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CARING FOR THE
ENVIRONMENT
NON-FINANCIAL REPORT 2019

Message from our representative

Nuclear industry is a pillar of the economic, energy, and environmental security of our country. As a leader in the energy sector and operator of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, Energoatom sees the safe production of environmentally friendly electricity and continuous improvement of nuclear, radiation and environmental safety as its top priorities.

Recognising the Company’s role in the country’s low-carbon future and seeking to maximise the advantages of nuclear sector in combating climate change, in 2019 Energoatom joined an EU initiative to decarbonise Europe’s energy and reduce CO2 emissions by signing a joint manifesto to act against climate change and preserve Europe’s energy sector efficiency. This was the first time that Ukraine signed such a document along with EU member states. Energoatom also ranked among world’s Top 5 Green Power Generators in 2019. This is yet another confirmation of our contribution to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

We work relentlessly to promote the environmental safety and protection. Energoatom continuously improves corporate policies aimed at reducing environmental risks, compliance with national and international laws, and the adoption of best practices in this area. In 2019, the Company continued to implement its energy management system and certify it according to ISO 50001. Energoatom initiated an environmental impact assessment for Rivne NPP. We openly discussed our environmental footprint with our stakeholders for the first time. This clearly demonstrates our openness and transparency in environmental issues.

2019 was a landmark year for the radioactive waste management. With the launch of the complex lines for radioactive waste treatment at Zaporizhzhya and Rivne NPPs, we started deep treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste. When launched at all operating Ukrainian NPPs, these complexes will provide an opportunity to optimise the use of storage facilities, significantly reduce the waste build-up, and enhance the safety of radioactive waste management.

Implementing the environmental policy, we conduct continuous environmental monitoring of our production processes and investment projects, taking into account the environmental interests of the public and residents of the regions where we operate. In 2019, Energoatom launched a corporate programme, Energy of Responsibility, to incorporate global energy management practices into the Company’s production and foster a culture of lean consumption among all employees.

Energoatom will continue to operate in line with the principles of responsibility and care for the environment and will do everything it can to maintain a high level of environmental safety of nuclear facilities by adopting the best global practices, advanced and safe technologies.

NATALIA SHUMKOVA,

Chief Operating Officer for Nuclear and Radiation Safety,
Research and Technology

Management Principles

Contributing to sustainable development, Energoatom focuses on environmental protection and the fight against climate change. The Company strives to reduce waste and use natural resources prudently. To increase our production efficiency and reduce negative impact on the environment, we invest in new technologies and equipment upgrade.

The purpose of the environmental policy developed by Energoatom is to preserve natural systems in the areas of its operations, reduce the environmental footprint, and ensure the environmental safety during sustainable production operations.

We implement this policy by developing and implementing the environmental measures that lie at the heart of Energoatom’s Environmental Protection Programme. The programme takes into account environmental aspects that are regularly identified and evaluated to control our environmental impact.

The responsibility for environmental management and implementation of the environmental policy rests with the Executive Directorate for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Research, and Technology.

Energoatom strictly adheres to environmental standards. This has a positive impact on the environmental situation in the regions of operations and in the country as a whole. In its operations, the Company follows the principles of Ukrainian and European environmental laws and complies with EU environmental protection directives, international standards of the IAEA, and Energoatom Environmental Protection Programme 2017-2019.

Environmental performance evaluation

Key criteria of environmental performance evaluation:

  • No pollution from production operations of the Company and no claims of the oversight agencies for compensation of the losses caused by this pollution;
  • All environmental permits and licences are in place that confirm the Company’s compliance with environmental laws and strict compliance with all requirements specified in the permits and licences;
  • Positive changes in the environmental footprint thanks to the reduced emissions and discharges of pollutants (taking into account the ALARA principle) and reduced consumption of natural water resources;
  • Minimisation of waste and increased share of recyclable waste;
  • Transfer of as much waste as possible to specialised enterprises for further disposal;
  • Fewer public claims regarding the negative impact of the Company’s production;
  • Higher awareness of Energoatom’s employees about its environmental impact.

Audit and compliance

To achieve the goals and implement the basic principles of the environmental policy, Energoatom adopts the best practices of environmental management that meet international and national standards.

