MOEK and Mosenergo Loads Switch Program Decreased Greenhouse Gases Emission by 1.2 mln tons
The implementation of the joint program of PJSC «MOEK» and PJSC «Mosenergo» on loads switch between heat generation sources in 2022 decreased greenhouse gases emission by over 1.2 mln tons, nitrogen oxides emission — by over 800 tons. The switched volume amounted to 6.4 million Gcal.
Reducing the harmful emissions is achieved by transferring heat loads from large boiler houses to Mosenergo's CHPPs, which is carried out by employees of PJSC «MOEK» during heating season and during summer repair campaign at heat sources and heat networks of the Moscow heat supply system. This makes it possible to increase the efficiency of CHPPs by increasing the generation of electricity on heat consumption.
The program has been implemented since 2013 under the management of OOO «Gazprom Energoholding» and is a priority for the Group. During this period, it was made possible to switch the heat loads of 51 boiler houses to Mosenergo CHPPs with the subsequent decommissioning of these boiler houses. The companies will continue to work in 2023 to maintain the volume of switched load at CHPPs even in the context of constant city development and connection of new consumers.
“Proper calculation of the operating modes of the centralized heating system leads to a very valuable additional effect for comfortable life in Moscow. Thanks to the program for heat loads switch, we are achieving reduction in emissions of harmful substances in the capital in the amount equal to the one, produced by about 20,000 diesel buses per year,” — said Denis Bashuk, Managing Director of PJSC «MOEK».“Commissioning of highly efficient generating facilities and decommissioning of obsolete, worn-out equipment allowed the company to reduce significantly emissions into the atmosphere and improve fuel efficiency. Greenhouse gas emissions from Mosenergo's production facilities have been reduced by 25%, compared to the 1990 level. Thus, the company has made a tangible contribution to achieving the goals of the carbon footprint reduction in the capital,” — said Alexander Butko, Managing Director of PJSC «Mosenergo».
PJSC «MOEK» is the unified heat supply organization of Moscow, providing centralized heating and hot water supply to the capital in the areas of Mosenergo CHPPs operation, its own heat supply sources operation, as well as other heat generation facilities, with the exception of small local areas of heat supply from isolated governmental and corporate thermal sources.
PJSC «Mosenergo» operates 15 CHPPs with installed electric capacity of 12.6 thousand MW, as well as district and block thermal power plants. The installed heat capacity of the company is 44.1 thousand Gcal/h. PJSC «Mosenergo» power plants supply over 50% of the electricity consumed in the Moscow region, and together with Mosenergo's and MOEK's boiler houses, they provide about 90% of Moscow's heat energy needs (excluding connected territories).The controlling shareholder and managing company of PJSC «MOEK» and PJSC «Mosenergo» is OOO «Gazprom Energoholding» (a 100% subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom).