2015 operating performance is presented in the table below:
|Total supply, mn kWh||Net supply*, mn kWh||Losses|
|IDGC of Urals||69,600||64,192||5,409||7.77%|
* Energy supply to consumers and neighboring regional grid operators at the boundaries
In 2015 net supply of the Company to consumers and neighboring regional grid operators at their boundaries totaled 64,192 mn kWh, -3,025 mn kWh or -4.5% YoY (67,217 mn kWh in 2014 respectively). Key factors of decline are: i) large industrial enterprises, such as Lukoil-PNOS (OOO) and SIBUR (PAO), have commissioned own generating facilities (Permenergo); ii) SUMZ (OAO) has commissioned own generating facilities and NTMK (OAO) and Russian Railways (OAO) have reduced their consumption (Sverdlovenergo); and iii) large industrial enterprises, such as MMK (PAO), ChMK (OAO) and ChTZ Uraltrak (OOO), have reduced their consumption (Chelyabenergo).
Actual losses of electric energy in 2014-2015 are presented in the table below:
|2014 actual||2015 actual||Change*|
|млн кВтч||%||млн кВтч||%||%**||млн кВтч||%|
** 2015/2014 compar.
Actual losses of electric energy in Company’s networks totaled 5,409 mn kWh (7.77% of total supply). Compared to 2014, 4.31% reduction of supply resulted in 182 mn kWh or 3.27% loss decline. Actual energy losses in Company’s networks totaled 7.77% mirroring the target (7.77%). The voltage breakdown structure of energy losses in 2015 is presented in the table below (mn kWh/ %):
|IDGC of Urals (OAO)||5,409||2,985||396||1,095||933|
|IDGC of Urals (OAO)||7.77%||4.29%||4.07%||3.97%||9.95%|
Reduction of technological energy losses
The Company implements a series of activities to optimize (reduce) energy losses as one of its priorities. These loss-reducing activities in 2015 resulted in 144.1 mn kWh or RUB 348.1 mn economy, administrative activities contributing 77.109 mn kWh or RUB 189.9 mn economy, technical activities saving 1.12 mn kWh or RUB 2.01 mn and enhanced metering economizing 65.87 mn kWh or RUB 156.2 mn. 2015 upgrade target comprised 25.166 thous metering devices and RUB 345.9 mn expenses, while 2015 actual upgrade totaled 18.541 thous. metering devices and RUB 263.03 mn expenses. We also collected data in a remote manner from 11.828 thous. metering devices (target – 20.056 thous.). Loss-reducing targets are outperformed 117% (in physical terms).
Progression of the Energy-saving and Enhanced Efficiency Program in 2015.
Target indicators for energy-saving and enhanced efficiency, in line with the program, are energy losses occurring during network transmission and consumption of power resources for economic needs. Target values of the program are approved for 2015-2019 and presented in the table below:
|Energy losses, incl.:||Mn kWh||5 547,48||5 408,51|
|% of supply||7,82%||7,77%|
|In-house load of substations||Mn kWh||104,39||79,94|
|Economic needs, fuel type breakdown:||RUB mn||304,59||273,07|
|Fuel and energy, incl.:||Thous. tfoe||19,98||17,81|
|Thermal power||GCal||65 828,82||56 255,62|
|Other (diesel, kerosene, gasoline, etc.)||Thous. tfoe||0,00||0,00|
|Hot water||Thous. m³||29,96||13,76|
|Cold water||Thous. m³||189,92||153,14|
|Other indicators||Thous. tfoe||15,80||15,49|
The program consists of target and supporting subprograms, incl. loss-reducing activities during network transmission and activities to reduce consumption of power resources for economic needs. All activities of the program, in their turn, are divided into administrative and technical. Target activities are activities, implemented to reduce consumption of power resources and water at least 15% of annual consumption, with return on 80% of investments within 5 years (for consumption of power resources and/or water as in-house load or for economic needs) and 10 years (for loss-reducing activities during network transmission). Supporting activities dealing with optimization of in-house load and economic needs and reduction of energy losses are activities with positive energy efficiency, non-compliant with target-activities criteria.
|Target effect * for 2015:||92.72 mn kWh||39.55 GCal||48.0 thous. liters of POL||RUB 168.35 mn|
|Target activities||45.87 mn kWh||-||48.0 thous. liters||RUB 83.36 mn|
|Supporting activities||46.85 mn kWh||39.55 GCal||-||RUB 84.98 mn|
|Actual effect *:||120.2 mn kWh||39.55 GCal||52.63 thous. liters of POL||RUB 204.69 mn|
|Target activities||53.19 mn kWh||-||52.63 thous. liters||RUB 89.59 mn|
|Supporting activities||67.01 mn kWh||39.55 GCal||-||RUB 115.1 mn|
* Excl. activities to support existing loss level
Expenses on target activities totaled RUB 8.39 mn, funded by the investment program (RUB 1.09 mn) and prime cost (RUB 7.29 mn). Technological effect from target loss-reducing activities totaled 52.3 mn kWh and RUB 86.53 mn
Key target activities to reduce consumption of resources for economic needs are improvement of lighting on Chelyabenergo premises and refurbishment of the heating system at Chebarkul distribution unit premises. Effect from target activities to reduce consumption resources for economic needs in 2015 totaled 0.04 mn kWh or RUB 0.1 mn (target - 0). We also installed automated heating regulation system in 4Q 2015 to reduce consumption of resources for economic needs, effect to be perceived in 2016. Due to capped funding we have not refurbished the heating system at Kizel distribution unit premises.