Environmental Protection

PJSC Kubanenergo supplies to its customers the most efficient and environmentally friendly form of energy, electricity, and produces impacts on the environment components. The Company’s Environmental Management System is focused on reducing the negative impact on the environment and ensuring environmental safety of grid facilities.

In 2015, environmental activities were planned based on the priority of environmental aspects in accordance with the goals established in the Company’s Environmental Policy aimed at ensuring compliance with the environmental legislation, reasonable management of natural resources, technological upgrades and gradual decommissioning of outdated equipment with its replacement by more environmentally safe devices.

All activities planned for 2015 under the Program for Implementation of the Company’s Environmental Policy were successfully implemented, including:

  • regulatory documents on types of negative impacts were updated with obtainment of corresponding permits;
  • production environmental control of  observance of emission limit values (air pollutants), quality of the storm drains entering water body and onto local terrain, as well as safe waste management was organized; 
  • the fee for a negative impact on the environment was paid in full and in due time;
  • KRUN 6–10 kV cells with oil circuit breakers were replaced with environmentally safer cells with vacuum circuit breakers;
  • 14.34 tons of decommissioned used CS1 and CS2 type capacitors (extremely hazardous waste containing trichlorobiphenyl) were transferred for disposal to JSC Kuprit (Kirov);
  • 29 units of vehicles and machinery were replaced, upon expiry of their rated service life, with new vehicles meeting EURO-3 standards;
  • repairs of the emergency transformer oil collection and removal system (suction pipes, oil drains and sumps) was performed at 140 substations, including to ensure environmental safety of grid facilities;
  • internal environmental audits were conducted in the Company’s branches and executive office, resulting in the development of measures aimed at improving the environmental management system and prevention of negative environmental impacts.

 

In the process of eco-oriented reconstruction, which resulted in a reduction of anthropogenic load on the environment in accordance with the Stockholm Convention on elimination in production and nonuse of persistent organic pollutants, 288 units of equipment containing trichlorobiphenyl were decommissioned.   

In compliance with the requirements of environmental legislation, the Company annually ensures training and retraining of personnel in the field of environmental protection and ecological safety. In the reporting year, managers and specialists of PJSC Kubanenergo were trained under the following programs:

  • Professional training for the right to work with hazardous waste, 49 people;
  • ISO 14001:2004. Internal auditor of ecological management system, 14 people.

Dynamics of costs for fulfilling the above-mentioned measures is presented in the following chart.

Costs for fulfilling the Ecological Policy Program, RUR thou
Costs for fulfilling the Ecological Policy Program, RUR thou

In 2015, no cases of death of rare and endangered types of animals recorded in the Red Book were registered, including birds on ETL. Terms of Reference for reconstruction and construction of new ETL provide for measures aimed at protecting animals, namely application of the self-supporting insulated wire. Extent of OHL constructed in 2015 using self-supporting insulated wire amounts to 595.456 km (0.4 kV OHL) and 165.01 km (6–10 kV OHL).

Besides, 80 bird protection devices of anti-perching type were installed on 110 kV Centralnaya - Cheryomushki” OHL and 110 kV Centralnaya - Apsheronsk OHL.

The Company annually participates in spring event of cleaning and gardening of territories of municipal entities of the Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea controlled by the Company.