The Environmental and Social aspects is one of the important components during the power plant construction and operation.
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been carried out for the Project in 2018, 2019 and in 2022, which identifies the extent and intensity of the environmental impacts of the construction and operation to the affected communities, as well as the Environmental Management Plan (EMP), which describes the environmental impacts of the construction and operation measures to prevent and mitigate negative impacts on natural and historical monuments and to monitor and control the implementation of such measures.
Environmental and Social Management System for the Project appropriate to the nature and the scale of the Project and commensurate to the level of its environmental and social risks and impacts was developed unpinned by following Standards.
I. IFC and MIGA Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability,
II. IFC’s Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines including industry sector guidelines
III. ADB Safeguard Policy;
IV. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
V. Armenian environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
System is constantly followed and closely monitored to ensure Plant performance is in compliance with current standards and laws.
For the operation of the power plant all necessary permits, agreements and licenses were obtained.