“Belenergo”, the operator of the power system of Belarus, has informed “inter RAO UES” on the refusal of the Republic to buy electric power in Russia in 2018, said the General Director of “Belenergo” Evgeny Voronov at a press conference on Thursday in Minsk.

“We all negotiate with them held (“inter RAO” – if), and marked all our future conditions,” – said E. Voronov.

“In terms of economic feasibility, we decided not to take electrical energy, and they know it”, he added.

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Earlier, citing Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko reported that Belarus plans to stop importing electricity after the commissioning of the nuclear power plant.

In turn, the energy Minister of Belarus Vladimir Potupchik stated in Parliament that electricity imports will cease in 2018. In particular, he said that negotiations on this issue with Russia . “I came to the conclusion that we weren’t going to buy it on prices Russia, and will replace its own production. Already in 2018 we fully refuse from imports of electricity,” said Vladimir Potupchik.

An industry source explained to “Interfax” that from January will increase the price of power in Russia, besides, will repair the main export lines to 750 kV.

The operator of export-import of electricity in Russia is “inter RAO”. According to the report, the company’s commercial electricity exports to Belarus declined over the first 9 months of 2017 18.5% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 2,455 billion kWh.h, which is due to market conditions.