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Wednesday 22 July, 2020

PJSC RusHydro

RusHydro Group announces its operating results for the 2Q 2020

PJSC RusHydro (HYDR)
PJSC RusHydro: RusHydro Group announces its operating results for the 2Q 2020

22-Jul-2020 / 12:59 CET/CEST
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RusHydro Group announces its operating results for the 2Q 2020

July 22, 2020. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MICEX-RTS, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces operating results for the 2nd quarter of 2020, of the parent company and subsidiaries of RusHydro Group reflected in consolidated financial statements.

RusHydro Group's total electricity production including Boguchanskaya HPP in the first half of the year increased by 23.6% to 77.7 GWh1 while electricity production and consumption in UES of Russia decreased by 3.6% and 2.8% respectively. The Group's share in electricity production in Russian increased to 14.7% as compared to 11.5% in the first half of 2019.

2Q key highlights:

  • 40,263 GWh - total electricity generation by RusHydro Group including Boguchanskaya hydropower plant (+26.5%)¹;
  • 29,927 GWh - electricity output from hydro and pumped storage plants excl. Boguchanskaya HPP (+34.0%)2;
  • 6,019 GWh - electricity output from thermal power plants (+4.2%)3;
  • 110 GWh - electricity output from alternative renewable energy facilities (-2.8%);
  • 10,194 GWh - total electricity output from power plants in the Far Eastern Federal District (+3.3%)3;
  • 4,842 thousand Gcal/h - heat output from thermal power plants in the Far Eastern Federal District (+5.4%);
  • 4,073 GWh - sales by Group's electricity retail companies (-5.9%).

1H key highlights:

  • 77,742 GWh - total electricity generation by RusHydro Group including Boguchanskaya hydropower plant (+23.6%)1;
  • 54,696 GWh - electricity output from hydro and pumped storage plants excl. Boguchanskaya HPP (+32.0%)2;
  • 13,976 GWh - electricity output from thermal power plants (+0.5%)3;
  • 226 GWh - electricity output from alternative renewable energy facilities (+2.8%);
  • 23,349 GWh - total electricity output from power plants in the Far Eastern Federal District (+5.1%);
  • 16,964 thousand Gcal/h - heat output from thermal power plants in the Far Eastern Federal District (+1.9%)3;
  • 9,446 GWh - sales by Group's electricity retail companies (-4.8%).

Electricity generation by the plants of RusHydro Group, GWh2

 

2Q'20

2Q'19

chg, %

1H'20

1H'19

chg, %

Center of Russia

16,386

11,177

46.6%

28,759

19,360

48.6%

South of Russia and North Caucasus

1,934

2,146

-9.9%

3,203

3,315

-3.4%

Siberia

7,541

5,024

50.1%

13,588

10,666

27.4%

Total for the price zones

25,861

18,347

41.0%

45,550

33,341

36.6%

Far East

3,567

3,403

4.8%

7,936

6,581

20.6%

RAO ES East3

6,627

6,468

2.4%

15,413

15,639

-1.4%

TOTAL

36,056

28,219

27.8%

68,900

55,561

21.8%

incl. by HPPs, PSPPs4

29,927

22,330

34.0%

54,696

41,430

32.0%

incl. by TPPs and other

6,019

5,776

4.2%

13,976

13,911

0.5%

Incl. by alt. renewables (geothermal, solar, wind)

110

113

-2.8%

226

220

2.8%

Boguchanskaya HPP

4,207

3,619

16.2%

8,843

7,360

20.2%

 

 

The underlying factors of the production change in January-June 2020 were:

 

  • water inflows to the reservoirs of the Volga-Kama cascade, Siberia and the Far East above the normal level;
  • increase of electricity consumption in the Far East by 4.9%;
  • increase of heat output in the Far East driven by weather conditions.

 

Center of Russia

Due to early flooding season thaw period coming a month earlier than expected water inflow to Ribynskaya, Zhigulevskaya and Kamskaya HPPs was at the all-time high historic level. Inflows to other reservoirs of the Volga-Kama cascade was 1.5-6.4x the normal level. Total water inflow to the reservoirs of the Volga-Kama cascade reached 58.8 km3 (normal level - 23.5 km3).

In the second quarter of the year water inflow to the majority of reservoirs on the Volga River was 45-75% pf the normal level. At the same time, water inflow to Shekskinskoye, Kuybishevskoye and Nizhnekamskoye reservoirs was at the normal level while inflows to the reservoir of Kamskaya HPP were 35% above the normal level. Total water inflow to the reservoirs of the Volga-Kama cascade in the second quarter was 144 km3 (normal level - 159 km3).

