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capacity  of  around  1,354  MW  and  a  total  production
                    volume of about 3.4 TWh is available in an average year.
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                                                                  The primary energy consumption of the Group in 2018 was
                                                                  around 2.8 petajoules (PJ) and shows how much primary
                                                                  energy is needed for day-to-day operations as well as for
                    The  overall  efficiency  of  a  hydroelectric  power  plant
                                                                  the  production  of  secondary  energy.  This  involves  fossil
                    comprises  the  efficiency  levels  of  the  individual
                                                                  fuels which are predominantly used for heat production as
                    components of the power plant and ranges from 70% to
                                                                  well  as  for  vehicle  fleet  operations.  In  accordance  with
                    85%,  depending  on  the  type  of  plant.  New  plants  reach
                                                                  regulations,  the  use  of  biomass  in  the  Group’s  heating
                    efficiency levels of up to 90%. Particular attention is given   plants was not factored into the calculation.
                    to  the  opportunity  to  enhance  the  efficiency  of  existing
                    production facilities in the course of renewal measures and
                                                                  The indirect energy comsumption provides information on
                    major maintenance measures to ensure a high degree of
                                                                  the secondary energy purchased externally and consumed.
                    capacity  availability  of  the  plants.  In  this  context,  KELAG
                                                                  This  includes  the  energy  that  is  required  for  both  pump
                    continues  its  strategy  for  revitalising  and  enhancing  the
                                                                  storage and grid losses as well as the electrical energy used
                    efficiency of existing power plants.
                                                                  for  administration  and  day-to-day  operations.  This
                      GRI Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures   consumption in the reporting year came to around 5.43 PJ
                                                                  and  of  this  around  93%  was  produced  from  renewable
                                                                  energies. In addition to the production and consumption
                                                                  volumes,  the  calculation  factors  in  the  environmental
                    When  electrical  energy  is  transmitted  and  distributed
                                                                  impact  of  the  ENTSO  e-mix  (European  Network  of
                    through an electricity grid, energy is physically lost. These
                                                                  Transmission  System  Operators  –  Electricity/European
                    losses  can  be  divided  into  load-independent  and  load-
                                                                  energy  mix  (343.84  g  CO2/kWh))  pursuant  to  E-Control’s
                    dependent  losses. The  load-dependent  losses  are  mainly
                                                                  2016 power labelling report.
                    Joule  heat  losses,  which  occur  on  account  of  the  ohmic
                                                                    GRI 302-1
                    resistance of the pipelines and transformers when electrical
                    energy is transmitted. Due to the dependence of the load-
                    dependent  losses  when  the  energy  is  transmitted,  these
                                                                  The  “energy  future”  initiative  establishes  new  KELAG
                    cannot  be  significantly  influenced  by  KNG-Kärnten  Netz
                                                                  products and services in the market and includes, among
                    GmbH. Load-independent losses include, for example, the
                                                                  others   things,   attractive   financial   assistance   for
                    loss  of  iron  in  transformers,  electrical  power  losses  in
                                                                  photovoltaics,  e-mobility,  and  energy  management
                    transmission  cables  or  corona  power  losses  in  overhead
                                                                  systems.  Alongside  retail  customers,  target  groups  also
                    transmission  lines.  These  load-independent  losses  are
                                                                  include  business  customers  and  municipalities.  For  the
                    reduced  through  continuous  renewal  measures  on  the
                                                                  latter,  contracting  products  for  e-mobility,  photovoltaics
                    distribution grid.
                                                                  and lighting for pedestrian crossings were developed in the
                      GRI Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures
                                                                  past year. In addition, as part of the initiative on behalf of
                                                                  Arge  Sozial,  Caritas  and  Diakonie  de  La  Tour  agencies,
                                                                  KELAG supports households with extremely low incomes in
                                                                  buying  new,  energy-saving  devices.  With  the  “energy
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