RUE “Vitebskenergo”



On January 1, 1963, District Power Engineering and Electrification Administration of the Vitebsk region was established on the base of District Electricity Networks. Along with the development of energetics and further consolidation of the electric facilities, functions and tasks of the District Administration are widening. In 1989, with the affiliation of the Lukoml SDPP and Novopolotsk TPP, RUE “Vitebskenergo” was reorganized in Production Association of Power Engineering and Electrification, and since 2000 - in the Republican Unitary Enterprise “Vitebskenergo”.

RUE “Vitebskenergo” is an enterprise operating in the field of generation, transmission and distribution of electric and thermal energy; maintenance of power plants, electric and thermal networks; operational dispatch management of technological process of power generation and supply; technical supervision of power plants and network facilities of RUE “Vitebskenergo”; arrangement of works providing sustainable development of Vitebsk power grid; animal breeding, plant cultivation, peat cutting and peat briquette production.

RUE “Vitebskenergo” has 18 branches. There are 6 power plants: Lukoml State District Power Plant (SDPP), Belorusskaya SDPP, Vitebsk Thermal Power Plant (TPP), Orsha TPP, Novopolotsk TPP, Polotsk TPP, Vitebsk Heat Networks; 4 electric networks: Vitebsk Electric Networks, Polotsk Electric Networks, Orsha Electric Networks, Glubokoe Electric Networks; “Energosbyt”, “Energonadzor” (Electric Inspection Service), “Vitebskenergospetsremont” (repair and construction works), Training centre, Sports and Health-improving Centre and two agricultural branches “Vesna-Energo” and “Teplichny”.

Installed capacity of the electric power plants of RUE “Vitebskenergo” totals 3133,7 MW—more than 40% of the capacity of SPA “Belenergo” electric power plants. There are 7 small HPPs in the power system with total capacity of 2,532 kW. Power system maintains 7 electric power plants, over 50 thous.km of cable and overhead power lines of all voltage; over 760 km of heat networks. Annual electric power output is 11-15 bln. kWh, annual thermal power output is 5–6 mln. Gcal. There are over 11 000 employees in the RUE “Vitebskenergo”.

Main types of activity:

  • generation, transmission and distribution of electric and thermal energy;
  • maintenance of power plants, electric and thermal networks;
  • operational dispatch management of technological process of power generation and supply;
  • technical supervision of power plants and network facilities of RUE “Vitebskenergo”;
  • arrangement of works providing sustainable development of Vitebsk power grid;
  • animal breeding, plant cultivation, peat cutting and peat briquette production.

In 2010, customers were provided with reliable electric and thermal power supply; planned activities for improving the reliability and efficiency of the equipment were undertaken. The energy saving target for 2010 achieved 105,5%. Fuel economy amounted to 58.0 thous. tons of reference fuel. The use of local fuel types, secondary and renewable energy sources amounted to 63.6 thous. tons of reference fuel or 119.5% of the annual target.