Electricity tariffs to go down in Belarus

Electricity tariffs to go down in Belarus

Tariffs for electricity in Belarus will decrease, said Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko at the opening of a forum dedicated to energy and ecology. In this direction, Belarus carrying out systematic work. On the one hand, the country focuses on the modernization of facilities, on the other on reducing the cost of resources.

Belarus receives gas at a reduced price as a result of negotiations with Russia. In addition, in 2019, the first reactor of the Belarusian NPP is expected to be launched. According to government forecasts, all this will allow reducing electricity tariffs for the real sector of the economy by 30% over three years. Today, programs are being implemented to support energy-intensive enterprises.

Vladimir Semashko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
This year we have significantly helped our energy-intensive enterprises, enterprises that are implementing innovative projects. We will continue this practice next year.

We can reduce the tariff for all consumers of the real sector of the economy by about 0.6 cents.

Today it was announced that Russian oil supplies to Belarus are on schedule, and the decision to transit Belarusian oil products through Russian ports was not made accepted and can be based solely on economic feasibility. The energy forum is held for the 22nd time. More than 300 companies from 16 countries presented their achievements.

Alexander Savanovich, director of an electrical company:
If power is cut somewhere it takes about 2 hours to restore it. With the help of this program, this time can be significantly reduced.

Melle Kruisdijk, Vice President of a European energy company:
Our company specializes in the construction and maintenance of power plants. We already have three projects in Belarus. Now we would like to take part in the creation of backup sources for the needs of your nuclear power plant.

At the stands companies present modern technological solutions in the energy sector. Separate sections are devoted to the development of electric transport, digital transformation, environmental friendliness and resource saving.