Armenian NPP May Be Shut Down In Case Of Alternative Energy Capaciti

ARMENIAN NPP MAY BE SHUT DOWN IN CASE OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAPACITIES

ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Oct 12 2005

YEREVAN, October 12. /ARKA/. The Armenian NPP can be shut down only if
alternative energy-generating capacities will be created, RA Minister
of Energy Armen Movsisyan stated at his meeting with Secretary of the
US Energy Department Samuel W.Bodman. During the meeting, Minister
Movsisyan pointed out that Armenia expects the USA’s assistance in
ensuring safety of the Armenian NPP and in developing alternative
energy. Movsisyan appreciated the US assistance to Armenia’s energy
sector as well as presented the sector’s tasks. In his turn, Samuel
W.Bodman expressed readiness to examine the ways of assisting energy
development in Armenia, pointing out the USA’s experience. He also
pointed out the USA’s interest in the project of constructing the
Iran-Armenia gas pipeline. The meeting participants proposed
organizing an Armenian-American energy forum, pointing out the
advisability of participation of not only private sector, but also
financial organizations.

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