Monitoring Findings of "Daranak" SHPP (Photos)

Monitoring Findings of


In the frames of "Supporting New Reforms in SHPP Sector through CSO-Government Dialogue" project, the expert group visited "Daranak" SHPP, which is located in Gegharkounik Region, Armenia.  The SHPP is constructed on the Masrik Tributary to the Daranak River, which flows into Lake Sevan and its left-wing tributary – Tanalikh River. "Daranak" SHPP is operated by "Vardenis Regional Union" OJSC of "Agrospasarkum".


  • It's necessary to reconstruct the fish passway constructed in the water intake section of 'Daranak' SHPP in such a manner so as to ensure a priority and free-of-obstacle passage of the environmental flow into the river irregardless of the valve operation, as well as irrigation and SHPP water intake.
  • The water intake section in the water intake unit of the second branch of the left-wing tributary should be reconstructed with all its structures,  as the river flow was ensured through the pipes, where fish passage is impossible.
  • The project doesn't contain any information on the yields of the Daranak river and its left-wing tributary, drinking, and irrigation water. It's necessary to the hydroeconomic estimates with the tendency to increase the set environmental flow, as the projected indicators accordingly exceed the indicators set in the water usage permit taking into consideration the irrigation season and establishing a working regime of the SHPP.
  • To equip water intake and environmental flow sections with water-meter equipment with online data transmission systems, so as to enable regulating and supervising the water amount used by the SHPP and the amount of the set environmental flow.
  • The SHPP should undergo technical re-equipment to control the water intake and environmental flow amounts, as well as to ensure the projected capacity.
  • To carry out the discharge of the wastewater through a water-proof well or a 'mini' cleaning station, as the Daranak River flows into Lake Sevan.
  • To equip the transformers with an oil-collecting system.
  • To carry out greening in the area of the station and to reclaim pipeline areas recovering the damaged landscape.

 The material was developed in the frames of “Supporting new reforms in SHPP sector through CSO-government dialogue” supported by UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme".

14:17 September 08, 2017


Hot Spots



Subscribe to receive our latest news