Throughout 2019, the Company conducted 12 internal audits of its units in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems. The audits did not find any inconsistencies or flaws and provided recommendations for improvement of the environmental management system. In addition, we conducted a targeted environmental audit of Skladske Gospodarstvo to evaluate the waste management approaches.

In 2019, Energoatom introduced Company Standard 189:2019 «Environmental protection. Requirements for the structure and content of reports submitted by Energoatom’s separate subdivisions about the assessment of environmental impact of nonradiation factors». The standard establishes a new format of EIA reports submitted by the separate subdivisions.

In 2019, Energoatom received a claim letter from the State Environmental Inspectorate in Zaporizhia Oblast for compensation for damages caused to the State by excessive air emissions, because Atomenergomash had had no relevant emission permit from 24 April 2013 to 13 January 2014. The claim amounted to UAH 237,295.17. In 2019, the Company faced no other claims or penalties for environmental damages.


Environmental Investments

Energoatom invests heavily into the environmental protection measures. In the reporting period, investments were channelled into the following construction projects:

  • Completion of Tashlyk Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant
  • Reconstruction of the service water supply at South-Ukraine NPP
  • Construction of complex lines for radioactive waste treatment at all NPPs.

Our approach to investing in environmental protection is consistent and has not changed since 2018. For more information, please see Energoatom Non-Financial Report 2018.

In 2019, Energoatom invested UAH 3.595 million in environmental initiatives.

Environmental measures are outlined in Energoatom Environmental Protection Programme 2017-2019, ecological programmes of production units, and action plans for environmental protection and rational use of natural resources.

The Company honours its financial obligations and pays environmental taxes in good faith. The tax on the radioactive waste generation and storage accounts for the biggest share of Energoatom’s environmental taxes. This tax depends on the total electricity generated by the Company.

Energoatom’s environmental expenses, 2017-2019, UAH million
Type of expenditure 2017 2018 2019
Current environmental expenses 226.1 272.3 312.3
Capital investments 263.9 491.4 202.7
Total 489.9 763.7 515.0
Environmental tax paid by Energoatom, 2017-2019, UAH million
Environmental tax 2017 2018 2019
Emissions, discharges of pollutants, and waste disposal 2.21 2.96 2.58
Radioactive waste management 975.81 1,024.52 1,072.22
Total 978.02 1,027.48 1,074.80

Manifesto on Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Prevention

Energoatom has joined the Manifesto to prevent climate change and preserve the economic efficiency of EU energy sector.

Signed by 29 leaders of the EU nuclear industry, the document seeks to combine the efforts of the European Union and the high-tech European nuclear industry to jointly achieve the global goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Primarily, these are climate change prevention and the commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and accelerate the decarbonisation of European energy sector by 2050.

The signatories of the Manifesto have pledged to help meet the challenges facing the European Union. In addition to the continued construction, operation, maintenance, and phase-out of nuclear reactors and other nuclear installations in full compliance with all nuclear regulations and international standards, the nuclear energy sector seeks to deliver the required volume of nuclear capacity on time and at a competitive cost, according to the latest projections of the nuclear share in the future low-carbon energy mix. To achieve this goal, the countries need to:

  • Maximise the benefits of replacing new build projects and ensure the development of the technologies required;
  • Undertake research, development and innovation activities in Europe to identify areas where the nuclear industry can help decarbonise other sectors such as manufacturing industry, heating, and transport;
  • Contribute to ensuring security of energy supply by implementing appropriate nuclear fuel supply policies aligned with Euratom requirements by joining forces to develop new EU technology leaderships and partnerships in the EU and global supply chains.

Our Environmental Impact

In the modern world, electricity generation must be safe and environmentally friendly. Energoatom adheres to the principles of environmental safety and strives for sustainable development of NPPs. In the reporting period, the NPPs operated in strict compliance with all environmental laws and regulations of Ukraine. Our nuclear power plants operated reliably and safely, having the least possible impact on the environment.


EIA Results at Ukrainian NPPs

Realising how important it is to monitor the environmental impact of ongoing and proposed activities of nuclear power plants, Energoatom assesses such impact in accordance with the Ukrainian laws.

In 2019, we completed the public discussions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Rivne NPP as part of the EIA procedures in Ukraine. The majority of issues raised by the public was about safety. The NPP was the first to discuss the impact of operating nuclear power plants on the environment.

