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Raw Material Consumption

Fuel Consumption

For the operation of our firing equipment we use natural gas as primary fuel and distillate oil as backup fuel. Natural gas is delivered to the power plants by pipeline, while oil is stored in tanks. The latter is used mainly in the case of in interruption in gas supply, e.g. in emergency situations affecting the supply of gas.

 

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Water Consumption

Water demand for production is covered by Danube water at Kelenföld Power Plant, and by industrial water at Kispest Power Plant and Újpest Power Plant. Most of this water is used for cooling the equipment, without participating in the technological process. After a minimum amount of treatment (e.g. filtering) it only flows through the cooling system. With regard to both the Danube water and the industrial water, we seek to recycle and recirculate them to the greatest possible extent.

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Production

The tasks of our power plants are twofold: production of utility and district heating hot water on the one hand and electricity generation for the national grid on the other hand.

Heat and electricity are produced in large combustion equipment by employing turbines and generators. The combined cycle energy generation process consists of gas and steam cycles. The high temperature (about 560-580°C) and high energy exhaust gas (gas cycle) generates electricity in a turbine. After this, the hot exhaust gas goes to a heat recovery steam generator (steam cycle) where steam is produced for the purpose of electricity, industrial steam and household heat generation. The technology that we employ is considered the best available technology.

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Emissions

Air Purity Control

As our firing equipment burn primarily natural gas, the emitted air pollutants include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Sulphur dioxide, solid matter (soot, dust) and heavy metals are emitted only in case of oil firing, so their quantity is negligible.

In accordance with the statutory provisions, the emissions of our firing equipment are checked either continuously or, by an accredited laboratory, periodically. We follow up and register the data and we comply with our data supply obligations.

Water Purity Control

In our power plants, water for the boilers and the district heating systems is ensured in appropriate quality by ion exchange demineralisation. In the case of Kelenföld Power Plant and Kispest Power Plant, this process is preceded by lime pre-softening. The used waters originating from this process are discharged in the sewage canal after adjusting their pH level. The condensation waters of the fuel oil systems are purified by oil interceptors. Based on our self-inspection plans, we have our effluents regularly inspected by an accredited laboratory.

Soil and Ground Water Protection

We have carried out a number of remediations in our power plants which were all related to the former heavy oil firing and, of course, to the applied equipment. Simultaneously with the remediations and the termination of heavy oil firing, we demolished not only the reinforced concrete tanks but also all the related technological elements (oil traps, pipelines, pumps, etc.). Of the technical interventions started in the early 2000’s, one post-monitoring procedure is still in course, while the others have already been closed by authority resolutions.

We operate ground water monitoring wells in all our power plants, and we have the ground waters regularly inspected by an accredited laboratory.

Noise Protection

In the power plant developments, the noise protection aspects played a much accented role because some protectable buildings and residential buildings are situated very close to the power plants. Therefore, the various noise sources were installed indoors, or when this was not possible, we used silencing equipment. Thanks to our efforts, the noise emissions of the power plants were decreased below the limit values.

Waste Management

Our activities are the sources of hazardous, industrial and communal wastes which are selectively collected at our sites. There are hazardous waste collection containers in each of our power plants from where the wastes are taken away by licensed contractors. Hazardous wastes in major quantities are associated mainly with oil firing and the maintenance and cleaning (e.g. oil contaminated water, oil sludge) of the related equipment.

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Sustainable Developement

Our power plants generate district heating for about 140 thousand flats and electricity for the national grid. They do this in an urban environment, and this is why they use combined cycle cogeneration which is considered the best available technology with approximately 84% efficiency. For the operation of our firing equipment we use fossil fuels which means natural gas in almost one hundred per cent. The applied technology and the cleanest fossil fuel ensure that the environmental impact of our activities on the capital city is very low.

Nature Conservation

The power plants are typically surrounded by residential block houses and family houses, with some industrial areas between them. The power plant areas are partly green with garden trees (e.g. silver firs, hackberry trees, etc.) and middle aged, planted poplar trees. The power plants qualify as industrial areas with no nature conservation or landscape protection functions.

Wildlife Survey at Kispest Power Plant

The production assets of Kispest Power Plant are situated in the middle of a very large site, and the perimeters of the premises accommodate trees and bushes in a sparse pattern. Therefore, in 2010, we made a survey with the people of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association to assess the plant and animal species living on the power plant area. The survey had a surprising result because it revealed that there are several natural values even on such a highly industrialised area. Based on the result of the survey, we laid emphasis on the protection of birds, and with the joint efforts of our employees, we placed several bird houses and bird feeders on the power plant area. Thanks to this successful bird protection activity, Kispest Power Plant won the “Bird Friendly Workplace” title of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association.

