Commentary to Decree No. 493 of 22 December 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
signed Decree No. 493 “On certain measures to raise the efficiency of
the Belarusian energy system” on 22 December.
The document envisages the implementation of
a number of technical solutions to ensure balanced operation of the
Belarusian energy system, including the construction of peak and reserve
energy sources, installation of electric boilers and corresponding
infrastructure at electricity generation facilities and other objects.
The resolutions are aimed at stabilizing the
energy system in the periods of the maximum and minimum consumption of
electricity, creating a reserve of power in order to prevent power
outages in case of an emergency shutdown of a power generating unit of
the Belarusian nuclear power plant and raise the efficiency and safety
of the energy system. Besides, these measures will help prevent the
shutdown of highly-efficient condensing units.