Two More Round-Table Discussions in the Framework of Bright Border


On April 27 and 28, the Armenian Energy Agency foundation (Armenian Energy Agency) held two Round-Table talks in the frame of the “Bright Border” charity project (Լուսավոր Սահման – Bright Border); the first one was conducted with the “Young Engineers Association” NGO, the second with Energy Sector specialists and other participants with varying professional backgrounds. 

The participants discussed the energy market, the Armenian Energy Sector, and its challenges. They also talked about the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sector specifications and development prospects; the process was accompanied by practical knowledge thanks to their expertise. The highlight was on the importance of energy efficiency and LED lighting with its advantages as an energy-saving tool.

Some of the guests were active supporters of Bright Border, so they got acquainted with the current stage of the project, expected outcomes and expansion horizons. Both YEA NGO member and sector specialists expressed their interest to participate in the upcoming LEDification of Koti and Berdavan frontier villages on May 5. 

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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Energy Efficiency and Bright Border: Round-Table discussions


On March 21, in the framework of the “Bright Border” project (Լուսավոր Սահման – Bright Border), the “Armenian Energy Agency” foundation (Armenian Energy Agency) held a round-table talk with representatives from 7 RA regions and Artsakh, including from Shirak (Gyumri and Krashen residents), Lori (Vanadzor and Alaverdi), Syunik (Kapan), Aragatsotn (Talin and Ashtarak), Gegharkunik (Gavar, Lchashen and Vardenik) and else.

All 30 participants were social activists: social entrepreneurs, NGO directors, educators/trainers of different spheres, specialists in public relations, farmers, etc. They all contribute significantly to the development of their respective communities. The discussion succeeded thanks to the variation in age, geolocation, experience, and interests of participants; it was full of constructive comments and offers of cooperation. The project manager and co-founder of the “Youth is Power” NGO, Narine Teknejyan, presented the purpose, objectives, achievements, and prospects of the “Bright Border”. 

Moreover, they discussed the importance of energy efficiency and the advantages of LED lighting as an energy-saving tool. There were some suggestions to extend the project to economically vulnerable other communities as well. The project manager proposed to implement an impact assessment and organize an offer to the Agency.

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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Energy Efficiency training in the Quantum college

On April 22, in the framework of the Bright Border project of the Armenian Energy Agency foundation, the subsequent training was held in the “Quantum” college.

The participants of the session were pre-registered students who expressed their interests toward the topic and the subsequent Ledification events. In an informal methodological framework, they got acquainted with the energy sector and its foreseeable challenges with a specialist. The students gained knowledge of the Armenian Energy Sector, development prospects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Furthermore, the training contributed to the students’ capacity building on LED lighting and its advantages as an energy-saving.

The participants learned about the objectives of the “Bright Border” project, the achieved results and the action plan, taking into account the importance of social responsibility. The students will have the opportunity to participate in LEDification and awareness-raising procedures in the frontier communities.

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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Another training course in the PhysMath special school


On April 16, in the framework of the Bright Border project of the Armenian Energy Agencyfoundation, the subsequent training was held in the PhysMath special school in the name of A. Shahinyan.

The participants of the session were pre-registered pupils who expressed their interests toward the topic and the subsequent Ledification events. In an informal methodological framework, they got acquainted with the energy sector and its foreseeable challenges with a specialist. The students gained knowledge of the Armenian Energy Sector, development prospects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Furthermore, the training contributed to the students’ capacity building on LED lighting and its advantages as an energy-saving. The participants learned about the objectives of the “Bright Border” project, the achieved results and the action plan, taking into account the importance of social responsibility. The students will have the opportunity to participate in LEDification and awareness-raising procedures in the frontier communities.

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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Another training course in the “Global Bridge” Educational Centre


“Energy Saving and Efficiency: The Role of the “Bright Border” project” series of training continue successfully. On April 3, in the framework of the Bright Border project of the Armenian Energy Agency foundation, the subsequent training was held in the Global Bridge Educational Center.

The participants of the session were pre-registered pupils who expressed their interests toward the topic. They discussed and gained knowledge on the Armenian Energy Sector, development prospects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, also taking part in capacity building on LED lighting and its advantages as an energy-saving tool. The students learned about the objectives of the “Bright Border” project, the achieved results and the action plan, taking into account the importance of social responsibility. The students will have the opportunity to participate in LEDification and awareness-raising procedures in the frontier communities.

