YEREVAN, November 4. /ARKA/. Interruption in power supply from Iran led to a blackout in Yerevan and a number of Armenia’s regions Saturday, press secretary of Armenia’s ministry of energy and natural resources Lusine Harutiunyan said.
She reminded that as from September 22 the Armenian nuclear power plant ceased its operations for 54-day maintenance. During the maintenance Armenia receives power supply from Iran.
The two countries’ electric power systems were isolated and the frequency dropped down to 45 hertz leading to a blackout, Harutiunyan told Armnews TV company.
Armenia’s deputy minister of energy and natural resources Levon Shahverdyan said it was the automatic launch of the relay system that led to interruption.
According to the press office of Electric Networks of Armenia cjsc the country’s power supply system was disconnected during 10 minutes.
The blackout caused an interruption in metro Yerevan Metro operations. The incident has no effect on operations of Zvartnots airport as the latter has powerful reserve diesel generators, according to the press office of Armenia – International Airports cjsc.
Currently power supply is fully restored in the capital, works are still under wan in the country’s regions. Experts are investigating the causes of the blackout.–0--