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Improvement of energy efficiency

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Energy savings and energy efficiency is a priority area, which helps increase the competitiveness of nuclear industry entities against strong rivals in ROSATOM’s markets; this can be achieved through the reduction of the self-cost of manufactured products and rendered services. The Corporation has produced a set of regulatory documents which provide a uniform methodological framework to its enterprises that helps to determine mechanisms and algorithms for the calculation of the value of energy cost reduction. The uniform target values for the five-year period 2010-2015 and mechanisms for achieving the pre-set parameters have been developed.

Energy efficiency improvement approaches in ROSATOM and its entities

In 2010-2013, given the requirements of the Federal Law No. 261-FZ, energy surveys were carried out in all organisations of the nuclear industry to identify potential key areas for energy savings. The “Programme of Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency of the Nuclear Industry for the Period of 2012-2016” was developed from their findings.

Since 2011, an automated energy efficiency control system (AEECS) has been introduced in the organisations of the Corporation. It was designed to increase the reliability of data being received from the Corporation’s organisations about the saving of energy resources, monitoring of the energy saving programmes and assessment of the efficiency of implemented measures.

Fig. AEECS implementation at ROSATOM’s facilities, number of organisations

Fig. Main consumers of energy resources

Fig. Distribution of costs by type of energy resources, %

Implementation of the energy management system in organisations

Since 2012, the system of energy management based of the requirements of the International Standard ISO 50001:2011 has been introduced in ROSATOM’s organisations to increase the quality of management of energy resource cost management and to improve energy efficiency. Following the results of this activity, in 2013, JSC Rosenergoatom Concern passed a certification procedure of the international body DQS.

Results of 2013

In 2013, the reduction of the cost of energy resource consumption by 22.2 % in comparable values against the reference year 2009 was achieved through implementation of investment-type measures. The total amount saved over the period 2010–2013 was RUB 13.9 billion, with the investment in implementation of energy saving measures and improvement of energy efficiency amounting to RUB 9.2 billion.

The results of activities in energy saving and reduction of electricity consumption in the Corporation’s divisions are provided in Section “Efficient supply of nuclear electricity to Russia’s economy”.

Table. Rate of energy resource cost reduction in comparable conditions in monetary terms against 2009 as accrued in 2010

Saving against 2009 ( %) 6.5 12.3 17.6 20 22.2 25
Accrued saving, (m RUB) 1,632 4,643 8,826 13,272 13,965 19,552

Fig. Indicators of energy resource cost reduction in 2013 in comparable conditions in monetary terms against 2009 by key division of ROSATOM

Fig. Saving of energy resources in comparable values in 2013, mln RUB

Plans for 2014 and on the mid-term horizon

In 2010–2013, the first energy audit was conducted in 113 organisations of ROSATOM. In 2015–2016, it is planned to conduct the secondary audit and to undertake the following tasks:

  • to develop a new energy performance certificate for FER consumers;
  • to obtain objective data on the amount of energy resources being used; to assess the FER consumption rate;
  • to control implementation of measures and update the existing energy saving and energy efficiency improvement programme, taking into account the reorganisation of enterprises, as well as to refurbish essential process equipment;
  • to identify changes in the indicators over the time period since the previous energy survey; to assess work carried out to reduce FER spending over the given period;
  • to carry out an in-depth audit of individual processes and energy consumers, to implement new energy efficiency-improving technologies;
  • to determine the energy savings and energy efficiency improvement potential;
  • to develop individual target indicators of energy efficiency for each enterprise for a five-year period;
  • to compile a list of energy savings and energy efficiency improvement measures, to assess their cost, to calculate turnover periods of these measures;
  • to determine the degree of correctness of putting actual data into ROSATOM’s AEECS and to analyse calculation methodologies for target indicator achievement approved by the organisations.

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