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EU1 Installed capacity in MW

EVN has a power-generating capacity of 1,787 MW of electricity. As well as the three EVN AG thermal power plants in Dürnrohr (coal/gas), Theiß (gas/oil), and Korneuburg (gas), the “green-power” subsidiary evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H. operates five storage and 64 run-of-river hydro power plants as well as 63 wind power plants operating at seven wind parks. In addition, three wind parks with a total of 26 wind power plants are planned in Lower Austria. Production will commence in 2011 and 2012. EVN also has electricity procurement rights for the Danube power plants Melk, Greifenstein and Freudenau and holds a one-third participation in the Nußdorf power plant in Vienna. EVN Wärme GmbH operates two combined heat and power (CHP) plants with biomass, and two cogeneration plants as well as two cogeneration units that run on gas. The company’s Macedonian subsidiary EVN Macedonia AD owns eleven small-scale hydropower plants with a total capacity of 46 MW. Seven of them are currently leased out for revitalisation purposes. In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, EVN owns a district heating power plant with an electrical power generation of 55 MW.

The entire gas sourcing and trading process is handled by EconGas, a joint venture of the EnergieAllianz-Austria-Partners active in the natural gas sector, and by EGBV Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH and OMV. By outsourcing this stage of the value creation process, a competitive unit, benefiting from its procurement volume, was created. Security of supply is ensured through long-term supply contracts and large storage capacities. During the reporting year 2008/09, all supply contracts were renewed and their terms extended beyond the year 2020. In addition to natural gas, EVN will extend its commitment to biogas.

The heat is obtained from district heating, local heating and cogeneration plants, operated on biomass, natural, bio- and liquid gas. The cogeneration plants run on the combined heat and power (CHP) principle. This makes it possible to harvest the waste heat during power generation. Also, as much heat as possible is harvested from the thermal power plants for district heating. Furthermore, EVN operates two waste incineration plants with a total of 152 MW combustible thermal output for energy production.

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Power generation capacities of EVN power plants MW per 30.9.2010
1) Including cogeneration and combined heat and power plants in Austria and Bulgaria
2) Including procurement rights from Danube hydro power plants and small-scale hydropower plants in Macedonia
Thermal power1)   1,421
thereof coal   398
thereof gas   1,023
Hydropower2)   235
Wind power   120
Photovoltaics   1
Biomass   10
Total   1,787

EU2 Energy generation in GWh

In the reporting year, some 3.7 TWh of electricity were generated; 64% from thermal and 36% from renewable energy. In the long term, the share of power from renewables is planned to increase to 50%. The reserve ratio from own generation is close to 18.2% for the 2009/10 business year.

EVN energy generation by energy sources EVN heat generation by energy sources in Lower Austria

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Power generation GWh 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Electricity generation volumes   3,653 3,477 4,022
thereof thermal energy sources   2,352 2,211 2,722
thereof renewable energy sources   1,300 1,267 1,300

EU3 Customer numbers

EVN has approximately 3.6 million customers. In the environmental business, EVN supplies around 0.5 million customers in Lower Austria with water. In Central and Eastern Europe, EVN has almost 14 million customers. For further information regarding customer connections see page 3 of the report. Between 60% and 70% of all customers are private households. Due to competition laws there is no more exact breakdown.

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EVN customer units as of 30.9.2010
1) Of which directly supplied - 2010: 58,800; 2009: 50,000; 2008: 41,500.
2) Population equivalent: Industrial wastewater converted to household water.
Power grid 3,255.000
Gas grid 289,000
Heat grid 78,000
Customer units in total 3,622.000
   
EVN customers as of 30.9.2010
Water (Austria)1) 493,000
International drinking water and wastewater business (PE2)) 14 Mio.

EU4 Total length of long-distance and distribution lines (grids)

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Network lengths - Energy km 2009/10
Power grids   131,905
Gas grids   13,540
Heating grids   586
Network lengths in total   146,031

For further information on network lengths see page 3 of this report. Due to current companyspecific constraints and internal regulations there is no further elaboration of details.

EU5 Quota of CO2 emission certificates

To make a sufficiently large contribution towards the achievements of the Austrian emission reduction target of 13% by 2012, a trading system based on greenhouse gas emission certificates has been implemented. For the second trading period (2008–2012), plant operators may obtain free certificates based on their historical emission levels, taking due account of savings achieved. Beyond that, plant operators are obliged to purchase emission certificates. Operators also have the opportunity to deploy a certain number of emission certificates from dedicated climate protection projects (Certified Emission Reductions (CER) and/or Emission Reduction Units (ERU)). In the context of the National Allocation Plan II (2008–2012), EVN obtained free CO2 emission certificates worth around 1.58m tons. This value lies between 0.5m to 0.8m tons less than the annual average value. In order to cover the CO2 requirements, EVN participates in the emission certificate trading process. In Bulgaria, EVN is a pioneer, being the first to trade CO2 certificates there.

In April 2009, the legal framework conditions for the third trading period (2013–2020) were fixed. The plan is to auction off all available certificates for the power generation sector from 2013. The price for CO2 certificates amounted EUR 14.23 per ton in the reporting year.

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