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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant

Recognising the need for effective action regarding our environmental policy and, more specifically, regarding the Responsible Management of Energy, we took – and brought to successful completion – a significant initiative to reduce the consumption of direct energy in ALUMINIUM OF GREECE, the Group’s largest consumer of energy. This involved a project for supplying the company with high-pressure steam from the new 334 MW gas fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, a development that led to the abolition of the Energy Department which until then was serving this purpose. In energy terms, this means an annual reduction of fuel oil consumption by 150,000 tons, corresponding to approximately 6,0258,500 GJ. A further positive result is that the electricity which the plant simultaneously supplies to the national grid is substituting the energy which would otherwise have to be obtained by burning lignite. It is estimated that this development will result in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions at the national level, according to the data presented  in the plant’s Environmental Impacts Study.