DTEK Will Help Pavlohrad School Students Study the Basics of Energy Conservation

DTEK Will Help Pavlohrad School Students Study the Basics of Energy Conservation

Energy efficiency17 January 2017

Five Pavlohrad schools have formally launched DTEK project “Energy Efficient Schools: New Generation”. 6-8 grade students will master course “Basics of Energy Supply and Energy Conservation” during the project.

DTEK Will Help Pavlohrad School Students Study the Basics of Energy Conservation

2016-2017 Pavlohrad participants include students of Kocherezhky and Mezhyrichchia teaching and educational complexes, as well as secondary schools in Pryvovchanske, Troitske, and Karabynivka.

Students will conduct their own practical research on energy audit of school premises and information campaigns to promote energy conservation. Children will get to know how electric power and heat are produced, how they are supplied to our homes and enterprises, and how to avoid energy losses. This time, students will be trained using, among other things, a specially developed online platform, where each student can conduct energy audit calculations and plan energy-efficient activities in their Personal Account.

“Energy efficiency has been one of the priorities in DTEK’s sustainable development activities for several years. “Energy Efficient Schools” project will foster the culture of careful resource consumption and conservation in students. The 2016 training will put a special premium on interactivity. Developed with DTEK’s support, online game Smart House will allow children participating in “ABC of Housing and Municipal Management" course to try acting as a host and learn how to use resources properly in a fun way. Following the course, students will put forward their own energy efficiency projects and help their schools actually conserve energy. By implementing the project, we invest in our future,” said Victoria Hryb, Head of the Social Development Department of DTEK Energy.

Curators coordinate the training process, there are three specialists in the Western Donbas who have qualified for the role and passed the training, and they work with students at the first project stage.

The training will end in June 2017. Following this optional course, students will develop their own projects to reduce energy consumption and improve comfort of educational institutions, while municipal authorities and village councils will join forces with DTEK and manufacturers of energy-saving equipment to fund the implementation of the best projects. Thus, children will get to see and experience the results and benefits of new knowledge.

In general, this is the project’s fourth wave in Ukraine. “Energy Efficient Schools” received the Grand Prix of the best social project competition in Ukraine in 2015.

216 schools in 24 settlements throughout Ukraine have participated in the programme since 2012. In the Western Donbas, 23 schools participated with about 24 thousand people engaged in the process of training and energy saving.

In 2016, 57 schools were selected to participate in the first project stage in14 cities, districts, united communities in the areas where DTEK enterprises operate, including 20 schools of the Western Donbas.

Reference

DTEK is a strategic holding company that develops business in the energy sector. DTEK’s companies employ 73 thousand people. Maxim Timchenko is the Chief Executive Officer of DTEK.
DTEK companies produce coal and natural gas, generate electric power at the fossil-fuel fired power plants and renewable energy power plants, supply thermal and electric power to end consumers, and provide energy services. The operating companies directly manage production companies in each of the business streams.
DTEK’s production indicators for 2017: the company has produced 27.7 mn tonnes of coal, 1.655 bcm of natural gas, generated (supplied) 37.1 bn kWh of electric power, of which 637.8 mn kWh have been provided by the renewable energy sources; and transmitted 43.2 bn kWh of electric power via the grid.
DTEK is a part of the financial and industrial group System Capital Management (SCM). The shareholder of the group is Rinat Akhmetov.
For more information, visit: https://dtek.com/en/
To learn about social partnership projects being implemented in the cities of DTEK activity, and to get a detailed report on the status of their implementation, please visit https://dtek.com/en/sustainable_development/

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