Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Date Ended:2015 (Dec 31st)
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Energy Utilities>CHP, Energy Utilities>Electricity, Energy Utilities>Electricity>Generation, Energy Utilities>Electricity>Transmission/distribution, Energy Utilities>Heating (including district heating), Multi-Sectoral Policy, Commercial/Industrial Equipment>Heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), Buildings>Existing buildings, Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Energy Class>Low Energy
Agency:Council of Ministers and Ministries
Legal References:Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus 24.12.2010, No 1882;
Funding:USD 8.662,5 million

On 24 December 2010 Council of Ministers adopted National Energy Saving Programme for 2011-2015. The main objectives of the Programme are to:

  • Deployment alternative and renewable energy sources;
  • Increase of energy efficiency in all sectors;
  • Reduction of energy losses on energy transport;
  • Greater usage of combined heat and power cycles;
  • Support of research and advancement in energy technologies;
  • Limit GHG emissions;

The goal is to reduce energy intensity within 5 years of national GDP by 29-30% in comparison to the 2010 baseline.


  • Reduction in heat loses by 8%;
  • Increase cogeneration of electricity and heat at least up to 55% by 2015;
  • Reduction of energy consumption by 15-20%;
  • achieved by 2015, the construction of at least 60% of energy efficient residential buildings with specific consumption of thermal energy for heating and ventilation of less than 60 kWh;
  • commission additional hydroelectric capacity of 103 MW;
  • new biogas capacity of 39 MW;
  • increase wind capacity up to 300 MW;
  • increase the volume of other types of alternative energy (solar energy, geothermal resources, municipal solid waste, crop residues, etc.) estimated up to 100 thousand tons of oil equivalent.
This record supersedes:National Energy Saving Programme 2006-2010

Last modified: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:00:43 CEST