BREST, 9 November (BelTA) – Belarus is planning to implement nine energy projects in the coming years, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik said during a ceremony to inaugurate the new Brest-Zapadnaya substation in Brest on 9 November, BelTA has learned.
"We have done a lot of work. We have draw up a comprehensive program which is being implemented in stages. Over the past ten years, Belarus has carried out 11 energy projects worth more than €260 million. Nine more projects are in the pipeline,” Piotr Parkhomchik noted. "These nine projects that we have outlined will be implemented literally within three to five years."
The deputy prime minister added that a program for 2025-2030 is currently in the works. "Energy consumption by households and industrial enterprises is growing. So we need more capacities. It's not just about big cities. We are talking about Slutsk, Starye Dorogi, Pinsk, Mikashevichi and other district centers that need new sources of electricity," Piotr Parkhomchik noted.
The substation in Brest will provide electricity to the central part of the city. New equipment and modern technologies are used there. Specialists control the switching equipment remotely. “There is no need for permanent presence of maintenance personnel. The substation is monitored by Brestenergo. The video surveillance system ensures complete security," the deputy prime minister emphasized.
Piotr Parkhomchik emphasized that a domestic software product is used at the Brest substation. "We have covered our bases in matters of energy security. We have developed software programs and are implementing them not only in Brest Oblast but across the country," Piotr Parkhomchik noted.