Annual savings of 7,7 thousand kWh or about 107 mln. tenge in open-pit coal mines of “Bogatyr Komir” LLP - the expected economic result from the energy service agreement, which “Samruk-Energy” JSC signed with Kazakhstani company “PROLUX LED”.
Partnership with a domestic investor is the outcome of the country’s largest power holding company’s activities aimed at implementation of the 59th step of the “Nation’s Plan - 100 concrete steps to implement five institutional reforms”. As is known, this direction involves attracting strategic investors in the field of energy conservation through an internationally recognized mechanism of energy service contracts.
The signed document is the first energy service agreement in “Samruk-Energy” JSC group of companies. Its total amount is 207,8 mln. tenge. The project’s concept is to achieve maximum energy savings and energy efficiency while ensuring good light conditions for mine openings and production sites of “Bogatyr Komir” coal mining enterprise with the help of artificial light sources. Under terms of the agreement, it is planned to replace more than 1,5 thousand industrial lamps available today with LEDs.
According to representatives of “Production Efficiency” Department at Samruk-Energy, the energy service agreement has a number of advantages over other forms of agreements. First of all, the customer does not need to invest anything and reimburse investor's expenses from the actual energy savings achieved.
As part of a pilot project, in order to determine the efficiency of the energy service contract, as well as to check the vibration resistance and the degree of dust and moisture protection at “Bogatyr Komir” LLP facilities, 8 LED lamps were installed and connected to a digital meter and 1 LED lamp to a bucket-wheel excavator. Analysis of the trial period showed a 15-fold savings in electricity consumption.
Good lighting of the working space is one of the conditions for high-performance work. The use of properly selected artificial lighting allows ensuring the planned technological process of carrying out mining operations, improving performance and preventing injuries and mechanical damage to equipment.
“Samruk-Energy” JSC is the largest power holding company in Kazakhstan, 100% owned by “Samruk-Kazyna” SWF JSC. It was established in 2007. Core business: electricity and heat production; transmission, distribution and sale of electricity, power coal mining. The holding company comprises energy and coal enterprises, including “Ekibastuz SDPP-1” LLP, “Ekibastuz SDPP-2 Plant” JSC, “Bogatyr Komir” LLP, “Almaty Power Plants” JSC, “Moynak Hydropower Plant named after U.D. Kantayev” JSC, “Shardarinsk HPP” JSC, etc.
Government Relations and Communications Office of “Samruk-Energy” JSC.