 

 

 

Raw Material Consumption

Fuel Consumption

For the operation of our firing equipment we use natural gas as primary fuel and distillate oil as backup fuel. Natural gas is delivered to the power plants by pipeline, while oil is stored in tanks. The latter is used mainly in the case of in interruption in gas supply, e.g. in emergency situations affecting the supply of gas.


Fuel-Consumption_ENG.jpg
 

Water Consumption

Water demand for production is covered by Danube water at Kelenföld Power Plant, and by industrial water at Kispest Power Plant and Újpest Power Plant. Most of this water is used for cooling the equipment, without participating in the technological process. After a minimum amount of treatment (e.g. filtering) it only flows through the cooling system. With regard to both the Danube water and the industrial water, we seek to recycle and recirculate them to the greatest possible extent.

Industrial-Water-consumption_ENG.jpg

 

Danube-water-consumption_ENG.jpg

 


 

Production

The tasks of our power plants are twofold: production of utility and district heating hot water on the one hand and electricity generation for the national grid on the other hand.

Heat and electricity are produced in large combustion equipment by employing turbines and generators. The combined cycle energy generation process consists of gas and steam cycles. The high temperature (about 560-580°C) and high energy exhaust gas (gas cycle) generates electricity in a turbine. After this, the hot exhaust gas goes to a heat recovery steam generator (steam cycle) where steam is produced for the purpose of electricity, industrial steam and household heat generation. The technology that we employ is considered the best available technology.

Data-of-production_ENG.jpg

 


 

Emissions

Air Purity Control

As our firing equipment burn primarily natural gas, the emitted air pollutants include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Sulphur dioxide, solid matter (soot, dust) and heavy metals are emitted only in case of oil firing, so their quantity is negligible.

In accordance with the statutory provisions, the emissions of our firing equipment are checked either continuously or, by an accredited laboratory, periodically. We follow up and register the data and we comply with our data supply obligations.

Water Purity Control

In our power plants, water for the boilers and the district heating systems is ensured in appropriate quality by ion exchange demineralisation. In the case of Kelenföld Power Plant and Kispest Power Plant, this process is preceded by lime pre-softening. The used waters originating from this process are discharged in the sewage canal after adjusting their pH level. The condensation waters of the fuel oil systems are purified by oil interceptors. Based on our self-inspection plans, we have our effluents regularly inspected by an accredited laboratory.

Soil and Ground Water Protection

We have carried out a number of remediations in our power plants which were all related to the former heavy oil firing and, of course, to the applied equipment. Simultaneously with the remediations and the termination of heavy oil firing, we demolished not only the reinforced concrete tanks but also all the related technological elements (oil traps, pipelines, pumps, etc.). Of the technical interventions started in the early 2000’s, one post-monitoring procedure is still in course, while the others have already been closed by authority resolutions.

We operate ground water monitoring wells in all our power plants, and we have the ground waters regularly inspected by an accredited laboratory.

Noise Protection

In the power plant developments, the noise protection aspects played a much accented role because some protectable buildings and residential buildings are situated very close to the power plants. Therefore, the various noise sources were installed indoors, or when this was not possible, we used silencing equipment. Thanks to our efforts, the noise emissions of the power plants were decreased below the limit values.

Waste Management

Our activities are the sources of hazardous, industrial and communal wastes which are selectively collected at our sites. There are hazardous waste collection containers in each of our power plants from where the wastes are taken away by licensed contractors. Hazardous wastes in major quantities are associated mainly with oil firing and the maintenance and cleaning (e.g. oil contaminated water, oil sludge) of the related equipment.

Air-Pollution_ENG.jpg

 


 


Sustainable Developement

Our power plants generate district heating for about 140 thousand flats and electricity for the national grid. They do this in an urban environment, and this is why they use combined cycle cogeneration which is considered the best available technology with approximately 84% efficiency. For the operation of our firing equipment we use fossil fuels which means natural gas in almost one hundred per cent. The applied technology and the cleanest fossil fuel ensure that the environmental impact of our activities on the capital city is very low.

Nature Conservation

The power plants are typically surrounded by residential block houses and family houses, with some industrial areas between them. The power plant areas are partly green with garden trees (e.g. silver firs, hackberry trees, etc.) and middle aged, planted poplar trees. The power plants qualify as industrial areas with no nature conservation or landscape protection functions.

Wildlife Survey at Kispest Power Plant

The production assets of Kispest Power Plant are situated in the middle of a very large site, and the perimeters of the premises accommodate trees and bushes in a sparse pattern. Therefore, in 2010, we made a survey with the people of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association to assess the plant and animal species living on the power plant area. The survey had a surprising result because it revealed that there are several natural values even on such a highly industrialised area. Based on the result of the survey, we laid emphasis on the protection of birds, and with the joint efforts of our employees, we placed several bird houses and bird feeders on the power plant area. Thanks to this successful bird protection activity, Kispest Power Plant won the “Bird Friendly Workplace” title of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association.

 

 

 


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