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85%,  depending  on  the  type  of  plant.  New  plants  reach
                                                         efficiency levels of up to 90%. Particular attention is given
           As a green company, KELAG supplies its retail customers
                                                         to  the  opportunity  to  enhance  the  efficiency  of  existing
           with  electricity  stemming  exclusively  from  hydroelectric
                                                         production facilities in the course of renewal measures and
           power and green energy. Subsidiary KELAG Wärme GmbH
                                                         major maintenance measures to ensure a high degree of
           is the largest supra-regional provider of heat in Austria and
                                                         capacity  availability  of  the  plants.  In  this  context,  KELAG
           focuses  on  the  production  of  energy  using  biomass  and
                                                         continues  its  strategy  for  revitalising  and  enhancing  the
           industrial waste heat. In addition to the use of renewable
                                                         efficiency of existing power plants.
           energy sources for the production of energy, the topic of
                                                            GRI Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures
           energy  efficiency  is  of  utmost  importance. The  company
           shows  its  customers  possibilities  for  the  efficient  use  of
           energy and offers individual products and energy services
           in  this  regard.  To  further  strengthen  its  position  as  a
                                                         When  electrical  energy  is  transmitted  and  distributed
           customer-focused  energy  service  provider,  new  business
                                                         through an electricity grid, energy is physically lost. These
           models  and  technologies  are  continuously  evaluated.
                                                         losses  can  be  divided  into  load-independent  and  load-
           Innovation  management,  digitalisation,  e-mobility  and
                                                         dependent  losses. The  load-dependent  losses  are  mainly
           smart technologies are key topics. Acting sustainably also
                                                         Joule  heat  losses,  which  occur  on  account  of  the  ohmic
           means contributing to the security and reliability of energy
                                                         resistance of the pipelines and transformers when electrical
           supply in a forward-looking manner. Against this backdrop,
                                                         energy is transmitted. Due to the dependence of the load-
           the  company  modernises  its  grid  infrastructure  on  an
                                                         dependent  losses  when  the  energy  is  transmitted,  these
           ongoing basis.
                                                         cannot  be  significantly  influenced  by  KNG-Kärnten  Netz
              GRI 102-2, 103-1, 103-2
             GmbH. Load-independent losses include, for example, the
                                                         loss  of  iron  in  transformers,  electrical  power  losses  in
                                                         transmission  cables  or  corona  power  losses  in  overhead
                                                         transmission  lines.  These  load-dependent  losses  are
                                                         reduced  through  continuous  renewal  measures  on  the
           The  Group  is  one  of  the  major  Austrian  producers  of   distribution grid.
           electricity  from  hydroelectric  power.  In  addition,  the    GRI Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures
           company is active in the field of wind power and selectively
           implements  projects in  the  area  of  photovoltaics. With  a
           total of 90 of its own power plants and drawing on purchase
           rights from third-party power plants, a total power plant
           capacity of around 1,347MW and a total production volume
           of about 3.4 TWh in an average year is available.
                                                         The primary energy consumption of the Group in 2017 was
              GRI 102-2, 102-6, 103-1, 103-2, GRI Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures
                 around  3  petajoules  (PJ)  and  shows  how  much  primary
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                                                         energy is needed for day-to-day operations as well as for
                                                         the  production  of  secondary  energy.  This  involves  fossil
                                                         fuels which are predominantly used for heat production as
           The  overall  efficiency  of  a  hydroelectric  power  plant
                                                         well  as  for  vehicle  fleet  operations.  In  accordance  with
           comprises  the  efficiency  levels  of  the  individual
           components of the power plant and ranges from 70% to
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