Fighting climate change, reducing emissions, and conserving biodiversity are our key environmental protection vectors. Systematic environmental modernization of facilities throughout DTEK ensures we meet the requirements of European environmental standards as well as ensuring production reliability.
The DTEK Group is focused on the rational and efficient water usage by all its production facilities. Existing and future projects aim to improve water management to ensure optimal water consumption on a continuous basis.
In order to maintain the environmental balance, the DTEK Group systematically upgrades its facilities to ensure production reliability and compliance with European environmental standards.
DTEK Group is also developing new lines of business to reduce its impact on the environment and contribute to the fight against climate change.
DTEK is increasing its energy production from renewable sources, as well as implementing programs and measures to improve energy efficiency.
The DTEK Group is working on the implementation of the circular economy approaches for the disposal of a significant part of industrial waste.
The DTEK Group makes significant efforts to minimize the negative impact on the environment at all stages of the production process.
Production facilities are being systematically modernized to preserve the ecological balance, ensure the reliability of production and guarantee compliance with European environmental standards.
DTEK Group's activity in the field of environmental protection is focused on preventing and minimizing the negative impact on biodiversity and the wider environment. DTEK plants trees and rehabilitates areas with an emphasis on the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems.
DTEK Group implements projects to protect biodiversity in several areas. These include the safety of white storks on power lines, monitoring the impact of wind turbines on the population of birds and bats, and protecting the fauna of water bodies at thermal generation enterprises.
DTEK, together with the Dutch company Silence TV Europe and the Galician National Natural Park, installed four live cameras that broadcast the life of waterfowl on the Burshtyn Peninsula.
More than 99% of waste generated during the production activities of DTEK Energy's enterprises is safe, but requires free land for disposal. Therefore, one of the key tasks of the company in the field of environmental protection is to increase the use of heavy waste — rocks and ash and slag materials (ASM), which enterprises are formed during coal mining and its combustion for electricity production.
DTEK Group focuses its water resource management efforts around economic and efficient use at all its production facilities. To ensure optimum water consumption, DTEK enterprises reuse water and use circulating water supply systems.
DTEK fully supports Europe’s Green Transformation Program. As the largest operator of coal-fired thermal power plants in Ukraine, we have set an ambitious strategic goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company. Our investment priorities are shaped by our ambition to become a modern sustainable business that spearheads the decarbonization movement in Central and Eastern Europe.
DTEK embarked on its decarbonization path in 2012 by building the first 3 MW wind turbine at Botievska WPP. Today, DTEK manages 1 GW of renewable generation capacity. It has taken us just eight years to reach that important milestone and we have plans for much more.