Ecology policy

During the reported year the Company continued its activities aimed at air and water protection, land conservation and decrease in pollutant effects. In 2010 we took the following measures:

  • Air protection (development of emission limit drafts, laboratory analysis over air quality and level of physical effects);
  • Protection and sound water use (laboratory analysis of ground-water quality, launch of cold-water metering on artesian wells);
  • Protection and sound land use (ecological control over land near landfills, biochemical waste analysis).

Obligatory payments for negative environmental impact is the key legislative requirement.

  Payments for negative environmental impact RUR thous.
  2007 2008 2009 2010
Permenergo 1 628 1 774 1 698 1 878
Air pollution payments 8 7 7 5
Waste disposal payments 1 620 1 767 1 691 1 873
Chelyabenergo 1 471 2 064 1 495 1 193
Air pollution payments 34 20 15 1
Waste disposal payments 1 437 2 044 1 480 1 192
Sverdlovenergo 376 829 1 368 1 411
Air pollution payments 23 34 10 21
Waste disposal payments 353 629 938 1 150
Waste water disposal 0 166 420 240
IDGC of Urals 3 475 4 667 4 561 4 482
Air pollution payments 65 61 32 27
Waste disposal payments 3 410 4 440 4 109 4 215
Waste water disposal 0 166 420 240

Ecological expenses include various environmental activities, waste and sewage disposal, elaboration of environmental protection projects.

  Ecological expenses (direct and indirect), RUR thous.
  2007 2008 2009 2010
Permenergo 2 661 2 246 3 843 4 641
Chelyabenergo 1 570 903 3 378 3 072
Sverdlovenergo 7 030 6 307 6 155 9 195
IDGC of Urals 11 261 9 456 13 376 16 908