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Armenia Extends Nuclear Plant Operation Period Until 2036

Armenia Extends Nuclear Plant Operation Period Until 2036

The Rusatom Service JSC, a subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, has signed an agreement with the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant CJSC. The agreement extends the operational tenure of Armenia's crucial nuclear plant until the year 2036.

The decision to prolong the operation of Armenia's nuclear powerhouse was formalized during a recent meeting of the intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation between Russia and Armenia. This extension marks a strategic step forward in maintaining the country's energy independence.

Armenia Extends Nuclear Plant Operation Period Until 2036

The Armenian nuclear plant stands as a cornerstone of the nation's energy infrastructure, contributing significantly to its power grid. Currently, it generates approximately 30 percent of Armenia's total electricity production, highlighting its pivotal role in meeting the nation's energy needs.

One of the notable aspects of nuclear energy is its environmentally friendly nature in power generation. The utilization of atomic energy at the Armenian nuclear power plant significantly curtails the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, aligning with global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

The impending conclusion of the plant's current operational period in 2026 prompted discussions and negotiations, culminating in the recently signed agreement between Rusatom Service JSC and the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant CJSC. This extension not only ensures a reliable source of electricity for Armenia but also shows the mutual cooperation between Russia and Armenia in the sphere of nuclear energy.

The extension of the nuclear plant's operation holds implications beyond the national energy landscape. It signals Armenia's commitment to sustainable energy practices while reinforcing the significance of bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations.


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