Armenia’s wind power potential estimated at 400 MW

Armenia’s wind energy potential is estimated at 250-400 megawatts, including 250 proven megawatts, deputy energy and natural resources minister Areg Galstyan told a parliament Q&A session today.


He said the only wind farm in Armenia does not operate steadily due to problems with air flows. He said wind farms may develop if favorable conditions are created for investors.

The only wind farm in Armenia is located in the northern province of Lori. It consists of four 660-kW wind turbines and has a capacity of 2.64 MWe.  It was completed in December 2005 by the Iranian company Sunir with US$3.2 million funding from Iran.