l21jff_w631h356In Belarus Council of Ministers Decree №141 dated February 27, which will come into force on March 1, indexed government subsidized gas prices, tariffs for electricity and heat for heating and hot water.

The tariff for heat energy for heating and hot water from March 1 will be 96,424 rubles per 1 Gcal.


1 cubic meter of natural gas in homes, apartments and cottages with established instruments for individual billing for gas in the presence of individual gas heaters during the heating season will cost 623.3 rubles, in the summer and in the absence of individual gas heaters – 2281.8.


Without instruments for individual billing for the cost of gas in the presence of a gas stove and a central hot water heater or an individual (not gas) is 18,150 rubles per resident per month, if you have a gas stove and gas water heater and the absence of a centralized hot water supply – 52 400 in the presence of gas stove and there is no centralized hot water and gas water heater – 29650.


The cost of electricity in homes (apartments), equipped with electric in the prescribed manner, the single price will be 810 rubles per 1 kWh, in differentiated – 567.5 rubles from 22:00 to 17:00 and 1,621.4 rubles from 17: 00 to 22:00. Electricity for heating and hot water systems with installed capacity of more than 5 kW equipment will cost 953.8 rubles per 1 kWh from 23:00 to 06:00 and 2,861.4 rubles from 06:00 to 23:00. The rest of the electricity-rate tariff will cost 953.8 rubles per 1 kWh, for a differentiated rate – 667.7 rubles from 22:00 to 17:00 and 1,907.6 rubles from 17:00 to 22:00.


The introduction of differentiated tariffs depending on consumption, creates conditions for energy savings and protects the vulnerable segments of the population. At one time, the introduction of time-based billing in telephony allowed to transfer this branch from losing to profitable within a few months. The introduction of differentiated tariffs would save those subscribers who want it, and the energy supplier will provide resources for the development of infrastructure networks by users who are not interested in saving. Reduced consumption and reduction of losses will connect to the distribution network more subscribers, and hence increase the economic efficiency of the existing distribution network. For the introduction of an automated AMM system BALANCE and its services, a monthly payment of maintenance of the distribution network is enough to add from one dollar to one euro and the five-year term deployment across the country, all subscribers will be equipped with an integrated AMM system for electricity, gas, water and heat – BALANCE system. Sample calculations introduction of AMM system on the scale of Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine – will send upon request.


Developed WEB interface provides user access to hourly and daily consumption profile. Consumption may be compared to last year, with an average household and regulations. By setting a threshold of consumption can be warned by e-mail (access control in an apartment or cottage, revealing forgotten included devices circuits and sparks, leaks and ruptures in the pipeline). BALANCE system predicts consumption at the end of the month and warns when exceeding a predetermined threshold.


Modularity and multi-channel equipment BALANCE system allows you to work with established electrical meters with pulse output and its implementation costs much cheaper in comparison with the installation of specialized electricity meters with integrated remote data transmission.


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In Belarus, more expensive gas, electricity and heating