Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency
IDGC of Centre carries out its activities in the area of energy conservation and increasing energy efficiency in accordance with the regulations of the current laws of the Russian Federation:
- Federal Act No. 261-FZ dd. November 23, 2009 On Conserving Power and Increasing Energy efficiency and on Amending Certain Statutes of the Russian Federation.
- Decree of the Russian Federation Government No. 340 dd. May 15, 2010 On the Procedure of Setting Requirements for Programs in the Area of Energy conservation and Increasing Energy efficiency of Regulated Companies.
- Decree of the Russian Federation Government No. 977 dd. December 01, 2009 On Investment Programs of Electrical Energy Market Participants.
An open meeting of the extended Management Board of IDGC of Centre, devoted to the issues of increasing energy efficiency, was held on November 07, 2013
Apart from the members of the Company’s Management Board, the meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn, who supervises this area, and by invited experts - representatives of the top management of the leading international consulting firms specialized in analyzing the operations and developing strategic solutions for the power grid complex.
When opening the meeting, General Director of IDGC of Centre Oleg Isaev emphasized that energy conservation technologies are currently one of the key implementation areas of the Russian energy policy. IDGC of Centre is working actively in this area by taking a whole set of measures on its facilities aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of the power grid infrastructure.
In his opening speech, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn stressed that the issue of reducing the power capacity of the economy may only be addressed by joining the efforts of all state agencies, energy enterprises, major industrial companies and small business owners. In this perspective, companies operating within the distribution grid complex can become locomotives of this process by advocating energy conservation even further among the public and the production sector and by implementing ‘smart’ municipal lighting projects and providing energy servicing.
The Company management’s report on the Q1-Q3 2013 results of implementing the Program of Energy Conservation and Increasing Energy Efficiency of IDGC of Centre in 2013-2018 was presented to and discussed by the participants of the meeting, who also announced the results of the Company’s competition of energy conservation projects and those of boosting energy efficiency.
The winners were awarded with honorable certificates and prizes. Suggestions formulated in their projects will supplement the Program of Energy Conservation and Increasing Energy efficiency of IDGC of Centre, which will be presented to the Company’s Management Board for preliminary consideration after introducing the relevant adjustments.
However, the success in reducing the level of power losses in the grid and consumption of power resources for the economic needs along with the technical consumption of the electrical energy for losses during power transmission depends primarily on the proper implementation of the Company’s Program of Energy Conservation and Increasing Energy efficiency. In 2012, this program was developed and approved by the Board of Directors for 2012-2016.
The program consists of target subprograms (measures) and additional measures. Apart from that, it includes measures aimed at reducing electrical energy losses during its transmission and distribution in the grids as well as the measures aimed at reducing the consumption of energy resources at the facilities for production and economic needs, these measures being divided as well into organizational, technological and those aimed at improving the electrical energy metering system.
Target measures include those that ensure a reduction in the consumption of energy resources (including electrical energy) and/or water by at least 15% of the annual consumption of the relevant resource with a 5-year payback period of the 80% of the invested funds as far as the consumption of energy resources and/or water for production and economic needs are concerned; besides, a 10-year payback period is set for the measures ensuring the reduction of losses when transmitting and distributing electrical energy are concerned.
Additional measures aimed at optimizing consumption for production and economic needs and reducing losses of electrical energy include measures having positive energy efficiency, which cannot be counted among the target measures.
Meanwhile, measures aimed at shutting down transformers with seasonal load and transformers during low demand at substations with two or more transformers are carried out on an annual basis, are classified as measures ‘supporting’ the current level of loss and do not affect the electrical energy balance indicators of the Company.
THE IDGC OF CENTRE PROGRAM OF ENERGY CONSERVATION AND INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY SETS THE FOLLOWING TARGET INDICATORS FOR THE COMPANY IN 2013:
|Unit of measurement||2013 г.|
|Energy loss, including:||mln kWh||5,967||5,832|
|% of fixed assets||9.43||9.16|
|expenses on substations’ specific needs||mln kWh||127.60||119.79|
|Consumption of resources for economic needs, including (by resource type):||mln RUB||965.53||924.79|
|fuel and energy, including:||tons fuel equiv. / sq. m||58.29||54.85|
|tons fuel equiv. / sq. m of premises||348,87||348.87|
|electrical energy||mln kWh||141.13||133.92|
|gas||thous. cub. m||1,380.42||1,174.40|
|other (diesel fuel, kerosene, gasoline, etc.)||thous. tons fuel equiv.||28.87||27.90|
|thous. cub. m||19.15||15.25|
|hot water supply||Gcal||239.85||199.97|
|cold water supply||thous. cub. m||333.80||250.54|
|Availability of modern electrical energy metering devices on the retail market||%||91.80||91.80|
As a result of implementing the energy conservation program in 2013, the loss was reduced by 0.3% of the net supply to the grid. The relevant figures in 2012 and 2011 amounted to 0.4% and 0.3% respectively.
ACHIEVEMENT OF TARGET INDICATORS IN ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR 2013 :
|Reduction in energy loss, mln kWh||207.7||235||27.3||13.14|
|Effect, tons fuel equiv.||71873||81196||9323||12.97|
|Economic effect, mln RUB||594.5||675.3||80.8||13.59|
IDGC of Centre reported the result of 0.24 bln kWh (675 mln RUB) from this Program implementation in 2013. The Company managed to save 187 mln kWh of electrical energy, which amounts to 539.7 mln RUB, by taking target measures aimed at reducing electrical energy losses and 255 tons of fuel equivalent in the amount of 1.3 mln RUB by taking measures to reduce consumption of resources for utility needs.
All measures are financed at the expense of the investment and maintenance programs of IDGC of Centre, the implementation of which is 2013 demanded 3.8 RUB bln.