Arayik Harutyunyan, the leader of “Free Motherland” party (the leading political party of Artsakh), on his Facebook page wrote about the exploiting new HPP in Artsakh and the perspectives of the state policy in the energy sector.
In the coming decades Artsakh will completely refuse from other energy carriers. Arayik Harutyunyan
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 11, ARTSAKHPRESS: Arayik Harutyunyan wrote:
"A few days ago, another small HPP was put into operation on the Tartar River, where 23 young people from Haterk and Getavan communities of Martakert region were recruited. 23 more young families were provided with stable income, who will continue to develop our country and, if necessary, become reliable defenders of our homeland.
“Dear compatriots, my post is not just about good news, but it contains my vision on Artsakh's development. During my work, I have always been guided by the conviction that with beautiful and generous words and promises it is impossible to raise the standard of living of the people or make the homeland stronger and protected.
But as I talked about hydroelectricity, I want to share with you about our state policy in this direction and, in general, about green energy trends in the world. I have had an opportunity to state that European countries are currently implementing a clear policy for gradully refusing hydrocarbon fuels (petrol, diesel fuel, compressed natural gas), and as an alternative, they increase green energy production from year to year.
Evaluating the energy potential of our country in this regard, I announced several weeks ago that in the coming years we will be able to produce up to 1 billion kWh of electricity. And this should be done not only for the export of surplus energy, but also for full refusal from hydrocarbon fuels.
And today I want to state that in the next three decades our country will also completely refuse from other energy carriers (petrol, diesel fuel, compressed natural gas), and the vehicles will run on electricity only .
So fluctuations in oil and gas prices that are regularly recorded in the international market will not have a negative impact on the financial resources of our population and economy.
By the way, I consider it appropriate to speak about the anxiety related to the possible environmental problems in parallel with the development of hydropower in our country.
Here, undoubtedly, it is necessary to be uncompromising and to prevent or minimize problems by increasing the control mechanisms,” Harutyunyan wrote.