Energy is the key focus area of En+ Group’s business development. En+’s diverse array of energy subsidiaries creates a foundation for the Group’s growth, supporting the development of its metals and mining business. En+ Group’s development strategy for its energy subsidiaries include the modernisation and construction of up-to-date production facilities, increasing the generation of hydropower and carrying out projects targeting the development of the nuclear power industry.
En+ Group’s key priorities in energy business
- Strengthening the Group's geographical footprint, increasing the efficiency of operations and ensuring environmental safety
- Building and commissioning new technologically advanced energy generation production facilities
- Increasing the share of eco-friendly renewable hydropower in the overall volume of energy produced by the Group's production facilities
- Developing Siberia's hydropower potential
- Creating partnerships in research and production focused on the construction of small nuclear reactors — one of the most promising trends in the development of global energy industry
EuroSibEnergo is Russia’s largest private producer of electrical energy and one of the world’s largest producers of hydropower. The Group manages 18 power plants with an overall generating capacity of 19.5 GW. EuroSibEnergo is involved in all areas of the energy industry — from coal mining to generating and selling electrical power. The Group’s efforts to modernise production capacity and cut costs ensure a high efficiency of its operations.
- EuroSibEnergo generates roughly 9% of energy produced in Russia
- Over ¾ of EuroSibEnergo’s production capacities generate renewable and eco-friendly energy
- The Group’s key assets are based in Siberia, which ensures their access to the buoyant market of China
|Locations||Krasnoyarsk territory, Irkutsk region (Bratsk, Ust-Ilimsk), Nizhny Novgorod|
Electrical power – 19,5 GW (including 15 GW of hydropower)
|Key production facilities||
Hydropower plants (HPP):
Heat and power plants:
EuroSibEnergo is conducting a number of program aimed at developing technology that will help meet the growing demand for eco-friendly energy. Together with ROSATOM EuroSibEnerho is developing a compact lead-bismuth fast reactor (SVBR-100).
The costs of power generation at the Group’s HPPs is lower than Russia’s other power production sites. The fuel consumption at EuroSibEnergo’s heat and power plants is considerably lower than the average level in Siberia.
In 2010 EuroSibEnergo replaced the Bratsk HPP's wheels with more effective ones. The modernisation will increase the plant's generating capacity by 147.2 mln kWh per one machine. The amount of consumed water will remain the same.
|Employees||Over 27,000 people|
|Management||Acting Chief Executive Office – Vyacheslav Solomin|
Krasnoyarskaya Hydropower Plant
Krasnoyarskaya HPP, located on the Yenisei River in Siberia, is Russia’s second largest hydropower plant and one of the ten largest hydropower generation facilities in the world. The HPP was built between 1956 and 1976.
- One of Russia’s most efficient hydropower plants.
- Generates around 13% of energy produced in Russia.
- One of the most up-to-date hydropower plants in Russia: Nine of the plant’s 12 hydro machines have recently been fully renovated.
- The facility’s generation capacity totals over 23 billion kWh per year, which supplies over half of the Krasnoyarsk territory’s demand for electrical energy.
- Krasnoyarskaya HPP is listed on Russia’s MICEX and RTS (stock code KRSG).
|Location||40 km north of Krasnoyarsk|
|Installed capacity||6,000 MW|
|Annual electricity production||
18.4 billion kWh
The HPP’s dam forms the Krasnoyarsk water reservoir with an overall area of 2,000 sq km. The reservoir’s total and usable storage capacities total 73.3 and 30.4 cu km respectively.
The facility includes a gravity type dam:
The facility’s appurtenant structure is 360 metres long and 31 metres wide. The facility’s switchgears are set to receive 220 kW and distribute 500 kW.
The HPP is equipped with 12 radiaxial hydro machines with a total capacity of 500 MW. The machines operate at the rated head of 93 metres. The hydro turbines’ total weight is 240 tonnes. The hydro turbines’ working wheels have a tip diameter of 8.65 metres.
The HPP includes a ship lift that can process ships with a tonnage of up to 1,500 tonnes.
The Krasnoyarskaya HPP is currently modernising its hydro machines. Ten of the HPP’s 12 hydro machines have already been re-equipped.
|Employees||Over 600 people|
|Management||Chief Executive Officer – Sergey Kaminsky|
Irkutskenergo is one of Russia’s largest power generation companies. The company comprises three hydropower plants with an overall generation capacity of 9,000 MW, the largest coal producer in the Irkutsk region (VostSibUgol), heat distribution networks, transport facilities, and overhaul and repair plants.
- Established in 1992.
- The largest producer of energy in Siberia.
- Irkutskenergo is 50.19% owned by EuroSibEnergo and 40% owned by the Government of Russia.
|Location||The Irkutsk region, Krasnoyarsk Territory|
Irkutskenergo is currently conducting a large-scale ten-year program aimed at modernising and expanding the Group's production capacity.
In 2010 Irkutskenergo invested 4.3 billion rubles as part of a project to boost the company's generation capacity. This included the reconstruction of the heat distribution networks in Irkutsk's Lenin district, and reconstruction of HPP equipment.
|Employees||Over 13,700 people|
|Management||Chief Executive Officer – Oleg Prichko|
VostSibUgol is the largest coal producer in Eastern Siberia. The company comprises three coal mines, an enrichment plant, transport facilities, and an overhaul and repair plant.
- The largest supplier of coal to IrkutskEnergo facilities.
- Since its establishment in 1945, the company has produced over 1 billion tonnes of coal.
- In 2012 VostSibUgol produced over 16.8 million tonnes of coal.
|Location||The Irkutsk Region|
|Coal reserves||Over 1.26 bln tonnes|
VostSibUgol regularly renovates its production capacity to boost the efficiency of its operations. The company is currently overseeing the scheduled maintenance of the Kasyanovsk Enrichment Plant.
In the medium-term, VostSibUgol plans to increase its output of coal to 20.7 million tonnes per year.
|Employees||Over 6,000 people|
|Management||Chief Executive Officer – Evgeny Masternak|
4, Sukhe-Batora st., Irkutsk, Russia, 664025
VolgaEnergo manages a group of power generation facilities in Nizhny Novgorod. The company also comprises a trading arm, VolgaEnergoSbyt, that sells heat and electric energy generated by the Avtozavodskaya Thermal Power Plant.
- Annual output of electrical energy — over 3 bln kWh
- Annual output of thermal energy — over 4.3 Gcal
- VolgaEnergoSbyt, part of VolgaEnergo, has a guaranteed supplier status which commits it to signing energy delivery agreements with all interested parties
|Installed capacity|| Electrical energy – 580 MW
Heat energy – 2700 Gcal/h
EuroSibEnergo is currently considering an opportunity to boost the capacity of the Avtozavodskaya Thermal Power Plant through the construction of a new power generating unit.
|Headcount||Over 1,700 people|
|Management||Chief Executive Officer – Natalia Nazarova|