ESG Report of the
ENEA Capital Group for 2020

ENEA Group’s environmental activities in 2020

Every year, we conducted numerous activities aimed at reducing our negative impact on the environment.

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They include large capital expenditures and minor changes in daily operations in individual companies. We also strive to increase environmental awareness of our employees and their knowledge about the rational use of the environment. Moreover, we also provide environmental education to the Group’s communities and execute projects to actively protect the nature.
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Item Actuals 2020 [PLN million]
Adaptation to BAT conclusions (Połaniec Power Plant) 103.7
Connections of commercial wind farms (ENEA Operator) 79.2
SCR development for units 9 and 10 (Kozienice Power Plant) 27.8
Adaptation to BAT conclusions (Kozienice Power Plant) 27.1
Other environmental investments (Połaniec Power Plant) 22.3
Other environmental investments (Kozienice Power Plant) 5.8
Other 6.6
Total environmental investments 272.5
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In 2020 ENEA Wytwarzanie executed a number of investment projects that limited the environmental impact of the Kozienice Power Plant. The most important of them were: upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant from the flue-gas desulphurization installation of the third 500 MW unit no. 10, modernization of electrostatic precipitators for 200 MW unit nos. 1, 4 and 5, and draft cooling tower of 500 MW units (cells CB21 and CB22).

Moreover, a system for continuous measurement of NH3, HCl, HF and Hg emissions was installed on the emitters behind flue-gas desulphurization installations I-V, part of the power plant’s lighting system was upgraded and the rain and industrial wastewater treatment plant was equipped with an oil separator to reduce the release of petroleum substances in the event of a failure of installations using light oil. The company also made efforts to maximize sales of combustion byproducts and funded a campaign for active environmental protection under which more than 100 noble crayfish were introduced to the Krypianka River in Garbatka-Letnisko township. In turn, the campaign “Flower garden with ENEA Wytwarzanie and the Ornithological Society of Mazowieckie and Świętokrzyskie Voivodships” was aimed at strengthening the food base of pollinating insects and generating interest in these animals and the abundance of honey plants. Moreover, the company co-organized environmental workshops for children as well as contests, lectures and other events on recycling and also financially supported the publication of a monograph on birds of the Kozienice Forest.

PLN 273 million

of capital expenditures for environmental protection in 2020

ENEA Elektrownia Połaniec completed the modernization of Unit 5 aimed at improving the economics and reliability of its operation, extend its life and adapt its emission parameters to the standards required in the future. During the modernization, the unit was equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system, which reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 60%. Other projects aimed at ensuring compliance with BAT conclusions included completion of the work to modernize electrostatic precipitators in Units 2 and 7, which will result in reduced dust emissions. The company also upgraded absorber D in the flue gas desulphurization system, which will enable compliance with SO₂ emission limits in flue gases as required by BAT conclusions. It also completed upgrades of two cooling water pumps, PCH2 and PCH9, which increased energy efficiency of their operation. The Power Plant also received 13 white certificates for the thermomodernization of the office building.

The company also implemented numerous projects aimed at building environmental awareness among children and youth. As part of the “Local Forum: environment for the power plan, power plant for the environment” campaign, it organized contests, activities and lectures on environmental topics for a total of over 200 pre-schoolers and students of primary schools in the region. Other important educational initiatives included an awareness campaign conducted in partnership with “Tygodnik Nadwiślański” the main topic of which was the need to save water and electricity (as part of the campaign, a photo contest was held for children and youths) as well as communication support given for the campaign pursued by employees, focused on the significance of bees and threats to these insects (#EneaKwiatyDlaPszczół [#EneaFlowersForBees]). Additionally, the power plant became involved, for the second time, in the #TrashChallenge campaign, in which its Employees took it upon themselves to clean the Czarna river.

ENEA Ciepło was involved in a host of activities aimed at improving the efficiency of heat energy transmission and distribution. These activities included the replacement of approx. 9 km of conduit heat distribution networks with pre-insulated networks, an upgrade of several dozen heating nodes and the installation of a telemetric system, enabling remote reading of operating parameters, at approx. 100 nodes.

The company continued its upgrade of coal boilers in the “Zachód” Heat Plant, aimed at aligning them with the requirements of BAT conclusions. In turn, the Białystok CHP Plant Division of ENEA Ciepło sp. z o.o. modernized the electrostatic precipitator of boiler K8 and expanded its system of continuous flue gas monitoring of Hg, NH3 and HCl emissions.

ENEA Centrum pursued many initiatives that translated into a significant decrease in the volume of waste consisting of paper and used toner cartridges. These initiatives included a promotion of the e-BOK and e-invoices, an extension of the scope of matters available for online handling by customers and a pilot project of Customer Service Offices called “Optional sending of attachments to comprehensive contracts by e-mail”.

ENEA Logistyka and MR Bogdanka replaced traditional lighting sources with energy-saving solutions.

ENEA Pomiary also upgraded its lighting system, insulated the roof in its head office and set up a photovoltaic installation on it, and purchased three more electric vehicles cars for the purposes of assembly work in large urban agglomerations. Moreover, the company transformed a portion of its grounds into a flower meadow and placed boxes for beneficial insects.

ENEA Operator built and upgraded transformer bowls in a manner preventing the contamination of soil with spilled oil. In the area of active environmental protection, the company installed 121 stork nest platforms on the poles of its own lines and on additional poles, and continued cooperation with the Directorate General of State Forests in the protection of ospreys by installing 22 new breeding platforms for these birds on its 110 kV line poles. The company also took part in a program aimed at cleaning nests and marking chicks of white storks in the Warta River Mouth Landscape Park in collaboration with the Lubuskie Voivodeship Landscape Park Complex and in the campaign of ringing and returning to the natural environment of 6 barn owls (strictly protected species) with a nest located on a transformer substation (joint initiative with the Wild Ostoja Foundation for Animals and the SOS Association for the Protection of Owls).

MEC Piła reduced its volume of emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere owing to the construction of a cogeneration source. The company also increased its energy efficiency by installing energy-saving equipment and automatic control systems and by optimizing the operation of its heat sources and heating network.

ENEA Bioenergia obtained a National Technical Assessment under which it may now produce full-value construction aggregate using ash and slag mixture obtained from wet furnace waste disposal.

Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka” initiated a comprehensive environmental efficiency improvement program entitled “Cross-sectoral cooperation for LWB’s sustainable development” and a research and educational project called “Soil – agricultural space. Sustainable agriculture around LWB’s mining areas” in collaboration with the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute in Puławy. In a joint effort with the Foundation for Nature, the Company executed a project called “Rare and endangered animals species of the Lublin region”, focused on active protection of rare species of owls and environmental education. Another project was the creation, in collaboration with the “Landscapes” Foundation and Łęczna township, of the Esthetics Municipal Program Laboratory, a platform for dialog between residents and the town in matters related to the development of green infrastructure.

Łęczyńska Energetyka launched the first photovoltaic installation established on a pro-consumer basis, upgraded the thermal insulation of buildings and replaced the insulation on various sections of heating networks.

The ENEA Foundation financed a number of projects carried out by companies and provided funding for the establishment of an educational path called “In search of green energy” in a park in Radojewo by the Łopuchówko Forest Authority. It also supported the Po-Dzielnia Sharing Economy Center, an Poznań-based educational and cultural initiative aiming to extend the useful life of objects, limit consumerism and promote upcycling. Within the framework of the project, a “Repair Cafe” was established where, under the slogan “Repair! Do not throw away”, the ideas of a circular economy are promoted, including the learning of skills to repair devices, instead of throwing them away and generating electronic waste.

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