The Company's power generation segment is represented by a fully vertically integrated chain, from generation to transmission and distribution of heat and power to external consumers (commercial power generation) and for own needs (supply power generation).
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 93% of electricity generation in the Astrakhan Region and 60% in the Krasnodar Territory.
|Installed capacity of combined heating plants, MW||4,822||4,799||4,632||4,584||4,522|
|Electricity output, mln KWh||20,482||21,704||20,189||19,919||18,307|
The Group's major renewable energy assets are located in Russia (four HPPs with an cumulative capacity of 291 MW, output of 868 GWh in 2019).
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.
SUPPLY 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 2019, supporting power generation by the Group totaled 7,453 million kWh, while its share in LUKOIL's total electricity consumption for production purposes was 35%.