In July water inflows to the majority of reservoirs on the Volga and the Kama Rivers will be at the normal level. Water inflow to Uglichskoye and Cheboksarskoye reservoirs is expected 1.4-1.5x of the normal level. Total water inflow to the reservoirs of the Volga-Kama cascade in July is expected at 13.7-17.7 km3 (normal level - 14.5 km3). As of 15.07.2020, water storage at the reservoirs of the cascade was at the normal level.

Total electricity production by the hydropower plants of the Volga-Kama cascade and Zagorsksaya pumped storage in the second quarter of 2020 increased by 46.6% to 16,386 GWh as compared to the second quarter of 2019. In the first half of the year production amounted to 27,759 GWh (+48.6%) as compared to corresponding period of 2019.

 

South of Russia and North Caucasus

In the first half of the year, total water inflow to Chirkeyskaya HPP on the Sulak River was slightly below the normal level. In July 2020, total water inflow is expected below the normal level.

In 2Q 2020, total electricity production by the hydropower plants in the South of Russia and North Caucasus decreased by 9.9% to 1,934 GWh as compared to the corresponding period last year, in the first half of the year - amounted to 3,227 GWh (-3.4%).

 

Siberia

Water inflows to the reservoirs of Siberia in the first quarter of 2020 were above the normal level by 30-35%. In the second quarter, water inflows were at the normal level.

In July 2020 water inflows to Sayano-Shushenskoye and Novosibirskoye reservoirs are expected at the normal level As of 15.07.2020, water storage at the reservoirs was at the normal level. 

Overall electricity production by the hydropower plants in Siberia increased by 50.1% in 2Q 2020 to 7,541 GWh, in the first half of the year - 13,588 GWh (+27.4%). Boguchanskaya HPP in 2Q 2020 produced 4,207 GWh an increase of 16.2% over the corresponding period last year, the first half of the year - 7,360 GWh (+20.2%).

 

Far East

In 1Q 2020 water inflows to Zeyskoye and Kolymskoe reservoirs were 65-85% above the normal level, in 2Q 2020 - 5-25% above the normal level. In July water inflows to Zeyskoye reservoir are expected 15-45% above the normal level, to Kolymskoye reservoir - at the normal level of.

Total electricity generated by hydropower plants in the Far East (not included in the RAO ES East subgroup) in 2Q 2020 increased by 4.8% to 3,567 GWh against the same period last year, in 1H 2020 - increased by 20.6% and amounted to 7,936 GWh.

Total electricity generated by RAO ES East subgroup in the second quarter of 2020 amounted to 6,627 GWh, an increase of 2.4% as compared to the second quarter of 2019. The main driver behind the production growth was growth of electricity consumption in the region by 4.1%. JSC Far Eastern Generating Company's (DGK) share of electricity generated was 69% or 4,593 GWh, an increase of 4.3% against the same period last year.

In first half of the year, total electricity generation by RAO ES East subgroup decreased by 1.4% to 15,413 GWh against the corresponding period of 2019. The decline in production came on the back of increase of hydropower output in UES of East.

Heat output by thermal plants of RAO ES East Subgroup in the second quarter of 2020 increased by 5.4% to 4,842 GCal as compared to the corresponding period of 2020. In the first half of the year heat output increased by 1.9% to 17,124 GCal due to lower air temperatures in the regions of presence of JSC DGK, PJSC Yakutskenergo, PJSC Magadanenergo and JSC Chukotenergo.

Heat output by thermal plants of RAO ES of the East Subgroup, '000 GCal

 

2Q'20

2Q'19

chg, %

1H'20

1H'19

chg, %

JSC DGK incl.

3,074

2,843

8.1%

11,294

10,971

2.9%

  Primorye power system

707

598

18.2%

2,382

2,202

8.2%

  Khabarovsk power system

1,703

1,632

4.4%

6,502

6,465

0.6%

  Amur power system

365

322

13.4%

1,346

1,252

7.6%

  South Yakutsk power district

299

291

3.0%

1,063

1,052

1.0%

JSC RAO ES East (CHPP Vostochnaya)

166

161

3.4%

519

494

5.2%

PJSC Yakutskenergo

330

321

2.7%

1,398

1,377

1.5%

UES of East

3,570

3,325

7.4%

13,211

12,842

2.9%

Yakutsk power system incl.

165

171

-3.6%

680

702

-3.0%

  JSC Sakhaenergo

12

12

-6.7%

40

46

-11.3%

  JSC Teploenergoservice

153

159

-3.3%

640

656

-2.5%

Kamchatka power system incl.

