MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) - Belarus is one of the CIS leaders in the level of development of digital technologies in the energy sector, said Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Olga Prudnikova, BelTA learned from the press service of the ministry.
The priority areas of the development of information and communication technologies in the industry have been defined in the relevant strategy through 2025. They envisage the automation of key business processes and the introduction of a number of automated systems in power, heat and gas supply, systems to control electric distribution grids (Smart Grid), and also systems of control and accounting of energy resources.
Plans are in place to continue with the construction of digital substations, projects to provide electronic services to consumers, transition to electronic payments for consumed services, and assimilation of new information security tools.
"‘Digitalization offices' will be set up in order to coordinate ICT activities in these priority areas,” Olga Prudnikova noted. For promoting the "one-stop shop" principle in electronic services, administrative procedures are being optimized and digitalized, which will make it possible to provide electronic services on a single portal.