Energy efficiency

Russian Railways remains a leader among global railway companies in terms of the energy efficiency and eco-friendliness of freight and passenger transportation.

The Russian Railways Energy Conservation Programme in 2014 resulted in savings of RUB 4.1 bln The economic effect from energy conservation measures in 2013 totalled RUB 610.6 mln

As a result of implementing the Russian Railways Energy Conservation Programme, the Company’s subdivisions achieved savings of 411,700 tonnes of fuel equivalent in 2014 for a total of RUB 4.1 bln and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the amount of 742,600 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

Total consumption of fuel and energy resources by Russian Railways decreased by 135,000 tonnes of fuel equivalent (0.6%) compared with 2013 despite a 3.6% increase in transportation volume by all types of traffic.

Specific electricity consumption for train traction declined 1.5% in 2014, while diesel fuel consumption fell 2.2%.

With the target indicators for the reduction in the energy intensity of industrial activities set at 1.3% by the Russian Federal Tariffs Service for Russian Railways, the Company decreased the energy intensity of industrial activities by 1.7% in 2014.

The greatest effect was achieved by the following measures that aim to improve the Company’s energy efficiency:

In 2014, more than 2,300 of the Company’s structural divisions implemented 19,000 measures under the Energy Conservation Programme, saving RUB 4.1 bln, including due to the savings of: