a 30% reduction compared to 2011. The share of windmill electricity was 0.03% of the overall production.
According to the national statistical service, a total of 90,000 gigajoules of heating power was produced in Armenia over 2012 (51.5% decline against 2011). -0-