In 2003, The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) drew a wind power map of Armenia. The total capacity of economically sound wind power stations is estimated at 450 MW.
The best locations for them are the Zoda pass, Bazum mountain range, Karakhacha, Pushkin and Jajura passes, the Gegham mountain range, areas near Sevan and Aparan, the uplands between Sisian and Goris, areas near Meghri.
Wind monitoring has been completed, feasibility reports have been prepared for the construction of wind turbines stations in Semyonovka, Sevan (34 MW), Karkhach pass, Shirak region (90 MW), Sotka, Gegharkunik (20 MW).
In December 2005, the first ever wind power station in the South Caucasus, Lori-1, was put into operation in Armenia. The wind farm with a capacity of 2.64 MW was constructed on a U.S. $3.1m grant provided by the Iranian Government.