Posted: 31.10.2023 13:50:00

Electricity consumption in Belarus totalled 29.8bn kWh

The country’s electricity consumption has increased in the real sector of the economy, as well as by the population – as noted by Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich during his report to the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, on the completion of the BelNPP construction and increasing the availability of electricity for heating residential buildings

As Viktor Karankevich noted, in general, the Energy Ministry’s organisations ensure a reliable and sustainable supply of energy resources to consumers while modernisation of fixed production assets and implementation of measures to increase electricity consumption in the country are carried out on a systematic basis.

“Thanks to the stimulating organisational measures taken at the level of the Head of State and the Government, the volume of electricity consumption throughout the country increased by 1.8bn kWh over nine months of 2023, totalling 29.8bn kWh. “Everything is provided through our own electricity production,” the Minister reported.

Viktor Karankevich also added that there is an increase in electricity consumption both in the real sector of the economy (primarily in industry) and by the population. Moreover, the growth in electricity consumption is due to the use of electric boilers to supply heat to large settlements instead of natural gas.