Dear Friend,

The “Scientific Research Institute of Energy” CJSC (SRIE) acting under the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia welcomes you to its updated website. Here you can learn the establishment and development history of the Company, its structure, regulations, areas of its activity, implemented works and financial statements. SRIE has a highly qualified staff of specialists having significant professional efforts in different areas of the power sector aimed at strengthening the Armenian power system and increasing its reliability and security.

Through its 70-year activity SRIE has supported and actually continues assisting to the implementation of the current sector reform programs, aimed at the realization of strategic programs to the improvement of the country’s energy independence and security, including the scientific and technical analyses on expansion of the power system capacities, its reliable and safe operation, upgrading, as well as on the application of renewable energy sources in the system.

 

Main Directions of Activities

 
 

Power System Development Forecast

 

  • Analysis of statistical information on RA electricity generation, import-export and consumption, as well as elaboration of the development strategies for fuel and energy system of RA

  • Simulation of development options for power capacities (scenarios)

  • Development of business plans for energy facilities

 

Power System Management

 

 

  • Development of the measures for improvement of the power system reliability and security
  • Reassessment of the fixed assets of the power system companies
  • Scientific and technical solutions to aggregation of the accounting and technological issues in power systems.

 

Licensed Activity
 

 

  • Elaboration and expertise of urban development documents.

 

 
 

Steady-State Regimes in Electrical Networks

 

  • Analysis and recommendations on technical and economic situations and flow exchange opportunities of the power systems in the regional countries
  • Steady-state regimes modeling, input data reliability analysis, calculation implementation
  • Development of suggestions on energy saving measures in electrical networks
  • Regulation of own and economic expenses in power stations and in 35-220 kV substations
  • Calculation and optimization of electrical networks regimes
  • Evaluation of the shares of transit exchange losses (Georgia, Iran, etc.) in electrical networks of RA
  • Voltage control calculations according to power supply reliability and security indicators of the power system.

 

Energy Saving, Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy

 

  • Preparation of annual energy balance
  • Energy expertise (audit) and certification of energy facilities
  • Development of energy saving and/or energy efficiency measures for end-users
  • Calculation and analysis of hydraulic regimes, losses and balance in high, medium and low pressure gas transport networks
  • Consultancy on the efficient application of alternative energy sources
  • Participation in the studies on the impacts of alternative sources (namely photovoltaic and wind) in the distribution network regimes.

 

Power System Operation Modes

 

 

  • Modeling of transition modes, calculation and analysis of the results in energy system
  • Development of the measures to ensure stabilization and improvement of reliability in the system
  • Modeling and programming of transition processes in case of asymmetric disturbances (short circuits, voltage gaps, presence of asymmetric loads) in the distribution network
  • Investigation of interconnection modes

 

 
 

Standards and Norms

  • Development of legislative provisions for energy system
  • Development and/or harmonization of normative and technical documents and standards.
  • Development of official and technical instructions for electric power and electro technical (electro-technological) personnel of Electric Power System organizations and energy companies.

 

Capacity Building

  • Coaching of scientific cadres through postgraduate studies
  • Training and qualification of electric power personnel
  • Training and qualification on energy system management of companies
  • TTrainings on security issues for electrical and technical personnel, verification of knowledge and rank conferring.