Commentary to Decree No. 493 of 22 December 2018

    Belarus President Aleksandr 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.