Air protection

Nováky

Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. has maintained from a long-term point of view a decreasing trend in the area of air pollution over the past years. Minimizing the company's impact on the environment is mainly caused by preferential use of nuclear and hydroelectric power plants, optimization of electricity generation in thermal power plants, efficient operation of emission abatement devices in Nováky power plant and partial replacement of fossil fuels by biomass in Vojany power plants. Most of electricity supplied from the operation of SE (more than 92%) was not burdened with emissions released to the air (generation from nuclear, hydro and photovoltaic power plants).

The decrease of carbon dioxide emissions in the amount of almost 25k tons can be attributed mainly to the replacement of fossil fuels with wood chips – biomass in fluidized-bed boilers of Vojany Power Plant in total amount of 20 956 tons.