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future” initiative, KELAG makes a long-term commitment to
           social  responsibility,  climate  protection  and  energy   In  the  reporting  year,  the  total  of  direct  and  indirect
           efficiency.                                   emissions   calculated   mathematically   came   to
              GRI 103-1, 103-2, 302-4                    approximately  198,200  metric  tons  of  CO2.  The  direct
                                                         emissions result largely from fuels for heating plants and
                                                         came  to  approximately  141,005  metric  tons  of  CO2. The
           KELAG  is  driving  forward  its  positioning  as  a  full-service   indirect  emissions  in  the  reporting  year  came  to
           provider in the field of renewables and energy efficiency. In   approximately  57,200  metric  tons  of  CO2  (2017:
                                                         284,000 metric tons of CO2). The reduction is attributable to
           respect to the increasing interest of customers in energy-
           saving  measures,  it  offers  attractive  industry-specific   an  adjustment  in  the  calculation  method.  The  adjusted
           energy  products  and  services.  The  product  portfolio   comparative figure for 2017 came to 57,370 metric tons of
           comprises,  for  example,  solutions  in  the  areas  of
           photovoltaics, energy management as well as heating and
           cooling.  In  line  with  customer  requirements,  service-
           oriented and innovative components are constantly being
           added to the Group’s range of products and services. For
           instance, the new intelligent energy management system
           “MEO  –  Your  Manager  for  Energy  Optimisation”  was
           introduced  in  the  past  year.  Through  intelligent
           management  and  the  integration  of  weather  forecasts,
           MEO helps to reduce electricity and heating costs by up to
           20%  and  thus  makes  a  valuable  contribution  to  energy
           efficiency. The continued high level of customer interest in
           KELAG energy consulting services is also confirmed by the
                                                            GRI 305-1, 305-2
           some 4,740 energy consulting services that were rendered
           in  the  financial  year  2018.  In  addition,  KELAG  organises
           energy days for municipalities at which residents receive
                                                         In an average year, the Group produces around 3,333 GWh
           competent advice on the planning of heating systems and
                                                         of  electricity  with  its  existing  power  plants  based  on
           on the financial assistance programmes available. All advice
                                                         renewable  energies.  For  the  production  of  electricity
           provided  by  KELAG’s  energy  consulting  team  centres  on
                                                         according  to  the  European  energy  mix  (ENTSO  e-mix)
           customer benefits and responsibility for climate protection
                                                         applicable for 2015, this would result in 343.84 g of carbon
           and  energy  efficiency.  In  the  area  of  heat  pump
                                                         dioxide per kilowatt-hour of electricity produced. With its
           applications,  KELAG  supported  around  300  new
                                                         power  plants,  purchase  rights  and  investments,  KELAG
           installations in 2018. In conjunction with “power partners”
                                                         contributes to avoiding around 1.16 million metric tons of
           –  selected  technicians,  electricians  and  manufacturers  –
                                                         CO2 every year.
           KELAG  offers  retail  and  business  customers  financial
           assistance  in  this  context  for  heating,  photovoltaics  and
                                                         A considerable amount of CO2 emissions is avoided in the
           energy  systems.  Alternatively,  these  energy-efficient
                                                         area of heat production by using renewable energies and
           products are also promoted directly as part of the “energy
                                                         by using waste heat from industrial processes as compared
           future” initiative.
                                                         with  individual  heating  systems  with  fossil  fuels  and
              GRI 102-2, 103-1, 103-3, 302-4, 417-1
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