E.ON Russia projects for new capacities construction were approved for implementation under Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol. The decision on projects compliance with the Kyoto Protocol requirements was taken by Sberbank late in 2011, after that the new combined cycle power unit projects for Yaivinskaya GRES and Surgutskaya GRES-2 were approved by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Three new units with the aggregate capacity of 1,200MW were constructed as part of E.ON Russia investment program and were commissioned in Q3 2011. Due to highly efficient combined cycle technology with the efficiency ratio of 56-57%, by 2012 the volume of emissions from the new power units will decrease approximately by 3.3. mln tons.
Two combined cycle units were commissioned at Surgutskaya GRES-2 (400MW CCGT) (with the aggregate capacity of 800MW) and one 400MW CCGT was commissioned at Yaivinskaya GRES.
E.ON Russia takes an active part in the greenhouse gas emission quota market. Thus, construction of 400MW CCGT of Shaturskaya GRES was the first Russian project to be approved by the UNO under the Kyoto Protocol implementation. In December 2011 E.ON Russia concluded a deal for Emission Reduction Units (ERU) selling which were obtained during 400 MW CCGT operation at Shaturskaya GRES in 2010.