Yerevan thermal power plant ready to launch coal-based energy generation
YEREVAN, July 2. /ARKA/. The Yerevan thermal power plant is ready to start producing electricity from coal if coal supplies are available, general director of the plant Hovakim Hovhannisyan told reporters on Tuesday.
Coal-fired generation ahs been already tested at the plant, he said.
Hovhannisyan also said the company kept testing the coal firing during a year, using both gas and oil products. The studies led to new developments that allow getting the best results, he said.
The firing with the use of electronic plasmatrons proved to be efficient, and the production capacities was tested from several hours to 24-hour mode during a month, Hovhannisyan said.
According to the general director, the new method provided 4,500-5,000 kilocalories per kilogram, which is a quite high value. The highest level is provided by gas – 8,200-8,300 kilocalories. According to earlier plans, the Yerevan thermal power plant was to start coal-fired energy generation from Karabakh in 2013. Coal supplies will allow operating two power units, 50 megawatt each.
The Yerevan thermal power plant was modernized and equipped with a new steam-gas unit of combined cycle and was re-commissioned in April 2010. Total rated capacity of the new plant is 271.7 megawatt; the production output is 242 megawatt and thermal output is 434.9 gigajoules-hours. –0--