The Norilsk Nickel Group’s major production assets are located beyond the Arctic Circle with air temperature below the freezing point during eight months of the year. It is therefore critical for the Group to ensure reliable and high-quality power supply to its enterprises, as well as to the infrastructure facilities and population in the regions where it operates.
In 2016, Norilskgazprom implemented a number of organisational arrangements and upgrades of its key power equipment as part of the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Programme, which enabled the saving of 25 mln cubic meters of natural gas.
|Type of energy resource||2016|
|Consumption in volume terms||Consumption, thousand RUB|
|Heat power, Gcal||5,587,849||4,594,881|
|Electric power, thousand kWh||5,158,974||5,259,718|
|Motor fuel, t||344||17,797|
|Diesel fuel, t||58,671||2,657,599|
|Heating oil, t||40,479||582,489|
|Natural gas, thousand cubic meters||545,712||1,363,718|
|Aviation fuel, t||115||5,008|
The Company also uses electric power generated from renewable energy sources at NTEK’s Ust-Khantayskaya and Kureyskaya HPPs (installed capacity of 441 MW and 600 MW, respectively).
In 2016, the share of renewable energy stood at 25% for the Norilsk Nickel Group and 38% for its Polar Division.
In 2017–2020, the Company will continue to renovate and upgrade the main power equipment and transmission devices along with waste water treatment systems.
|Type of energy resource||2014||2015||2016|
|Consumption in volume terms||Consumption, thousand RUB||Consumption in volume terms||Consumption, thousand RUB||Consumption in volume terms||Consumption, thousand RUB|
|Heat power, Gcal||8,970,953||7,542,227||8,523,826||6,856,778||8,800,391||6,972,592|
|Electric power, thousand kWh||9,558,443||12,947,152||10,314,243||12,886,849||10,357,673||11,751,583|
|Motor fuel, t||2,636||114,547||2,543||90,760||2,473||90,177|
|Diesel fuel, t||134,436||5,172,394||132,696||4,693,653||134,478||4,358,366|
|Heating oil, t||256,905||2,262,086||245,237||2,422,476||249,146||2,955,766|
|Natural gas, thousand cubic meters||3,357,366||8,386,866||3,225,467||7,619,982||3,772,668||8,374,359|
|Aviation fuel, t||96,621||2,910,683||76,767||2,432,656||80,580||2,560,469|