LUKOIL’s power generating facilities are located in Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy.
The aggregate power generation capacity of the Group entities is 6.4 GW, with commercial power generation accounting for 72% and supply power generation accounting for 28%.
COMMERCIAL POWER GENERATION
The Group's main commercial heat generating facilities are located in the south of the European part of Russia. In particular, LUKOIL accounts for 90% of electricity generation in the Astrakhan Region and 57% in the Krasnodar Territory.
|Installed capacity of combined heating plants, MW||4,799||4,632||4,584||4,522||4,286|
|Electricity output, mln KWh||21,704||20,189||19,919||18,307||17,138|
The Group's major renewable energy assets are located in Russia (four HPPs with an cumulative capacity of 291 MW, output of 598 GWh in 2020).
We also operate three solar power plants in Russia at the Volgograd Refinery (10 MW), in Romania (9 MW) and in Bulgaria (1.3 MW). The plants are built on unutilized industrial sites of the refineries.
In addition, the Group owns the 84 MW Land Power wind power plant in Romania, which benefits from state support to renewable power generation.
In 2018 LUKOIL commissioned the 10-megawatt solar power plant constructed at idle land lots of the Volgograd refinery. The project benefited from the government support mechanisms stimulating renewable power generation – capacity supply agreements.
In 2020, construction of the second solar power plant at the Volgograd Refinery with an installed capacity of 20 MW was under way followed by its commissioning in 2021.
SUPPORTING POWER GENERATION
Development of in-house electricity generation at fields and plants helps the Group reduce its electricity costs and achieve higher efficient APG use, for example as a fuel for gas power plants.
In 2020, supporting power generation by the Group totaled 7,080 million kWh, while its share in LUKOIL’s total electricity consumption for own production purposes increased from 35 percent to 38 percent due to lower power purchase amid external limitations of oil production owing to OPEC+ agreement.