Government reviews the results of the heating season
Today’s Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev covered the results of the 2017/2018 heating season and the preparations for the upcoming season.
Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev noted that the autumnwinter period was stable. The winter peak load was registered on January 28 and amounted to 14 615 MW, which is 4.5% more than in 2017.
The planned repairs of the main equipment of power providers have been carried out in full. 10 power units, 59 boilers and 39 turbines were repaired at electric stations. Also, 638 centralized boiler houses and 24.3 thousand km of power transmission lines were repaired.
Over the past autumnwinter period, the number of technological violations at electric stations and power networks compared to the previous period has been reduced by 12%.
Over the past heating period, no major technological violations were registered. Altogether, during the heating period, 26 cases of total halt of power generation at power plants were registered, which is 26% less than in the previous year, � the Energy Minister said.
In the period of abnormal cooling during the two weeks of January, when the minimum outside air temperature reached 45 �C, and in the southern regions of the country up to 40 �C, which is below the registered minimum for 2012 by 2 �C, the energy enterprises provided stable power supply to consumers.
In the past heating season as a whole, energy sources were provided with the required amount of the operating fuel reserve. The operational staff set up work to stabilize the situation with the supply of coal to energy sources.
K. Bozumbayev noted that financial resources in the amount of 1178.7 million tenge were allocated from the Government’s reserve for the purchase of fuel for energy sources of Kostanay, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl regions for the 20172018 heating season.
Despite the restriction of mining and loading operations in January of this year, caused by worsening weather conditions, coal mining enterprises produced 36 million tons of coal in four months of this year.
At the same time, K. Bozumbayev noted that in general the preparations for the upcoming autumnwinter period are going in accordance with the approved timetables.
The Ministry of Energy, in accordance with the order of the Government, organized monitoring of the progress of repairs at energy enterprises and the information is forwarded to the Government twice a month.
In accordance with the schedule of repairs of the main equipment of the power plants of the Unified Electric Power System, 8 power units, 56 boilers and 45 turbines are planned for repair this year. As of the first ten days of May, work was completed on 2 power units, 4 boilers and 4 turbines. At different stages of repairs are 2 power units, 17 boilers and 8 turbines. In general, the repairs are carried out according to the schedule.
The Ministry together with the central and local executive bodies will work to prepare the energy companies for the coming heating season.
Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek in turn stressed that the heating season of 2017/2018 has passed stably. The Investment Ministry monitored the progress of the heating season in the part of technological violations regarding autonomous boiler houses, heat, water and sanitation networks. Akimats promptly eliminated technological violations.
Also, according to Zh. Kassymbek, at the beginning of the heating season, receivables from consumers for utility services amounted to 14.5 billion tenge. As of April of this year, it decreased by 1.3 billion tenge.
With a view of qualitative and timely preparation for the forthcoming 2018/2019 heating season, the Ministry of Investments and Development approved the Work Plan for the preparation for the heating season.
In accordance with the plan, the Akimats of regions, Astana and Almaty cities, must ensure 100% readiness of education facilities by September 1, 2018, complete the preparation of all facilities of public utilities, social services, apartment houses until October 15 and provide autonomous boilerhouses with standard fuel supply, � Zh. Kassymbek.
At present, the plan is brought to the Akimats and work is underway to implement it.
Akims of Akmola region M. Murzalin, Karaganda region Y. Koshanov, Pavlodar region B. Bakauov, Astana A. Issekeshev reported on the measures taken to prepare for the heating season in the regions.
Following the consideration of the issue, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that the heating season as a whole was stable and gave a number of specific instructions to the central and local executive bodies regarding the preparations for the upcoming autumnwinter period.
The Ministries of Energy, Investments and Development were instructed to monitor the progress of preparations for the heating season. Akims of the regions are to ensure the completion of the planned repairs of all heat and power supply facilities, the municipal sector and the social sector.
The Prime Minister instructed to prevent a repeat of last year’s situation, when in some regions there was a shortage of coal and a jump in prices. The Akims together with the Ministry of Energy, in order to prevent a coal deficit, were instructed to provide the necessary fuel stock for domestic needs by the beginning of the heating season.
The Antimonopoly Committee is instructed to eliminate elements of possible speculation and unreasonable increase in prices for coal.
Control over the issue was assigned to First Deputy Prime Minister A. Mamin.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan