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.


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.
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