The Minister of Energy has proposed a draft order to include metallurgical enterprises that produce aluminium by electrolysis in the list of facilities that need an uninterrupted power supply, according to the document.
The rationale for the changes states that the measure is introduced because of the technological features and the necessity of continuous power supply for aluminium smelters. The document will come into force 10 days after its official publication.
According to the current order of the head of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, facilities that need uninterrupted power supply are those that require constant electricity, the interruption of which can cause the death of people, disruption of life support facilities, catastrophic environmental, social or economic consequences.
The list of facilities that need continuous power supply includes facilities that ensure the security of the state; television and radio communications; water supply, sewage and heating enterprises; medical institutions; fire safety facilities that are funded by the budget; metallurgical enterprises that produce titanium and magnesium by electrolysis continuously; air navigation facilities that provide air traffic services; poultry facilities. Local akimats determine the total electrical power needed to cover emergency armour for such enterprises in the region.