A month-long state of crisis in the energy sector enters into force as of Thursday, including electricity-saving measures aimed to reduce consumption by 15 percent, which will be valid until 31 March 2023. The Government has said this will be one of the hardest winters for the energy sector and everyone should contribute to its easier overcoming, news agency MIA informs.
Decorative illumination of the facades of public buildings and cultural monuments should be turned off as well as street lighting when there is enough day light. Furthermore, air conditioning should not be set below 27C and heating should not be set above 20C.
Computers should be turned off after working hours; heating and air conditioning filters should be changed regularly; only necessary documents should be printed; windows should be replaced with energy efficient ones, etc – these are some of the recommendations the state institutions are advised to follow.
The businesses have been given similar recommendations, whereas households are advised, amongst other things, to turn on storage water heaters when necessary and preferably during cheap electricity tariff, washing machines and dishwashers to be turned on when full and during cheap electricity tariff, and to use heating objects reasonably.