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Main accomplishments of the Belarusian power engineering industry in 2017

Main accomplishments of the Belarusian power engineering industry in 2017

21.12.2017 | 15:19

More effective power grid:

Br85.5m — economic effect from implementing measures to reduce spending on energy in January-September 2017;

some $0.07 — the prime cost of 1kWh of electricity in 2017 (1.5 times down in the last six years).

Reconstruction and expansion of the power grid:

915.9km of power lines has been reconstructed and built;

107.3km of heating pipelines has been replaced.

The energy intensity of Belarus' GDP has reached that of Canada and Finland — developed nations with similar climate.

Belarus retains high positions in the Getting Power indicator in the Doing Business ranking among 190 nations — 25th position.

2017 saw a number of facilities commissioned:

Vitebsk hydropower plant — Belarus' largest hydropower plant;

Polotsk hydropower plant — Belarus' second largest hydropower plant;

330kV Postavy substation – one of the key facilities to connect the Belarusian nuclear power plant with the power grid.

Source: The Energy Ministry.

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