Under the terms of the agreement, E.ON and DEGA will build, own and operate on-site generation facilities for the industrial parks developed and operated by DEGA in Russia. E.ON and DEGA will provide business customers who have facilities located in their business parks with energy solutions that deliver lower costs, an improved carbon footprint and a better quality power supply.
DEGA has successfully established and developed “Industrial Park Noginsk”, 30 miles east of Moscow. Tenants on the development include Russian and international blue-chip companies such as Bayer, Leroy Merlin, MegaFon, Metro and Oriflame. They are supplied with electricity and heat generated from two 15 megawatts gas-turbine CHPs, operated redundantly and in “island mode” – i.e. with no connection to the electricity grid. As part of the transaction, E.ON will acquire a majority of the DEGA subsidiary that owns and operates the existing CHPs. The partnership agreement also gives E.ON exclusive access to an attractive pipeline of further industrial parks that DEGA is developing in Russia.
Hervé Touati, CEO of E.ON Connecting Energies, said “I am delighted that we have the opportunity to enter into this partnership with DEGA. The transaction allows us to provide our customers with energy solutions that help them grow their activities faster in Russia. Our customers can focus their time and resources on their core business, while we take care of providing them with fast access to clean, reliable and affordable energy”.
Russia is one of the countries where E.ON is expanding in distributed energy. In Russia, E.ON is particularly interested in helping companies in services or light industries to accelerate their growth by providing them state-of-the-art distributed energy solutions.
The partnership with DEGA was signed with E.ON Connecting Energies, a new international unit of E.ON SE focusing on innovative energy efficiency and on-site generation solutions for businesses and the public sector.