Macedonians received concrete instructions for POWER SAVING: Is this what awaits us?

It is uncertain whether Serbia will have enough electricity to cover its needs, and it remains an open question whether there will be electricity restrictions during the winter.

And while our politicians and competent institutions give conflicting comments to the media, North Macedonia has issued concrete instructions for its citizens, how to they save electricity.

A set of instructions for state and public institutions in North Macedonia and the recommendation to citizens and the economy to save electricity became valid today and will be applied until March 31 of the following year.

As North Macedonia’s Economy Minister Krešnik Bekteši said after the adoption of that set of instructions and recommendations in mid-August, “the goal is to achieve a 15 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the same month of the previous year.”

Skopje, North Macedonia (Pixabay)

He then said that the package called “Saving electricity for a safe winter” only gave recommendations to households and businesses that they should follow in order to save electricity, while special obligations and fines were provided for institutions if the plan was not fulfilled.

According to Bekteši, recommendations, instructions and duties are divided into several categories, first of all, depending on whether they are households, companies or premises of state-owned public facilities (ministries, agencies, state administration bodies, state enterprises, municipalities and the city of Skopje).

Boilers, washing machines, computers…

Among the numerous recommendations, among other things, is that citizens heat water in the water heater only when they need it, and preferably during low tariff times, during the night.

It was also recommended that washing machines and dishes be used only when they are full during the cheaper tariff, as well as to turn off the light bulbs in the rooms when they are not staying in them for a long time, as well as to turn off the computer after work and to turn off the chargers for mobile phones.

Air conditioner Pixabay

Air conditioner, power restriction (Pixabay)

Citizens and companies are recommended, and public and state institutions are obliged, that in the cooling season the temperature of the air conditioner should not be lower than 27 degrees, and in the heating season not higher than 20 degrees.

State and public institutions were instructed not to use lighting in interior rooms and offices in public buildings during the period when there is sufficient daylight. One of the obligations is to turn off decorative lighting on the facades of all public buildings and cultural monuments from September 1, and numerous instructions were given on how to improve the insulation of buildings.

The municipalities and the City of Skopje should make a schedule, so that public lighting is turned off on half the streets and boulevards, alternately, for one day, and the Public Enterprise Putevi should immediately start reducing lighting on state roads to the minimum safe level.

There is no price increase in Montenegro, citizens should save electricity

Electricity prices will not increase until the end of this year, EPCG confirms, and there will be no restrictions either. In three months, Montenegro imported electricity worth almost 106 million euros.

And while North Macedonia declared an energy crisis with austerity measures, which take effect today, neighboring Serbia is planning measures, Montenegrin media write.

In Montenegro, the National Coordination Body to deal with the energy crisis, which was formed at the end of July, has not yet managed to meet. The Ministry of Capital Investments explained that they are monitoring the situation and that the body will meet.

As of today, electricity for households is 6.5 percent more expensive

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