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23 February 2024, 11:56

Minister: Belarus will continue grid modernization in 2024

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Belarus will continue an increased focus on the electric grid modernization, Belarusian Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said ahead of the ministry’s collegium meeting, BelTA has learned.

"In order to meet the growing demand of the economy and households for electricity, we are modernizing the power grid infrastructure. Energy supply organizations built and modernized 1,700km of power grids in 2022, and about 2,700km in 2023. In 2024, the plan is 3,000km," Viktor Karankevich said.

According to him, along with the grid modernization, work continues to renovate substations of various voltage classes. Over the past year, 20 such facilities were commissioned. Among them were the substations Severo-Zapadnaya, Atlant, Zhabinka, Worsted Mill, Dubrova, Aerodromnaya, Cherkassy and others. Most of these projects have been implemented using the latest automation and digitalization technologies, which significantly increases the reliability of power supply to consumers. 

At four large power plants such as Bereza and Lukoml state district power plants, Novopolotsk CHPP and Minsk CHPP 5, the work was completed to build the peak-reserve power sources with highly maneuverable generating equipment with a total capacity of 800MW. "These facilities are slated for launch this year," the minister said.
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