“Khachi Qar” SHPP: Monitoring Results (Photos)

“Khachi Qar” SHPP: Monitoring Results (Photos)

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In the framework of the project entitled “Support to SHPP-relating Reforms Through the Dialogue of Public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” the expert group visited “Khachi Qar” SHPP. “Khachi Qar” SHPP is located in Vayots Dzor Region, in the administrative area of Yeghegis Community. According to the water usage permit, the SHPP is constructed in the administrative area of Hermon community. According to the water usage permit and the Public Service Regulatory Committee certificate issued on 1 October 2015, the SHPP is constructed on the Hermon River, the project says it’s constructed on the Yeghegis River. In fact, the SHPP carried out water intake from the irrigation system. It’s operated by “B.S.B” LLC.

The SHPP administration didn’t allow the monitoring group to enter the SHPP area, that’s why the presented information is limited.

As a result of the monitoring, the expert group found out:

  • The SHPP has been operating since 2013.
  • According to the project, the static pressure of the SHPP is 60.7 m, according to the project and the certificate issued by the Public Services Regulatory Committee on 1 October 2015, the estimated pressure of the SHPP is 45 m. According to PSRC certificate and the project, the estimated yield used by the SHPP is 3 m3/s. According to the project and PSRC certificate, the projected capacity is 1000 kW. According to the certificate issued by the Public Services Regulatory Committee on 1 October 2015, the factual useful delivery of electricity is 3.871 million kWh. According to the project, the estimated production is 4.2 million kWh, duration of license - 20.02.2013-20.02.2028, water usage permit - 02.12.2011-02.04.2012.
  • According to the project, there is a concrete dam with 1.0 m width, 0.3 m height and 2.0 m length, which doesn’t exist in reality.
  • According to the project, the SHPP pipeline length is 2240 m, according to PSRC certificate it’s 2*2240m, its diameter is 1020 and 720 mm, and 1,02m and 0.72m, according to the PSRC.
  • There are two aggregates installed in the SHPP station.
  • The length of the dam is 5m and its height is 2m.
  • Percentage correlation of aggregate length of SHPP derivation pipelines (24188 meters) of “Yeghegis 1” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 4000 meters, according to the certificate issued by the Public Services Regulatory Committee on 1 January 2015), “Yeghegnadzor” SHPP (according to the project, it’s length is 3250m, 54m), “Yeghegnadzor SHPP 1” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 2650 meters, according to the project), “Yeghegis 3” (the length of the derivation pipeline is 931.37 meters, according to the certificate issued by the Public Services Regulatory Committee on 1 January 2015), “Yeghegis 2” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 2138 meters, according to the project), “Yegheg” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 1924 meters, according to the project), “Goghtanik” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 1400 meters, according to the project), “Yeghegis” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 2450 meters), “Tigran Mets” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 2691 meters), “Khachi Qar” SHPP (the length of the derivation pipeline is 2240 meters) with the length of Yeghegis River makes up 51.46 %.
  • The following SHPPs are planned to be constructed on the Yeghegis River: “Alnars” SHPP  - “Alnars” LLC developer (according to the PSRC certificate, the length of the pipeline is 2300 meters), “Yeghegnut” SHPP – “VTV Energy” developer (according to the PSRC certificate, the length of the pipeline is 2665 meters), “Elis” SHPP – “Elis HPP” LLC developer (according to the PSRC certificate,  the SHPP will be constructed on the Yeghegis and Soghanlu Rivers, the length of the pipelines is 2360,0 and 2288,0 meters).
  • According to the water usage permit, “Khaci Qar” SHPP can take 42,0 million cum/s water ensuring 0.1 cum/s environmental flow in the river. The project sets the same environmental flow.
  • According to “Computation Center” CJSC data, in 2014 “Khaci Qar” SHPP operated for 10 months in 2014 (it didn’t operate in July and August) and produced 3870888 kW electricity (according to the project, its estimated production is 4.2 million kWh).
  • According to the resolution of the Public Service Regulatory Committee №255A dated on 22 July 2015, the validity of license №0487 issued to this SHPP for electricity production was suspended. A criminal case has been initiated, “During the investigation it was found out that the acts of the committee accepting the construction object for operation dated on 8 November 2012 and 1 November 2013 submitted by the Company to the Committee, as well as “Construction operation documentation” acts №15 dated on 15 January 2012 and №16 dated on 6 November 2013, as these documents, as official documents, confirm not existing legal facts. Besides, the PSRC resolution draft says in refusal reply to the company application that the “validity date” of signature and conclusion of the committee accepting the construction object for operation dated on 1 November 2013 and Construction operation documentation” act №16 dated on 6 November 2013 don’t comply with the “validity” of their drawing up.”
 
 
 
 

The material was  developed in the frames of “Supporting reforms in the sector of small hydro power plants through enabling a dialogue between civil society  and the Ministry  of Nature Protection for sustainable use of river ecosystems” supported by UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme".

13:30 May 02, 2016


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