In 2021, the company presented the main provisions of its climate strategy, which set a goal to reduce controlled greenhouse gas emissions by 20% up to 2030
Moscow, February 17 - Neftegaz.RU.
As part of its work on reducing controlled greenhouse gas emissions, LUKOIL
augments supply of electricity from its own renewable energy sources to its own production facilities.
The company began supplying power to its Nizhny Novgorod
refinery from the 2nd
stage of its solar power
plant (SPP) located at the Volgograd
About 26 million kWh are expected to be delivered annually.
This is the 2nd
LUKOIL's production facility to use power generated by the company's SPP.
one was its Stavrolen
petrochemical plant located in the Stavropol region of Russia, with about 11 million kWh supplied there per annum.
The use of renewable
power generation will enable the Nizhny Novgorod refinery to reduce carbon footprint of its products with expected reduction of indirect emissions by around 10 000 tonnes of СО2
equivalent per year.
The development of renewable power generation for own needs is an important tool of the company's decarbonisation
LUKOIL plans to continue to implement such projects in accordance with its climate
The delivery of green electricity to LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez is conducted by LUKOIL-Energoservice (a wholly owned subsidiary of LUKOIL) on the base of free bilateral contracts.
The 10 MW SPP in Volgograd was commissioned in 2018.
In May 2021, the 2nd
stage of the SPP was commissioned, which increased its total capacity to 30 MW.
The project was implemented under a renewable energy sources capacity supply agreement with mainly Russia-made equipment used.
Supplies of electricity from the SPP to Stavrolen began in October 2021.