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Greenhouse gas emissions

The assessment of greenhouse gas and harmful emissions is an integral part of the industrial environmental monitoring system for atmospheric air and is carried out on an annual basis for all Group generating facilities. The greenhouse gases are to be accounted for following the Guidelines and Guide on the Quantitative Determination of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Organizations Engaged in Economic and Other Activities in the Russian Federation approved by Order No. 300 of Russia Natural Resources Ministry, dated June 30, 2015.

78.9 million tons Gross greenhouse gas emissions in 2019
−2.9 % Decrease in direct greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 y-o-y
−0.67 % Reduction in specific greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 y-o-y

The data on greenhouse gas emissions contained in the 2019 annual report was certified by an international auditor for the first time in accordance with International Standard 3410 ‘Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements’ issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and an opinion on the certification was received.

The main reasons for reducing greenhouse gas emissions:

  1. An economically justifiable increase in the share of medium and high power condensing and combined cycle cogeneration plants and gas turbines in the structure of gas generating capacities (including the use of Russian gas turbine engines) with energy efficiency (performance factor or fuel equivalent consumption) and environmental safety (specific emissions) at the level of the best world counterparts.
  2. Improving the energy efficiency of equipment as part of the Program for Energy Saving and Enhanced Energy Efficiency.