This demonstrates the Company’s openness in environmental issues and proves that normal operation of NPPs does not have a negative impact on the environment.

In the reporting period, we initiated transboundary EIA consultations with international stakeholders for Rivne NPP. Having sent the EIA Report to Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, and Austria, we expects to complete the transboundary consultations and obtain an opinion on the environmental impact assessment by the end of 2020.

In 2019, Energoatom continued EIA procedures in connection with completion of Tashlyk Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant (power unit No. 3) and the phased raising of Olexandrivske Reservoir on the Southern Buh River to 20.7 m. The Company developed an EIA Report to be published in the Unified Register of Environmental Impact Assessments in 2020. We are set to hold public hearings on the Report in 2020 as well.

Environmental Education

Higher environmental literacy and engagement of employees, the public, and all stakeholders in the environmental activities are key to achieving the Company’s goals in the area of environmental safety and sustainable development. To this end, the Company implements a set of measures.

In particular, we have developed a thematic plan and theoretical training programme for our employees. The programme is designed to help train and raise environmental literacy of production personnel whose job duties are related to environmental aspects. The Company’s specialists provide training at the training centres of NPPs.

The National Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Studies and Management conducted professional training in hazardous waste management for the Company’s employees in 2019.

In 2019, ten Energoatom’s specialists attended specialised 5-day training course on environmental risk management.

The Company complies with the national legislation on access to public information and guarantees the right to access environmental information.

Energoatom regularly informs the residents living near NPPs about the radiation risks associated with the operation of nuclear power plants.

Energoatom’s communications channels:

print and online media, NPPs’ corporate newspapers, publications, brochures, and booklets

official and thematic pages on Facebook and Twitter, Youtube channel, newsletters in Telegram

public hearings and discussions, conferences and round tables, informal meetings with stakeholders, press tours

In 2019, we informed the public about environmental issues during public hearings on the extension of the lifecycle of power unit No. 3 at South-Ukraine NPP and No. 2 at Khmelnytska NPP.

All stakeholders can learn about the environmental aspects of Energoatom’s operations and, if necessary, send complaints using special feedback mechanisms.

For more information about handling environmental concerns, please read Energoatom Non-Financial Report 2018.

In 2019, we held 16 public hearings of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for construction of power units No. 3 and No. 4 at Khmelnytska NPP and the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Rivne NPP.

Energoatom among Top 5 Largest Green Energy Companies

Energoatom has entered the Top 5 Green Power Generators: Carbon-Free Generation Capacity. Published by Energy Intelligence as part of the EI New Energy project, the index appraised the performance of the top 20 energy companies generating low CO2 emissions. The rankings covered nuclear power plant operators, hydropower facilities, as well as operators of renewable energy generating capacities.

A key criterion for assessment was the volume of direct CO2 emissions per MWh of electricity generated by each company.

Environmental Performance

Caring for the environment is a staple of the Company’s social responsibility. Energoatom works consistently to ensure environmental safety, conservation and restoration of natural resources.

In the course of production operations, we conduct the environmental monitoring of the production sites, buffer zones, and supervised areas. The monitoring focuses on the surface water, groundwater, waste water, air, soils, sediments, flora, and fauna. Over 200 NPP specialists control the environmental conditions in the areas of operations.


Climate Action

Climate change is among the most important environmental challenges facing the planet. Nuclear power sector contributes significantly to the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions and makes it possible to meet the growing demand for electricity and promote sustainable development globally.

Energoatom realises the role of nuclear energy in the country’s low-carbon future. With its low greenhouse gas emissions and the lion’s share in the national energy mix, the domestic nuclear energy industry is Ukraine’s pioneer of climate action in the electricity generating sector.

We work consistently and relentlessly to reduce harmful air emissions, which do not exceed the limits established by Ukrainian legislation.


Air Protection

The operation of nuclear power plants does not significantly affect the air. Ancillary facilities are the main sources of chemical pollution: stand-by boiler plants, diesel generators, motor vehicles, water supply and treatment facilities, construction management enterprises, etc.

The Company conducts the environmental monitoring of air pollution sources and air quality in accordance with the regulations, instructions, and schedules made in accordance with the environmental laws. NPPs inventory stationary and mobile sources of chemical pollution emissions, obtain permits for pollutant emissions, keep primary records of pollutants, and report to national statistical authorities.

