On May 26 Choratan and Vahan were LEDified

On May 26, the Choratan community in the Tavush region and Vahan community in Gegharkunik were LEDified. Choratan LEDification was funded by the Russian Federation within the UNDP “Integrated Support to Rural Development: Building Resilient Communities” project. Vahan village, on the other hand, received energy-efficiency tools with “Bright Border” donations. The coordination was supported by the RA Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources, Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund – R2E2, Young Engineers Association NGO, and YES Armenia Programme. We thank Gazprom Armenia CJSC for providing transportation, as well as the driver David, for his flexible and reliable work. Special thanks to our volunteers, Teach for Armenia program students and the community residents; with their assistance, two villages were LEDified – 450 households received long-term energy saving opportunity. 

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Nerqin Tsaghkavan, Sarigyugh and Voskevan are ledified

On May 14, under the coordination and with team efforts of the Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund – R2E2, funded by UNDP, the “Bright Border” initiative reached three frontier communities: Nerqin Tsaghkavan, Sarigyugh and Voskevan. 3360 high-quality 12W energy-efficient LED lamps have been provided to 672 households. The lamps are highly durable and have a 3-year warranty. 

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The ”Bright Border” has reached village Khachik

The ”Bright Border” initiative has reached another frontier village Khachik, 1360 high-quality 12W LED lamps have been provided to 272 households.  

✅ 100W substituted by 12W results in 

👉 monthly electricity cost savings – 834 397 AMD (~1600 USD) 

👉 yearly electricity cost savings՝ 10 014 746 AMD (~20000 USD) 
 

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Koti frontier village in Tavush region was LEDified

On May 5, Koti frontier village in Tavush region was LEDified in the frames of the “Bright Border” project.

On May 5, in the framework of the “Bright Border” charity project, households of the Koti frontier village in Tavush region were each provided 5 high-quality, 3-year-warranty LED lamps. On the whole, 2270 LED lamps were provided to 454 families. The volunteers team of 35, with the Armenian Energy Agency correspondents, personally visited the families and placed the energy efficient lighting, sharing their knowledge on energy conservation and efficiency.

Before the main process, in a Round-Table discussion, the AEA team discussed the challenges of the RA Energy Sector, the importance of energy efficiency in facing them, and the role of LED lighting in fighting energy poverty. The “Bright Border” project was presented with its goal and objectives. The talk resulted in idea generation with various possible solutions. The administrative head of the village, Felix Meliqyan, and the head of Noyemberyan enlarged the community, Karen Abazyan, were present at the discussion, assisting on the execution of the project and sharing their knowledge on the village and its prideful route. Koti borders Azerbaijan in 38km length, across from Mazam Gharakhlu, Sash Salakhlu, Alpout, and 4 other villages, in a bit distance from the city of Ghazakh.

The team of volunteers included students from educational institutions that in March to April took part in the training series “Energy Saving and Efficiency: The Role of the “Bright Border” project” of the Armenian Energy Agency. The participants represented the Shirakatsy Lyceum, the National Academy of Sciences International Scientific-educational Centre, PhysMath school after A. Shahinyan, Armenian National Polytechnic University and High School et al. The team also involved volunteers from previous LEDification events.

The volunteers were proud to be a part of such an initiative. have their input in the execution of the project, to have the chance to share the knowledge they gained during training and were proud to get acquainted with the lifestyle, challenges, and stories of frontier community residents. Most of the volunteers who were visiting a frontier village for the first time made friends with the local children; they were especially impressed by the powerful spirit of the villagers, their patriotism and loyalty. Most of them expressed interest to revisit with other initiatives in mind. 

The residents of Koti were grateful and happy about the project and the attention it would attract. Hopefully, they noted, that the LED lighting would ease their financial burden. The Bright Border project aims to LEDify 37v frontier communities, most of which are already completed. 

Communities were selected in accordance with the RA Government Decision from January 15, 2015, N 30-N “On Approval for the List of Border Communities with Lands Not Useable as a Result of Combat Operations and whose Activities are Tax Exempt”.

“Bright Border” was launched on November 2016 as a volunteer-social initiative. Since June 2018, this charity program has been coordinated by the Armenian Energy 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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Berdavan frontier village is LEDified by “Bright Border”


On May 5, in the framework of the “Bright Border” charity project, households of the Koti frontier village in Tavush region were each provided 5 high-quality, 3-year-warranty LED lamps. On the whole, 4480 LED lamps were provided to 896 families. The volunteers team of 35, with the Armenian Energy Agency correspondents, personally visited the families and placed the energy efficient lighting, sharing their knowledge on energy conservation and efficiency.

Before the main process, in a Round-Table discussion, the AEA team discussed the challenges of the RA Energy Sector, the importance of energy efficiency in facing them, and the role of LED lighting in fighting energy poverty. The “Bright Border” project was presented with its goal and objectives. The talk resulted in idea generation with various possible solutions. The administrative head of the village, Felix Meliqyan, and the head of Noyemberyan enlarged the community, Karen Abazyan, were present at the discussion, assisting on the execution of the project and sharing their knowledge on the village and its prideful route. Koti borders Azerbaijan in 38km length, across from Mazam Gharakhlu, Sash Salakhlu, Alpout, and 4 other villages, in a bit distance from the city of Ghazakh.

The local governors and residents of the community were present at and assisted with the LEDification, sharing about Berdavan’s history, challenges and heroic past. Berdavan (formerly Ghalachha) is located in Tavush region, several hundred meters from the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

The team of volunteers included students from educational institutions that in March to April took part in the training series “Energy Saving and Efficiency: The Role of the “Bright Border” project” of the Armenian Energy Agency. The participants represented the Shirakatsy Lyceum, the National Academy of Sciences International Scientific-educational Centre, PhysMath school after A. Shahinyan, Armenian National Polytechnic University and High School et al. The team also involved volunteers from previous LEDification events.

The volunteers were proud to be a part of such an initiative. have their input in the execution of the project, to have the chance to share the knowledge they gained during training and were proud to get acquainted with the lifestyle, challenges, and stories of frontier community residents. Most of the volunteers who were visiting a frontier village for the first time made friends with the local children; they were especially impressed by the powerful spirit of the villagers, their patriotism and loyalty. Most of them expressed interest to revisit with other initiatives in mind. 

The residents of Koti were grateful and happy about the project and the attention it would attract. Hopefully, they noted, that the LED lighting would ease their financial burden. The Bright Border project aims to LEDify 37v frontier communities, most of which are already completed. 

Communities were selected in accordance with the RA Government Decision from January 15, 2015, N 30-N “On Approval for the List of Border Communities with Lands Not Useable as a Result of Combat Operations and whose Activities are Tax Exempt”.

“Bright Border” was launched on November 2016 as a volunteer-social initiative. Since June 2018, this charity program has been coordinated by the Armenian Energy 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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