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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“Bright Border” held another training in the Polytechnic University

On March 28, in the framework of the Bright Border project of the Armenian Energy Agency foundation, the subsequent training was held in the Armenian National Polytechnic University.

The participants of the session included pre-registered students with special interest in the sphere: future energy professionals, nuclear energy specialists, economists etc. They discussed and gained knowledge on the Armenian Energy Sector, development prospects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, also taking part in capacity building on LED lighting and its advantages as an energy saving tool.

The students learned about the objectives of the “Bright Border” project, the achieved results and the action plan, taking into account the importance of social responsibility.

The students will have the opportunity to participate in LEDification and awareness-raising procedures in the frontier communities.

From December 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019 the “Bright Border” project will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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Shirakatsy Lyceum students have gained knowledge on RE and EE

Series of training titled “Energy Saving and Efficiency: The Role of “Bright Border” project” launched in high schools.

On March, 16 the consecutive training in the framework of the “Bright Border” project of the Armenian Energy Agency foundation took place in “Shirakatsy Lyceum” International Scientific-Educational Complex.

About 11 students, with previously submitted interest, had the opportunity to receive quality information on the Armenian Energy Sector, the overall development prospects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, as well as to be part of capacity-building efforts on the topic of the advantages of LED lighting as an energy-saving tool.

Participants of the training got acquainted with the “Bright Border” project and its accomplishments and gained knowledge on the importance of corporate social responsibility.

In the near future groups of volunteers consisting of trained students will be given the opportunity to participate in awareness-raising events and installation of LED lamps in frontier communities.

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project of the AEA foundation will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.

Upcoming results of the project are the following:

  • 1200 LEDified households (6000 LED lamps);
  • 590 thousand kWh annual energy savings;
  • 26 million AMD annual utility cost savings;
  • 260 tons of CO2 annual emissions reduced;
  • Capacity-building of more than 100 beneficiaries;
  • Awareness raising among more than 5000 beneficiaries.

The results of the “Bright Border” project

More than 5000 households from 27 frontier communities were already provided with over 25 000 high-quality LED lamps, which underwent laboratory testing and are offered with a 3-year warranty. Average energy savings of 27 communities account to 3.750 million kWh (150 million AMD).

“Bright Border” project was launched in November 2016, firstly as a social-voluntary initiative. Since June 2018, the project is under the coordination of “Armenian Energy Agency” foundation as a charity project.

The project’s scope includes the 37 vulnerable communities listed by the RA Government Decision of 15 January 2015 N 30-Ն “On confirming the list of frontier communities with land unutilized because of military action, where activities are tax-exempt”.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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Trainings about energy saving are held in higher education institutions.


The series of training under the headline “Energy Saving and Efficiency: The Role of “Bright Border” project” started on March 14th from Russian-Armenian university in the scope of “Armenian Energy Agency” foundation’s “Bright Border” project.

More than 30 students were given the opportunity to gain information on the Armenian energy system and development prospects of renewable energy and energy efficiency spheres. Students also had a chance to develop their knowledge on usage advantages of LED lamps and their role as an energy-saving tool. Participants of the training got acquainted with the “Bright Border” project and its accomplishments and gained knowledge on the importance of corporate social responsibility.

In the near future groups of volunteers consisting of trained students will be given the opportunity to participate in awareness-raising events and installation of LED lamps in frontier communities.

From December 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, the “Bright Border” project of the AEA foundation will be executed with the sub-grant implemented in the frames of Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union.


Upcoming results of the project are the following:

1200 LEDified households (6000 LED lamps);
590 thousand kWh annual energy savings;
26 million AMD annual utility cost savings;
260 tons of CO2 annual emissions reduced;
Capacity-building of more than 100 beneficiaries;
Awareness raising among more than 5000 beneficiaries.

The results of the “Bright Border” project

More than 5000 households from 27 frontier communities were already provided with over 25 000 high-quality LED lamps, which underwent laboratory testing and are offered with a 3-year warranty. Average energy savings of 27 communities account to 3.750 million kWh (150 million AMD).


“Bright Border” project was launched in November 2016, firstly as a social-voluntary initiative. Since June 2018, the project is under the coordination of “Armenian Energy Agency” foundation as a charity project.

The project’s scope includes the 37 vulnerable communities listed by the RA Government Decision of 15 January 2015 N 30-Ն “On confirming the list of frontier communities with land unutilized because of military action, where activities are tax-exempt”.

The partner of Bright border project is ”Young Engineering Association” NGO.

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