The company is a large hotel and spa resort on the Russian Black Sea coast. The resort has a long history and assets from the Soviet times. Electricity provided by the regional grid system proved to be unstable with frequent interruptions. The power black-outs were permanently disturbing guests’ comfort and caused additional costs from damaged food and medicine.
To solve the problem, the company contacted the RuSEFF team for an advisory package and financing of possible investment measures. The RuSEFF team supported the company with a feasibility study, which showed the CHP unit to be an efficient solution.
The €811,000 investment allowed the company to gain independence from the external electricity supply and generate free heat in the winter. The company’s energy consumption was reduced by 8,180 MWh per year, leading to annual cost savings of €393,000. This means the investment will be repaid from energy savings in less than three years and following this the cost savings can be seen as additional income. The company will feel the benefits of the investment immediately through reduced energy bills and improved operations. In addition, the company reduced its CO2 emissions by 985 tonnes per year, making an important contribution to the mitigation of the negative effects of human activity on the climate.
This project demonstrates that energy efficiency investments can deliver high cost savings for large production companies. Therefore, it is worth checking the energy saving potential of possible investment measures to choose the most profitable and attractive investment.