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Social responsibility and corporate sustainability report 2015

Energy Efficiency and Energy Management

Economic benefit of measures that were implemented as part of the Energy Saving Programme in 2015 amounted to

RUB million

In 2015, the Company approved the Programme of Energy Saving and Improving Energy Efficiency for 2015–2019 (“Programme”).

The Programme for Energy Saving and Improving Energy Efficiency for the period of 2015–2019 is available on the corporate website at www.fsk-ees.ru, the Innovation Energy Efficiency section (in Russian only)


Programme goals

  • To ensure saving and rational use of energy resources and reduce the process consumption of electricity during its transmission the UNEG lines by improving the energy efficiency of Federal Grid Company’s facilities and equipment
  • To put in place a system of energy management and conduct certification of the Company’s operations on the basis of the international standard ISO 50001:2011 “Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use”
  • To improve energy efficiency of the Company’s electric grid facilities and equipment.

In 2015, initiatives targeted at better energy saving and energy efficiency were implemented in the following key areas:

  • Reducing the process energy consumption during electricity transmission through UNEG
  • Fitting the buildings, structures, and installations that are owned by Federal Grid with metering devices for water, natural gas, thermal energy, and electrical energy
  • Reducing the electrical and thermal energy consumption in buildings, structures, and installations owned by Federal Grid Company
  • Reducing the consumption of fuel and lubricants used by Federal Grid to provide the electricity transmission services through UNEG
  • Developing and improving Federal Grid Company’s regulations and internal documents related to energy saving and higher energy efficiency

Consistency with the International Standard ISO 50001:2011

External audit of Federal Grid Company’s energy management system for consistency with the international standard was successfully held in 2015, and the Company received the certificate in “Electricity Transmission via UNEG.”

The independent auditor did not identify any inconsistencies (including the Company’s loss reduction activities) with the requirements of this standard.

The auditors recommended that the validity of the conformity certificate should be extended.

The audit identified the following strengths of the Company’s energy management system:

  • a detailed and well-managed Energy Saving Programme;
  • a well-built system for monitoring of implementation of the targeted actions included in the Energy Saving Programme;
  • high responsibility and competency of the Company’s employees who are involved in the drafting and implementation of the energy management system;
  • publicity of information about advantages and methods of energy saving in the offices.

On the Youth Day of the forum “Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. Development of Economy,” Federal Grid Company’s team “Grids No. 1” presented a project targeted at enhancing the energy efficiency of substations and reducing losses for the Company’s own needs. A project on power transformer heat extraction and utilisation was recognised as the best project in the panel “Heat and Electric Power Engineering and Young Leaders,” and received a diploma from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.

The Company pays close attention to the development of its employees’ skills in energy saving. In order to maintain the staff competence, teaching sessions were held in the training centres of the Company branches – MES – for the following categories of employees:

  • operational personnel of substations and administrative and support personnel on “Classification of Electric Grids by Purpose. Management of Electric Grids Operational Modes. Energy Saving, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management”;
  • specialists responsible for implementation of the Energy Saving and Energy Management Programme – on “Energy Saving Technologies and Energy Management in the Power Industry”;
  • specialists on the «Knowledge Day” – on “Energy Saving, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management”;
  • training during preparations for the Youth Day of the forum “Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. Development of Economy” held by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation in November 2015.

The functional model of Federal Grid Company’s energy management is described in detail in the 2014 Annual Report, p. 72–73.

The process effect of initiatives aimed at reducing electricity losses across the Company amounted to 49.4 mln kWh in 2015, which is equivalent to 6,080.9 tonnes of fuel equivalent, and economic effect amounted to RUB54.8 million. G4-EN7

Results of implementation of the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Programme in Federal Grid Company in 2015 G4-EN3 G4-EN7 G4-EN6

  Volume Targeted process impact of the measures taken to reduce the consumption of energy/fuel Actual process impact of the measures taken to reduce the consumption of energy/fuel Economic benefit of the measures taken to reduce the consumption of energy/fuel
Process electricity consumption in UNEG, o/w: 23,478.1 mln kWh 47.3 mln kWh 49.4 mln kWh 54,795.1
Electricity consumption for the Company's own needs 922.7 mln kWh 5.4 mln kWh 5.4 mln kWh 5,882.6
Electricity consumption in buildings 32.3 mln kWh 0.7 mln kWh 0.7 mln kWh 2,525.4
Thermal energy consumption in buildings 41.9 thousand Gcal 1.02 thousand Gcal 1.06 thousand Gcal 1,251.21
Gasoline consumption 6,990.3 thousand litres 25.00 thousand litres 26.92 thousand litres 816.5
Diesel consumption 6,404.0 thousand litres 26.00 mln kWh 29.75 thousand litres 915.6

In order to reduce process consumption (losses) of electricity in UNEG, Federal Grid Company is taking the following measures:

  • initiatives to optimise the circuit and mode parameters in operation and daily management of electric grids;
  • initiatives aimed at reducing the electric power consumption for substations’ own needs;
  • initiatives to build, reconstruct and develop electric grids, and commission energy saving equipment.

The key measures aimed at reducing the consumption of electric and thermal energy in buildings, structures and installations:

  • insulation of buildings and structures;
  • replacement of wooden windows with energy efficient ones;
  • replacement of old incandescent lamps with new energy saving ones (including LED lamps);
  • installation of a lighting management system (motion sensors);
  • replacement of old doors (mostly wooden ones) with new energy efficient ones;
  • modernisation of the ventilation and air conditioning systems;
  • installation of reflecting screens behind heaters;
  • appointment of in-charge persons;
  • optimisation of heating device performance (organisational initiative). The key initiatives for reduction of consumed fuel and lubricants:
  • daily control of vehicle technical conditions by highly qualified staff;
  • adjustment of fuel consumption norms;
  • optimisation of transport routes;
  • the use of satellite navigation, and tachometers to control transport routes and work of vehicles.

In 2015, the effect of initiatives aimed at the reduction of consumed resources for administrative needs across the Company amounted to 312.1 tonnes of fuel equivalent (742.99 thousand kWh, 1.06 thousand GCal, 56.67 litres of fuel and lubricants), or RUB5.509 million.

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