Prydniprovska TPP Will Be Saving 85% of Electricity for Lighting

Prydniprovska TPP Will Be Saving 85% of Electricity for Lighting

DTEK16 October 2018

At DTEK Prydniprovska TPP, the project on retrofitting of ceiling electric lighting of the machine hall has been started. Thanks to installation of 130 LED fixtures, it is planned to save 85% of electric power for lighting of turbines of the units No. 7, 8, 9, 10. The expected environmental effect is the reduction of CO2 emissions by 380 tons annually. The retrofitting is being funded and carried out by DTEK ESCO on the turnkey basis.

Prydniprovska TPP Will Be Saving 85% of Electricity for Lighting

The first 80 energy-efficient lights have already been installed above the units No. 8–10. The project also provides for replacement of 2.6 km of cabling and switchboards. For even better saving, the specialists install twilight relays for automatic lighting operation depending on the illumination from windows.

Such a comprehensive approach will allow the TPP to save about 400,000 kWh, or 785,000 hryvnias, annually.

“Saving and environmental friendliness are good and beneficial things. But our major goal is improvement of industrial safety and labor conditions for the plant’s personnel. Transition to LED lights will provide optimally comfortable illuminance levels for the employees – 200 lux which complies with the requirements for an industrial facility,” said Serhii Dehtiarenko, Director of DTEK Prydniprovska TPP.

“We have long been planning to improve our electric lighting system. Such large improvements require financial resources, experience, expertise and a guaranteed result. That’s why we involved DTEK ESCO that has already implemented similar projects providing 70 to 90% saving of electric power for lighting,” said Yurii Merintsov, Head of Electric Shop of DTEK Prydniprovska TPP.

“We are planning to finish this project as soon as possible, within three weeks. All equipment and installation works are being funded by the energy service company (ESCO) guaranteeing 85% of energy saving. The investments will be returned by the plant exclusively from a share of economy attained and confirmed. Energy service is a sort of risks insurance for project success and economy achievement. It is possible to improve lighting in offices, shopping malls, street lighting in cities and towns in a similar fashion,” noted Yevhen Bushma, Director of DTEK ESCO.

The company has already implemented a number of projects on retrofitting of electric lighting at coal processing mills securing 70 to 90% of electric power economy. Projects of installation of 2,200 LED lights at Metinvest Group’s Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and 162 LED lights at DTEK Ladyzhynska TPP are in progress.


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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