Hydro Power Plants

Hydro Power Plants (HPP): Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade of Hydro Power Plants

Chart 1. The structure of capacities of the Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade of HPPs

The Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade of HPPs consists of 6 hydro power plants lined along the Hrazdan River and 17 irrigation channels for 100,000 ha of land in the Ararat Valley. The Sevan HPP is located at the highest point. It uses water from Lake Sevan, playing the role of water regulator for irrigation needs. The Yerevan HPP is at the bottom point. It is located in Yerevan. The installed capacity of the Sevan-Hrazdan HPP is 550 MW.

Vorotan Cascade of HPPs

Chart 2. Structure of capacity of the Vorotan Cascade of HPPs

The Vorotan Cascade of HPPs consists of three hydropower plants located on the Vorotan River. The Spandaryan HPP is located on the top (1694 meters). The Shamb HPP is at 1327.8 meters. The Tatev HPP is located on the bottom (730 meters). The Spandaryan HPP, with a water reservoir, is the main power regulator of the system.