22.02.2017  Information and Public Relations Administration Rosenergoatom Concern JSC

Rosenergoatom Concern public reporting was discussed at Beloyarsk NPP

On 21 February 2017 a dialogue meeting with the parties concerned to discuss priority topics of the Rosenergoatom Concern annual public report for 2016 took place at Beloyarsk NPP (Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Oblast).

The representatives of state authorities, municipal administration of Zarechny and other cities of the Concern presence, the Public Chamber of Sverdlovsk Oblast, branches of the Concern (nuclear power plants and subsidiaries), social and environmental organizations, the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Moscow Center, and the media participated in this event. It is held annually in the framework of the Concern reporting campaign.

In the course of the meeting the Deputy Director on NPP Production and Operation – the Director of the NPP Operation and Nuclear Fuel Control Department Oleg Chernikov presented a report on the safety of operating nuclear power plants and the results of the Concern activities in 2016. He noted that the safety of the nuclear power plant at all its life-cycle stages is Rosenergoatom Concern’s priority task. In 2016 the Concern’s plants have generated 196.37 billion kWh of electric energy, exceeding the FAS balance target. Over 25 years of operation the Concern quartered the number of violations at Russian NPPs, with no violations above Level 1 according to the INES international scale since 1999. Oleg Chernikov noted, “In general, the persistent trends of NPP safe operation improvement remain unchanged; the personnel and management commitment to safety culture principles is demonstrated at every level. Environmental activities of Russian NPPs fully ensure the compliance with legal requirements.”

The Head of the Total Compensation and Social Protection Division Elvira Vasilieva presented a report on the Concern's corporate social responsibility. She noted that social spending rose by 4% in 2016, amounting 2.77 billion rubles. Social spending per employee also rose to 78 thousand rubles. A significant part of the spending is for sport and cultural events, and employees’ health resort treatment. The Concern spent 502.5 million rubles for charity in 2016, and 505.5 million rubles more is planned for 2017.

The participants were also were presented with reports on the launch of innovative FN-800 reactor and Beloyarsk NPP social responsibility.

As the participants noted, this meeting once again demonstrated the policy of openness and transparency of Rosenergoatom Concern JSC, its active attraction of general public to the discussion of the Concern’s various aspects. The discussers made recommendations and comments on the presentation of information in the Concern public record in 2016, which will be considered in the future.

The Deputy of the Sverdlovsk Oblast Legislative Assembly, the Deputy Chairman of the Industry, Innovation Policy and Entrepreneurship Committee Oleg Korchagin described, “The strongest impression I’ve got there was when I witnessed the working unit. We’ve seen the professionalism of those engineers who were at the main control room and were ready to answer any questions and to really demonstrate that the engineering solutions made the fourth unit (FN-800) better than the third unit (FN-600). Today in the report it was said the technology of fast-neutron reactors is being developed. The systems of passive protection, which are incorporated in the fourth unit, and the even better ones to be incorporated in the fifth unit (FN-1200), have really successful future. Beloyarsk NPP’s openness in terms of economic activities and environmental impact showed that the FN technology really leads to clean energy, stable power unit operation, and as a result to the prosperity of surrounding areas that obtain electric energy from the nuclear power plant. Social policy demonstrated by the Concern shows clear evidence of this: it develops sport, culture, and health services. It’s probably one of the best corporate practices in the country, even if compared with other state corporations.”

The Deputy Governor – the Sverdlovsk Oblast Minister of Finance Galina Kulachenko noted, “It is difficult to overestimate the Concern’s contribution to the plants’ host areas. It is very important that such organizations are located in the Sverdlovsk Oblast. We have a full understanding in terms of our relations further development. This is the result of a good system of work for a number of years.”

The member of the Public Chamber of Sverdlovsk Oblast, the President of non-profit partnership Ural Association of Environmentally Responsible Companies Mikhail Belenkiy evaluated the results of the event saying the following, “I have the most positive opinion. Today we’ve seen the fully operating FN-800 and made sure that it is safe and reliable. We’ve also discovered that Rosatom, the Concern and Beloyarsk NPP were carrying out an extensive work on the safe use of nuclear energy.”

The Head of Zarechny Urban Okrug Andrey Zakhartsev emphasized, “The city’s most important event of the last year was putting the fourth power unit into commercial operation. It makes the city Zarechny not only more significant in Sverdlovsk Oblast, but also known far beyond Russian borders. Strategic development and Zarechny future is associated with the development of Beloyarsk NPP. We hope that the fifth power unit (FN-1200) will no longer be a philosophical thing, but rather a practical implementation of this project.”

The Rosenergoaton Concern (the power division of the Rosatom State Corporation) includes 10 Russian nuclear power stations bearing the status of the Concern’s affiliate companies, along with the vendors catering for the needs of the generation company. All in all, the 10 nuclear power stations operate 34 power blocks* (*excluding the Novovoronezh NPP’s 6th power block being at the pilot production stage): 17 of them operate VVER reactors (12 VVER-1000 power blocks and 5 VVER-440 power blocks of different modifications); 15 of them with channel reactors (11 power blocks with RMBK-1000 reactors, four power blocks with EGP-6 reactors); and 2 power blocks with fast neutron sodium cooling reactors (BN-600 and BN-800). At the moment, the Rosenergoatom NPPs account for 18.6% of the whole electricity output in the

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