ENERGY OF THE SUN AND WIND TO SHCHEKINOAZOT[26.03.2021]
Shchekinoazot OJSC starts receiving electricity generated by solar power plants.
Environmental friendliness has for decades been a priority for Shchekinoazot when building and commissioning production facilities. Today, many foreign and domestic enterprises try to solve the carbon footprint problem. Shchekinoazot has also started solving it. Company President Boris Sokol has set the goal of reducing the impact of the carbon footprint on the environment and finding effective ways to achieve it.
Shchekinoazot OJSC has been receiving green wind power since 1 March.
The next step was the conclusion of a free bilateral agreement on the wholesale electricity and capacity market with the renewable energy supplier Avelar Solar Technology LLC.
On 24 March, Shchekinoazot started receiving electricity generated by solar plants.
By adhering to the green energy principles, Shchekinoazot makes a contribution to the development of domestic renewable energy and reduces its impact on the climate and the environment. Work in this area continues.
The Fortum and Russian Direct Investment Plant wind farms have been supplying Shchekinoazot with electricity without CO2 emissions since 1 March.
A joint venture between Fortum, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Mosenergosbyt JSC has started supplying the chemical company Shchekinoazot with electricity generated by Rostov wind farms.
The opportunity arose after the signing of a free bilateral electricity contract between Mosenergosbyt JSC and the joint venture between Fortum and RDIF, which owns renewable energy facilities in the Rostov and Ulyanovsk regions. As a result of the tender, Shchekinoazot has chosen Mosenergosbyt as its supplier of renewable electricity. An energy sales company for the chemical enterprise located in the Tula region will buy clean energy produced by the Rostov wind energy cluster on the wholesale electricity and power market.
This cooperation will let one of the leading manufacturers of industrial chemicals increase the share of used renewable energy in the overall energy consumption of the enterprise.
“Commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement and the effort to reduce their carbon footprint are becoming key challenges for the leading Russian and international companies that choose environmentally responsible behaviour. Fortum actively participates in the development of renewable energy sources in Russia and offers its consumers energy from wind and solar power plants, which is recognised internationally as carbon-free. We are happy with our recent cooperation with Shchekinoazot. It gives the company an effective tool to achieve its sustainable development goals. The asset portfolio of Fortum and its joint venture with RDIF allows our industrial consumers to achieve decarbonisation of large production assets,” says Dmitry Borovikov, Vice President for Strategy, Product Portfolio Management and Trading at Fortum PJSC.
“The widespread interest in alternative energy sources explains the active work of Russian energy organisations in this direction. Mosenergosbyt JSC, which already has significant experience in supplying renewable energy to its consumers, is also involved in the process. Our work with the chemical enterprise Shchekinoazot is a new step for us in supplying renewable energy to industrial companies,” says Andrey Kovalev, General Director of Mosenergosbyt JSC.
“Reducing our climatic impact is one of Shchekinoazot's current priorities and part of our sustainable development concept. The free bilateral contract and cooperation with Fortum and RDIF for the supply of energy help us gradually achieve our long-term goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We will keep sing renewable energy sources to reduce our negative impact on the climate and the carbon footprint of our products,” says Valery Ordynets, Deputy Technical Director for Industrial and Environmental Safety at Shchekinoazot OJSC.