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Heating season in all regions of Kazakhstan is in a stable mode – Ministry of Energy

25 December 2018, 10:27

Regular meeting of the Government, chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, began with the consideration of the heating period. Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev and Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek made presentations on the issue.

Bozumbayev reported that, in general, the current autumn-winter period is taking place normally. December 24, the maximum electrical load of 14,740 MW or 99% of the forecasted maximum for the heating period was recorded. This is a record figure in recent years. In general, consumers are provided with electric and thermal energy in full.

According to the minister, the repairs planned for the year at power plants have almost been completed. Eight power units, 52 boilers and 44 turbines, 28.3 thousand km of power lines and 500 boiler houses in the centralized heat supply zone were repaired. In general, repairs are carried out according to the schedule approved by the System Operator.

“Four million tons of coal and 112 thousand tons of fuel oil have been accumulated in the fuel depots of the power plants, which corresponds to the approved standards. At the boiler houses in the centralized heat supply zone, the coal reserve is 978.8 thousand tons, fuel oil – 115.2 thousand tons,” said Bozumbayev.

In accordance with the applications from akimats, the Ministry of Energy approved the Schedule of Assigning Regions for fuel oil supply to social facilities in the amount of 312 thousand tons for the autumn-winter period 2018–2019. In October-November, the schedule was fulfilled by 86%. The Ministry, together with central and local authorities, continues to work to ensure the stable passage of the current heating season.

Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek reported that the heating season 2018/19 in all regions of the republic is in a stable mode. The Ministry for Investments and Development monitors the course of the heating season in terms of technological violations in the networks of heat supply, water supply and sanitation. Akimats and the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs daily provide information to the Ministry for Investments and Development on technological violations at life support facilities.

“Since the beginning of the heating season, 24 technological violations have been registered on communal life support systems, which is two times less compared to the same period 2019. Akimats specified technological violations were eliminated in a short time,” noted Kassymbek.

At the same time, according to Kassymbek, in order to prevent accidents, akimats need to strengthen control over the uninterrupted operation of life support systems and promptly eliminate technological disruptions, as well as organize around-the-clock duty of people during the heating period during holidays.

Reporting on the situation with receivables, Kassymbek noted that as of Dec. 1, 2018, receivables amounted to 12,995 million tenge. In this regard, akimats need to strengthen control over the work to reduce receivables and prevent the growth of current debt.

Regarding the provision of coal, according to the operational data of the Ministry for Investments and Development, as of Dec. 20, 2018, the country's coal mining companies have produced 109.2 million tons of coal since the beginning of the year. Energy-producing enterprises shipped 56.4 million tons of coal. 12.4 million tons of coal were shipped for household needs and to the population, 27.7 million tons of coal were exported. By the end of 2018, the expected volume of coal production will be about 112 million tons. In 2018, from the beginning of preparation for the heating season (from May 1 to December 20), 46.8 million tons of coal were transported by rail.

It should be noted that the monitoring of the provision of the planned needs of coal products for household needs and the population for the period 2018-2019 continues under the Joint Order of the Ministry of Investment and Development and Ministry of Energy.

To date, the availability of coal reserves in relation to the annual plan is 93.2%. Almost all regions are ahead of the annual coal supply schedule for the population and the household sector.

“Over the past four weeks, in all regions of the country, the price of coal for household needs and population has decreased by an average of 15-20% due to the concluded memorandums between akimats and coal distributors,” said Kassymbek, noting that, in general, the passage of the heating season 2018/19 is under the constant control of the ministry.

Also during the meeting, akims of Akmola region – M. Murzalin, East Kazakhstan –  D. Akhmetov, Karaganda – Y. Koshanov, Pavlodar – B. Bakauov, North-Kazakhstan – K. Aksakalov, Kostanay – A. Mukhambetov, Aktobe – B. Saparbayev, Astana – B. Sultanov reported on the measures taken in the regions to ensure a stable passage of the heating season.


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