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26 April 2016, 16:10

Lukashenko urges to get ready to using electricity instead of oil, gas

MINSK, 26 April (BelTA) – It is essential to ramp up the use of electric energy in the country taking into account the upcoming launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as met with people living in Yelsk District, BelTA informs.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, there will be a surplus of electric energy after the launch of the BelNPP in the country. “Neighboring countries will hardly buy this electric energy. There is a surplus in Russia. There is enough electric energy in Ukraine. Europe also produces electric energy. It is a commodity, and the competition is very strong. It will be difficult to sell electricity,” the head of state remarked.

“Therefore, today I am saying that it is needed to get ready to using electricity instead of gas and oil,” the President said.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that the main thing is not to cheapen the electric energy produced in Belarus, rather than to keep the existing level of prices. “Gas and oil will be more expensive, while electricity will become cheaper,” he said.

The head of state deems it necessary to start building such facilities and housing that will use more electric energy in the future. “You will buy electric ovens when you see the advantages of using electricity instead of gas,” Alexander Lukashenko noted.

Another promising field is the production of electric vehicles.

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