Belarusian NPPs cumulatively generated more than 25 billion kWh of electricity

The Belarusian NPP has cumulatively generated more than 25 billion kWh of electricity. This was reported to journalists by Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich at the presentation of a pilot project for additional electrification of the agro-town of Veliky Bor, Khoyniki district.

The project was implemented to transfer residential buildings to the use of electric energy for heating, hot water supply and cooking. This work is organised within the framework of the state programme on overcoming the consequences of the Chernobyl NPP catastrophe.

“This is a pilot project. The initiative is supported by the head of state. It is important for people and for the possibility of transferring small settlements to electric heating. This is the comfort of living in houses, it is cosiness and warmth, and a serious stimulus in the socio-economic development of the region and small settlements in general,” the Minister stressed.

Viktor Karankevich added that BelNPP also gave an impetus in this direction. "In total, this facility has already produced more than 25 billion kWh, which made it possible to replace about 6.7 billion cubic metres of natural gas," he noted.

“The country has created very favourable conditions for the transition to the use of electric energy for heating purposes. These are incentive levels of tariffs that are set for the population for heating purposes. This includes reimbursement of part of the costs and expenses of citizens, which are allocated for the purchase of electric heating equipment and its installation,” the minister listed.