As of today, a crisis situation in the energy sector has been declared in the Republic of North Macedonia, and measures to save electricity up to 15 percent will come into force, MIA reported.
The power-saving measures adopted by the government on August 16 will be valid until March 31, 2023, and the state of emergency announced on August 25 is to last for 30 days.
According to the government, one of the toughest winters in terms of energy is ahead and all citizens should contribute to make it easier to pass.
Turning off the decorative lighting on the facades of public buildings and cultural monuments, turning off light bulbs when there is enough daylight, cooling with air conditioners with a temperature not lower than 27 degrees and heating at a maximum of 20 degrees, turning off computers after finishing work, regular replacement of filters on heating units and air conditioners, replacement of window frames with energy-efficient ones are only part of the duties that state institutions must fulfill.
Similar are the recommendations for businesses – turning off the decorative lighting on the facades of all objects, using daylight for the interior rooms, halls and offices in the buildings during the period when this is possible, cooling production buildings, halls and offices with air conditioners no more than – less than 27 degrees and heating up to a maximum of 20 degrees, turning off computers after finishing work, replacing old light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones, regularly changing the filters of the heating elements, applying new technologies for better energy efficiency of industrial enterprises.
Households are advised to turn on the water heater when needed, run washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full, use heating devices wisely, make the most of daylight and heat from the sun, turn off light bulbs when certain rooms are not being used, cooking in smaller dishes or in dishes adapted to the size of the stove, short and intensive ventilation of the premises.