Energoatom did not exceed the maximum allowable limits of air emissions.
Air emissions, 2017-2019, tonnes




Responsible Consumption

The Company realises the importance of rational water consumption and aims to effectively treat waste water and protect the environment from chemical pollution. Energoatom conducts environmental monitoring of water resources to have data on the state of reservoirs. To prevent the biological obstacles and control measures limiting the obstacle build-up, we have hydrobiological monitoring of water bodies in place. Chemical laboratories at NPPs monitor the non-radioactive footprint on water, take chemical and biological control measures for sources of water pollution, control the operating efficiency of wastewater and storm water treatment facilities, and monitor the soil conditions on waste disposal sites, buffer zones, and supervised areas.



In an effort to improve control over the water resources, the Company has commissioned a nuclear spectrophotometer for the first time at Rivne NPP. The facility makes a detailed analysis of over 20 indicators of water samples according to present-day standards. This positive practice has been adopted by other NPPs as well.

In the reporting period, our NPPs did not exceed the water use limits set by Ukraine’s environmental agencies, nor did they violate the permits for special water use.

Water use at NPPs, 2017-2019, ‘000 m3*
*Excl. actual expenses

In production, nuclear power plants use surface water and groundwater. Usually, NPPs use artesian wells as a source of potable water.

Water from rivers and reservoirs is used as service water.

Energoatom use of potable and service water, 2017-2019, ‘000 m3*
Subdivision Water source 2017 2018 2019
Zaporizhzhya NPP Artesian water 834*/709** 700.4*/573.2** 750.3*/ 731.6**
TPP’s channel (Dnipro River) 343,086 339,182.2*/** 307,480.4*/**
Rivne NPP Water well in Ostriv village 1,607+/590** 1,613.2*/589.3** 1,562.9*/1,487.5**
Styr River 58,493 49,845.1 58,653.4
South-Ukraine NPP Tap water 517*/** 591.4*/** 493.6*/**
Southern Buh River 54,068 60,373.4*/** 63,087.1*/**
Khmelnytska NPP Potable water 1,246*/1,031** 1,281.4*/1,072.8** 2,999.1*/2,782.3**
Hnyly Rih River, Horyn River 37,673*/** 18,340*/** 14,486.2*/**
Total Potable water 4,211*/2,847** 4,186.4*/2,826.7** 5,805.9*/5,495.0**
Service water 493,320 450,556.7 443,707.0

Note
* – total volume taken from natural sources, including water losses during transportation to satellite localities (the losses are attributed to NPPs’ expenses)
** – used directly on production sites of NPPs
+ – total volumes taken from artesian water wells

The Company treats waste water before discharging it into surface water bodies. The content of pollutants coming from NPP waste water

into surface water is controlled according to the regulations approved in line with the established procedures.

Energoatom wastewater discharges, 2017-2019, ‘000 m3*

*Incl. actual expenses

Land Reclamation

Prevention of land pollution in the areas where NPPs are based is a key area of Energoatom’s environmental policy. As in previous years, in 2019 we focused on the prevention of pollution of the soils by any type of waste and on the thorough environmental and chemical control of soils, especially in places of industrial waste disposal.

The chemical analysis of soils conducted by NPPs in 2019 found that the level of pollution did not exceed the reference values and the content of mobile heavy metals did not exceed the established maximum allowable concentrations. We did not conduct any soil reclamation measures.

Impact on Biodiversity

NPPs do not significantly affect the biodiversity of aquatics and associated habitats, the structure and changes in plant communities and in the populations of rare and threatened plant species listed in the Red List, nor do they have a significant negative impact on animals in the supervised areas.

Energoatom cares about the conservation of biodiversity. Completing Tashlyk Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant, the Company is set to raise the level of Olexandrivske Reservoir to 20.7 m. When the level of the reservoir rises, up to 20% of plant populations in the area will submerse: 27 species of plants, including rare plants listed in the Red List. To preserve them, the Company has joined efforts with the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to develop special rehabilitation measures.

