New Lighting System at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Saves 60% of Electric Power

New Lighting System at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Saves 60% of Electric Power

DTEK27 December 2018

The results of an energy-efficient project on retrofitting of lighting in the sheet rolling shop at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works have met the employees’ expectations. 2.2 thousand energy-efficient LED fixtures save 60% of electric power.

New Lighting System at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Saves 60% of Electric Power

Such a technical solution will enable Ilyich Iron and Steel Works to save 7.2 million kWh worth 11.3 million UAH and reduce emissions in the equivalent of 6440 tonnes of CO2 per year.

“The main goal of the lighting retrofitting project has been achieved: we have improved the labour conditions for our employees and industrial safety in general. The illuminance levels now correspond to the sanitary requirements: 200 to 750 lux at different production sections. The lighting system retrofitting has been funded and made on a turnkey basis by DTEK ESCO,” said Taras Shevchenko, General Director at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

“Transition to LED lighting is one of the easiest ways to save power costs handsomely for industrial enterprises. The Energy Service Company (ESCO) not only funds and executes the turnkey project, but also guarantees 60% to 90% saving of electric power for lighting. The energy service allows the customer not to involve their own funds and resources in execution of such projects, but instead focus on development of the core business,” said Yevhen Bushma, CEO of DTEK ESCO.

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DТЕК is the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy sector.
DTEK Group produces coal and natural gas, generates electricity at the termal, solar and wind power plants, distributes electricity, supplies electricity to end consumers, provides energy efficient solutions and develops a network of EV charging stations.
In 2018, DTEK’s capital investments totalled UAH 20 bln. besides, the company paid UAH 27 bln of taxes. DTEK employs 80 thousand people. The company is 100% owned by SCM Limited. Ultimate beneficial owner – Rinat Akhmetov.

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