Performance of the Power Engineering Division in 2020

Message from the Head of the Division

Andrey Petrov Director General of JSC Rosenergoatom,
the holding company of the Power Engineering Division Head of the Power Engineering Division

Dear colleagues

In 2020, despite a pandemic-related decrease in electricity demand, the Division achieved targets set by the government for power generation, giving the highest priority to safety.

In 2020 marking the 75th anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry, Russian NPPs demonstrated safe and reliable performance and reached a new all-time high in the history of the Russian and USSR nuclear power industry — 215.7 billion kWh, exceeding the 2019 level by more than 6.9 billion kWh. Performance against the balance target set by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia (207.6 billion kWh) totalled 104%. In 2020, 42 repairs were carried out at NPP power units, with a total repair time optimisation of 130.5 days against the target. Over the past 20+ years, no incidents affecting safety were recorded at Russian NPPs. The Division’s financial and economic indicators are also growing steadily. In 2020, the Division’s consolidated revenue equalled RUB 592.7 billion, which is more than in 2019 by 8.4%. Rosenergoatom’s investment programme performance rate reached 103%.

This success is especially valuable as it was achieved in a difficult global epidemiological situation caused by the spread of COVID-19. In the shortest time possible, we transitioned more than 6,000 employees to remote work in accordance with all safety requirements, which allowed us to maintain uninterrupted, safe and reliable operation of NPPs, as well as to build and commission new generating facilities as scheduled.

The unique floating thermal nuclear power plant (FTNPP), Russia’s 11th NPP, in Pevek, Chukotka Autonomous District, commenced commercial operation. Innovative power unit No. 2 equipped with a new-generation VVER-1200 reactor was connected to the grid at Leningrad NPP-2 in 2020 and successfully commissioned in 2021. New power units No. 1 and 2 are under construction, and some milestones set by the government were reached ahead of schedule.

The Division actively creates and introduces new products. It prepared a data centre development strategy according to which Rosenergoatom should make the top five data centre market participants by 2025. The Division started to implement an R&D investment project to develop nuclear hydrogen energy technologies for large-scale hydrogen production and consumption, a very promising area both in Russia and abroad.

The Division’s strategic priorities focus on safe NPP operation and take into account the Division’s significant economic, environmental and social impacts. Ambitious goals set by ROSATOM and successfully achieved by the Division’s team are aimed at further development of Russia’s economy and power industry and sustainable development of the Division and its regions of operation.

Andrey Petrov
Director General of JSC Rosenergoatom,
the holding company of the Power Engineering Division Head of the Power Engineering Division

Key performance indicators

Indicator 2018 2019 2020
Nuclear power generation, billion kWh 204.275 208.785 215.745
Capacity factor, % 79.90 80.41 81.07
Division’s consolidated revenue, RUB million 466,622 546,851 592,702
Taxes payable to budgets, RUB million 55,444 67,809 75,953
incl. Rosenergoatom* , RUB million 48,947 58,736 65,196
Division’s average headcount, people 51,512.51 54,411.93 56,951.77
incl. Rosenergoatom, people 33,923.5 34,346.6 35,312.86
Division’s LTIFR 0.08 0.04 0.03

* Rosenergoatom’s indicators include taxes (penalties, fines) paid to budgets less refunds, excluding income tax across the Consolidated Taxpayer Group (CTG), for which payments to the budget system of the Russian Federation are made by the designated member of the CTG.

Key events of 2020

May 22
A floating thermal nuclear power plant (FTNPP, Pevek, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) started commercial operation.

30 Heat was supplied to Pevek’s heating system from the FTNPP for the first time.

July 18
A power start-up (nuclear fuel loading) was completed at power unit No. 2 equipped with a VVER-1200 reactor at Leningrad NPP-2.

September 10
ROSATOM’s project was launched to create a Data Centre in the Republic of Tatarstan.

October 22
Power unit No. 2 with a VVER-1200 reactor at Leningrad NPP-2 was connected to the grid and started to generate electricity.

November 10
Power unit No. 2 with an RBMK-1000 reactor at Leningrad NPP was permanently shut down after 45 years of safe operation.

December 21
Russian NPPs reached an electricity output target (207.614 billion kWh) set by the FAS ahead of schedule.

Power Engineering Division

The Power Engineering Division of ROSATOM (its holding company is JSC Rosenergoatom) is the only NPP operator in Russia and a major player on the Russian electricity market.

The Division’s core business areas include power and heat generation at NPPs and acting as the operator of nuclear facilities (nuclear power plants), radiation sources and facilities storing nuclear materials and radioactive substances in accordance with Russian legislation.

The Division includes operating NPPs, directorates of NPPs that are under construction, the Capital Projects Implementation Branch Office, the Directorate for Construction and Operation of Floating Thermal Nuclear Power Plants, the Technology Branch Office, the Pilot and Demonstration Engineering Centre for Decommissioning and the Akkuyu Engineering Centre; they all have the status of the Division's branches.

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Sustainable Development 2020

The Division is fully aware of its economic, social and environmental responsibility towards society and is strongly committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which can only be achieved through collaborative efforts of governments, the private sector, civil society and the global community.

The Division supports ROSATOM’s Unified Industry-Wide Sustainable Development Policy and makes efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the company and positive impacts on the environment and the regions of operation. The Division approved and adopted ROSATOM’s Methodological Sustainable Development Guidelines .

Power Engineering Division.
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