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16 January 2021, 13:43

Belarus seeks to increase electricity use by households

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MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) – The Energy Ministry of Belarus has approved a program to increase electricity consumption for heating, hot water supply and cooking for 2021-2025, BelTA learned from the press service of the Energy Ministry.

“This program will facilitate the use of electricity for heating and hot water supply both in the existing housing stock and in new homes,” the press service explained.

In line with plans, by the end of the five-year period, electricity consumption for heating, hot water supply and cooking will increase in total to 900 million kWh.

The program provides for construction and renovation of power grids and substations of all voltage classes. The legal framework will be streamlined with a view to expanding the use of electricity for heating and hot water supply. Households will be allowed to finance the renovation of power transmission lines.

The construction and renovation of power grids will be carried out under the subprogram “Development of electric power industry and gasification of settlements” of the state program “Comfortable housing and favorable environment” for 2021-2025 and the state program “Housing construction” for 2021-2025, as well as annual investment programs of energy supply organizations.

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