Waste Management
Non-radioactive waste

Energoatom treats four hazard classes of nonradioactive waste it generates in the course of operations in accordance with all established requirements. It adheres to the waste generation standards and disposal limits and obtains a licence (permit) from the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection and Natural Resources to collect, store, and dispose of hazardous waste at NPP sites.

In 2019, the Company generated 49,185 tonnes of non-radioactive waste, down by 16,542 against 2018.


Non-radioactive waste, 2017-2019, tonnes

We place all non-radioactive waste in designated places. Hazardous waste of class 1–3 is transferred to Skladske Gospodarstvo storage management company for subsequent transfer to specialised enterprises for disposal or recycling. NPPs also deliver certain types of class 4 to designated places for disposal.

Rivne NPP transfers a by-product of water treatment, lime sludge, to farms as a chemical ameliorant for acid soils. The sludge improves soil properties, increases crop yields, and improves the quality of agricultural produce.


Hazardous waste of class 1-4 transferred to waste disposal companies, 2017-2019, tonnes
Industrial waste by hazard class, 2019
I
Class

spent mercury fluorescent lamps and other equipment

Quantity
73,910 pieces
II
Class

Exhausted batteries, waste oil and sludge (petroleum products)

Quantity
524.253 tonnes
III
Class

Spent petroleum products, oiled sand, oil sludge, oiled clothes, filters

Quantity
1,093.677 tonnes
IV
Class

thermal insulation, sludge, silt, wood waste, incompletely burnt limestone, household and construction waste, etc.

Quantity
47,507.159 tonnes
Radioactive waste

Efforts to minimise radioactive waste (RAW) generation and manage the links between all stages, from waste generation to burial, lie at the core of RAW management at nuclear facilities. Energoatom’s radioactive waste management policy seeks to develop a modern infrastructure for RAW management that should enable:

  • Minimum RAW production
  • Vacation of temporary storage facilities at NPP sites by processing/conditioning the radioactive waste
  • Further transfer of conditioned RAW to special enterprises for burial.

In 2019, the Company generated 1,566 cubic metres of liquid RAW and 1,423 cubic metres of solid RAW. A slight increase in the waste generated in 2019 was a result of the replacement of equipment under the initiatives to extend the lifecycle of power units. In the reporting period, we did not exceed control levels of radioactive waste at NPPs. We processed the radioactive waste at operating liquid and solid radioactive waste treatment plants.


Radioactive waste, 2017-2019, m3

Liquid radioactive waste (LRW)


Solid radioactive waste (SRW)


For more information about the solid and liquid radioactive waste management system at Energoatom, please see our Non-Financial Report 2017 (Protecting the Environment section).

Results of Energoatom’s Comprehensive Radioactive Waste Treatment Programme

Launch of complex lines for radioactive waste treatment at Zaporizhzhya NPP and Rivne NPP was the biggest achievement of the Comprehensive Programme in 2019. After the launch, the plants started deep processing and conditioning of radioactive waste to reduce the RAW storage volumes and manage the storage, as well as to condition the waste for further longterm storage or burial.

The biggest share of low-level solid waste generated by Zaporizhzhya NPP and Rivne NPP in the reporting period was recycled at the complex lines. In addition, we extracted and treated solid radioactive waste at complex lines in 2019. As a result, the RAW storage volumes significantly dropped and were even negative at Zaporizhzhya NPP, thus reducing considerably the total waste build-up.

We also piloted a RAW extraction facility at Zaporizhzhya NPP.

In 2019, we continued improving the radioactive waste management system at NPPs, in particular, we:

  • piloted a RAW package certification unit at South-Ukraine NPP;
  • performed contracts for the purchase of main equipment for complex lines at Khmelnytska NPP;
  • installed ultrasonic metal decontamination equipment at Zaporizhzhya NPP;
  • started construction of a light storage facility for conditioned radioactive waste at Zaporizhzhya NPP.

RAES Environmental Project

In 2019, Rivne NPP implemented a modern environmental project, RAES. This unparalleled method helps minimise the generation of radioactive waste and enhance the awareness and responsibility of staff engaged into operations that generate RAW.

RAES was developed in accordance with the Law of Ukraine On Environmental Protection, the Law of Ukraine On Radioactive Waste Management, General Provisions for Safety in Predisposal RAW Management, and IAEA Safety Standard GSR Part 5 «Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste».

