Annual Report 2013

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.

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 OF ENERGY CONSERVATION AND INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF IDGC OF CENTRE:

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.
Indicator PlanActual
Energy loss, including: mln kWh 5,967 5,832
% of fixed assets 9.439.16
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
mln RUB 0,080.08
tons fuel equiv. / sq. m of premises 348,87348.87
electrical energy mln kWh 141.13 133.92
mln RUB 277,20277.20
heat energy Gcal 54,115.69 49,328.52
mln RUB 64,8464.84
gas thous. cub. m 1,380.42 1,174.40
mln RUB 5,815.81
other (diesel fuel, kerosene, gasoline, etc.) thous. tons fuel equiv. 28.87 27.90
mln RUB 608,57608.57
thous. cub. m 19.15 15.25
hot water supply Gcal 239.85199.97
mln RUB 1.020.83
cold water supply thous. cub. m 333.80 250.54
mln RUB 8,088.08
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 :

Plan Actual Change
Indicator AbsoluteRelative, %
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.