June 27. Vitebsk Production Association of Energy and Electrification (PA "Vitebskenergo") was renamed to Vitebsk republican unitary enterprise of electric power industry "Vitebskenergo" (RUE "Vitebskenergo").
December. A 3.5 MW turbine operating with low-level steam was commissioned at the district boiler house "Vostochnaya" in Vitebsk.
August 6. Belenergo approved "Plan for technical re-equipment and reconstruction Lukomlskaya SDPP within 2001-2010."
February 13. For the first time in Belarus the upgraded unit No. 3 with power increasing by 7-10 MW was commissioned at Lukomlskaya SDPP.
March 12. A 6 MW turbogenerator Polotsk HPP was put into operation.
May 18. Communal Agricultural Unitary Enterprise "Vesna" was affiliated to RUE "Vitebskenergo" and renamed as "Vesna-Energo".
December 25. 40 MW turbogenerator No.3 with the turbine PT-35\40-8,8 was put into operation at Vitebsk CHPP.
July. Upgrade of the unit No.1 with power increasing by 15 MW at Lukomlskaya SDPP.
The expander-generator unit DGUE-2500 kW No. 2 was commissioned at Lukomlskaya SDPP.
December. A set of power equipment for incineration of wood and peat was commissioned at Belorusskaya SDPP.
April 26. The first phase of the reconstructed 110 kV Substation of Polotsk District Electric Networks including replacement of airblast circuit breakers with VGT-110 kV sulfur-hexafluoride ones was put into operation (Russia).
September 17-20. The fourth international competition among operational and maintenance personnel of electric distribution networks enterprises of the CIS countries in Vitebsk.
November 29. Orsha CHPP affiliated Production Republican Unitary Peat Enterprise "Usvizh-Buk".
Belorusskaya SDPP affiliated Production Republican Unitary Peat Enterprtise "Osintorf".
January. A complex for the preparation of wood chips for the boiler operating with local fuels at Belorusskaya SDPP.
March 30. K-300-240 steam turbine with replacement of HPC, IPC, LPC of energy unit no. 2 was upgraded at Lukomlskaya SDPP. Increasing of electric power by 15 MW.
December 1. Communal Agricultural Unitary Enterprise "Teplichny" was affiliated to RUE "Vitebskenergo" as a branch "Teplichny".
June 12. For the first time at Vitebskenergo a modular substation 110/10 kV "Airport" (manufactured by Siemens) was commissioned in Polotsk.
June 19. Energy unit No. 4 was connected to the grid after upgrade of the turbine K-300-240 with power increase by 15 MW at Lukomlskaya SDPP.
October 2. Opening of a memorial plate on the office building of Belorusskaya SDPP in tribute to Igor N. Alexandrov.
December 25. Сontract for the construction of hydroelectric complex of Polotsk HPP was signed with OAO VO "Technopromexport" (Russia).
Lukomlskaya SDPP. Reconstruction of the steam path at K-300-240 steam turbine no.4.
Improvement of the Substation "Polotsk - Rayonnaya".
21.09. Contract for the construction of 400 MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant at Lukomlskaya SDPP was signed with China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation.
27.12. Contract for the construction of Vitebsk Hydro Power Plant was signed with China National Electric Engineering Corporation, Ltd.