As a method of environmental footprint reduction, RAES offers a number of practical steps to implement the basic principles of safe RAW management in production and, at the same time, is designed to protect people and the environment from potential radioactive contamination.

RAES is a modern and easy way to communicate with employees and get the messages across, as it combines important principles of various methodologies. The NPP developed respective RAES guides and published the detailed information about the method on its website, in the Safety and Environment section. The innovation was included in a module of the multimedia distance-learning course on RAW management and in briefs for employees working in the areas of strict radiation control.

Thanks to the new method, the plant minimises the RAW generation, reduces the environmental footprint, improves the production culture and safety culture, and brings the radioactive waste management system at Rivne NPP to the next level.

Energy Management

Energoatom supports a global trend of smart and careful use of energy, realising its responsibility towards future generations. The Company relentlessly works to improve its energy efficiency while increasing the output. In doing so, we rely on the Complex Consolidated Programme for Improvement of Efficiency and Reliability of Power Units of Ukrainian NPPs 2017–2020. Energy efficiency measures are also envisaged by the Company’s policy and the Complex (Consolidated)

Safety Upgrade Programme of Power Units of Ukrainian NPPs. Relevant programmes and projects are implemented across all production units of Energoatom.

In 2019, the Company continued implementing the energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001:2018 to increase the energy efficiency and save resources.

Strategic objectives in energy management and energy efficiency:

  • Improve the Company’s energy efficiency
  • Enter the EU energy markets
  • Ensure efficient and rational use of energy resources in the production of electricity and thermal power
  • Build processes for sustainable in-house consumption of energy resources and manage the processes consistently
  • Systematise energy consumption processes at all levels in the Company, identify and eliminate discrepancies in energy consumption
  • Reduce non-production costs and losses of energy resources
  • Reduce costs of energy resources, losses of electric and thermal power, water, etc.
  • Monitor and respond immediately to a tendency of increased use of energy resource, prioritise
  • Reduce negative environmental impact
  • Manage energy saving and energy efficiency actions in line with the world’s best practices.

Focus areas in energy efficiency in 2019:

  • The Company took organisational measures to introduce the energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001:2018 Energy management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.
  • Energoatom worked to raise employees’ awareness, instil energy efficient behaviour, and train staff in energy saving.
  • We improved the reliability and increased the output of electricity and thermal power.
  • The Company installed energy metering systems, modernised lighting systems with LED lamps, and reduced heat losses in heating systems at NPPs.;
  • We took measures to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency of our facilities, as provided by current sectoral programmes and technical solutions, prioritising safety over economic, engineering, and other purposes.

In 2019, the Company launched a corporate programme, Energy of Responsibility, to instil the culture of sustainable energy consumption in its employees by encouraging rational and economical use of energy resources, efficient work, and care for the environment and people around.

In 2019, we improved our energy efficiency. Energoatom consumed 6.0% of the total electricity output for balance-of-plant needs (BOP), which was below the planned limit of 6.3%.

Electricity consumption for BOP needs at NPPs, 2019
Subdivision Planned Actual Deviation (+ / - )
% million kWh % million kWh (4-2) (5-3)
Zaporizhzhya NPP 5.87 2,213.00 5.76 2,213.30 -0.12 +0.30
Rivne NPP 7.65 1,435.00 7.23 1,383.16 -0.42 -51.84
South-Ukraine NPP 5.95 1,057.00 5.64 1,009.05 -0.30 -47.95
Khmelnytska NPP 6.55 483.30 5.94 449.39 -0.61 -33.91
Total 6.36 5,188.30 6.09 5,054.90 -0.27 -133.40

Plans for 2020 and a Medium Term

Energoatom will continue to implement projects and programmes to reduce its environmental footprint. In particular, the Company will:

  • Hold transboundary consultations and complete the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Rivne NPP; receive an opinion according to the Law of Ukraine On environmental Impact Assessment;
  • Complete the EIA procedures for construction of power units No. 3 and 4 at Khmelnytska NPP and obtain a respective opinion;

  • Develop and introduce a green office concept in the Head Office;
  • Conduct energy audits of the Company’s facilities and adjust the energy consumption pattern accordingly; using the energy audit findings, develop a new five-year energy saving and energy efficiency programme;
  • Conduct centralised inventory of nonradioactive waste.