442

449

-1.5%

1,203

1,236

-2.6%

  PJSC Kamchatskenergo

434

434

0.0%

1,165

1,187

-1.9%

  JSC KSEN

8

14

-45.9%

38

48

-20.6%

Magadan power system

249

241

3.2%

723

717

0.9%

Chukotka AO power system

91

89

2.2%

251

240

4.5%

Sakhalin power system

325

318

2.0%

895

911

-1.8%

Isolated power systems

1,272

1,268

0.3%

3,753

3,805

-1.4%

TOTAL

4,842

4,593

5.4%

16,964

16,647

1.9%

 

Electricity retail

Total electricity output by RusHydro Group's energy retail companies in 2Q 2020 decreased by 2.1% to 9,823 GWh as compared to 2Q 2019; in the first half of the year - decreased slightly by 0.1% to 23,362 GWh. The decrease came on the back of climate factor and suspension of operations amid lockdown measures related to the sanitary-epidemiologic situation driven by COVID-19 virus spread.

In the second quarter of 2020, total electricity output by RusHydro's retail companies, operating in Chuvashia, Ryazan and Krasnoyarsk regions, decreased by 5.9% and amounted to 4,073 GWh, in the first half of the year - decreased by 4.8% and amounted to 9,446 GWh.

Electricity output by PJSC DEK (energy retail company operating in the Primorskiy Krai, Khabarovskiy Krai, Amur region and Jewish Autonomous region, the main supplier of electricity to the population in the second non-price zone of the wholesale energy market) in the second quarter of 2020 slightly decreased by 0.3% and amounted to 4,448 GWh, in the first half of the year - increased by 1.3% to 11,023 GWh.

Total electricity output by RusHydro's companies located in the isolated energy systems in the Far East Federal District amounted to 1,302 GWh in 2Q 2020, an increase of 4.4% as compared to the same period last year, in the first half of the year - increased by 5.5% to 2,893 GWh.

 

Electricity output by RusHydro Group's retail companies, GWh

 

2Q'20

2Q'19

chg, %

1H'20

1H'19

chg, %

PJSC Krasnoyarskenergosbyt

2,365

2,609

-9.4%

5,707

6,143

-7.1%

JSC Chuvash retail company

691

731

-5.5%

1,603

1,668

-3.9%

PJSC Ryazan retail company

555

557

-0.5%

1,203

1,255

-4.1%

JSC ESC RusHydro

463

430

7.7%

933

859

8.6%

Total

4,073

4,327

-5.9%

9,446

9,924

-4.8%

PJSC DEK (for reference)

4,448

4,461

-0.3%

11,023

10,883

1.3%

Isolated energy systems (for reference)

1,302

1,247

4.4%

2,893

2,742

5.5%

Total by Group

9,823

10,035

-2.1%

23,362

23,549

-0.1%

 

Water inflows forecast

According to the forecast of the Hydrometeorology Center of Russia, the following dynamics of water inflows to the major reservoirs is expected in the 3rd quarter of 2020:

  • Total water inflows to reservoirs on Volga River are expected at the normal level;
  • Inflows to the reservoirs on the rivers of Siberia and Southern Caucasus are expected to be at the normal level or slightly below it;
  • In the Far East inflows to Zeyskoye and Kolymskoye reservoirs are expected to be at or slightly above the long-run average.

 

 

1 The Boguchanskaya hydropower plant is part of the Boguchanskiy Energy and Metals Complex (BEMO), a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between RusHydro and UC RUSAL, and is not part of RusHydro Group. According to RusHydro's shareholding in the JV (50%), the results of the plant are reported in the official financial statements in "Share of results of associates and jointly controlled entities". Operations of the HPP have been put into the press-release for general reference.

2 excluding Aremenia. On 11.03.2020 RusHydro has finalized divestment of its assets in Armenia to PJSC Hrazdan Power Company (HrazTES, Tashir Group).

3 excludes Primorksaya GRES which was sold to SUEK Group in June 2020.

4 Includes generation by HPPs of JSC RusHydro, Kolymskaya HPP and Viluiskie HPPs (RAO ES East Subgroup).

 

 

About RusHydro

RusHydro Group is the leading producer of renewable energy in Russia. It is Russia's largest hydrogenerating company and the fourth in the world with over 400 generating facilities. The Group's total electricity generation capacity including Boguchanskaya HPP is 38.0 GW.

 

For more information:

Investor Relations Department

Tel. +7 (495) 122 0555 ext. 1304

[email protected]

 

The information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of RusHydro. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "will," "could," "may" or "might," the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially from these statements. We do not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change in our industries, as well as many other risks specifically related to RusHydro and its operations.

 



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