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Costs, investments and fees

Costs, investments and fees

Since 2004 Hrvatska elektroprivreda has been regularly recording, monitoring and reporting about investments and cost of regular business operations regarding environment protection, within internal system of Accounting monitoring of expenses for environment protection (RETZOK).

HEP submits a report to the Central Bureau of Statistics about investments and costs of regular business operations every year, as part of the Annual report on investments in the environment protection.

HEP also reports about investments and costs of regular business operations for the environment protection in the Annual report about business operations and in the Sustainability Report.


Costs of regular business operations for environment protection


In RETZOK system, the costs of regular business operations for environment protection are monitored according to the following indicators:
  • Environment components – air, water, soil, biological and landscape diversity
  • Pressures on the environment – waste, noise and vibrations, nonionizing radiation
  • Research and development
  • Other expenses including fees


Investments for environment protection


In RETZOK system, investments for environment protection are monitored according to the following indicators:
  • Environment components – air, water, soil, biological and landscape diversity
  • Pressures on the environment – waste, noise and vibrations, nonionizing radiation
  • Research and development
  • Other investments including the projects of creating a friendly environment in local communities
 
Environment protection Costs of regular business operations (HRK thousand) Investments (HRK thousands)
Air and climate 56,023 69
Waste water 3,392 195
Waste 8,640 4,083
Protection of soil and underground water 1,488 64
Protection of nature and landscape 6,143 4,725
Protection from radiation  38 0
Research and development 41 1,140
Other (mostly fees in regular business) 67,720 348
TOTAL 2015 148,727 7,769
TOTAL 2014 143,504 10,625
TOTAL 2013 84,180 16,904
TOTAL 2012 84,796 16,396
TOTAL 2011 104,126 7,469
TOTAL 2010 87,507 10,023

 

Fees


Fees for emissions of pollutants which HEP pays to the Fund of Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency are fees for sulfur-dioxide emissions (SO2), nitrogen-oxides (NOx), environment load with hazardous and non-hazardous waste, fee for the import of accumulators and batteries and a special environment fee for motor vehicles.


Fees for NOx, SO2 and CO2


HEP’s sources, which emit more than 100 kg of SO2 and more than 30 kg of NOx annually have been paying the fee since 2004. Unit fee for one emitted tonne of SO2 and NOx in 2004 and 2005 amounted to HRK 192, and since 2006 it has amounted to HRK 310.
HEP’s sources, which emit 30 kg or more of CO2 annually paid the fee in the period between 2007 and 2013, i.e. until Croatia, and thus HEP, joined the EU-ETS system. HEP’s sources, payers of the fee for SO2 and NOx emission into the environment since 2004, and for CO2 emission from 2007 to 2013 were:
  • HEP Proizvodnja – TPP Plomin 1, TPP Plomin 2, TPP Rijeka, TPP Sisak, KTE Jertovec, TE-TO Zagreb, EL-TO Zagreb and TE-TO Osijek
  • HEP Toplinarstvo – boiler rooms for the generation of heat energy for customers in the cities of Zagreb, Sisak, Osijek and a part of Zagreb County
  • HEP Operator distribucijskog sustava – boiler rooms for heating HEP’s business offices
In line with the Regulation about changing the Regulation about unit fees, corrective coefficients and detailed criteria and standards for determining the fee for the emission of sulfur oxides into the environment in form of  sulfur-dioxide and of nitrogen oxides in form of nitrogen-dioxide, as of 1 January 2015, the obligation of paying fees for the emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) was abolished.  


Waste fees


Fees for loading waste into the environment are paid to the Fund for environment protection and energy efficiency. The fee has been paid since 2004 by plant operators who dispose of municipal and/or non-hazardous industrial waste on the landfill site and those who produce hazardous waste neither process it nor export it. Unit price for the tonne of produced and disposed non-hazardous industrial waste on the landfill site is HRK 12, and for produced, but non-processed and non-exported hazardous waste, it is HRK 100.

HEP delivers mixed municipal waste to authorized companies and it pays the fee depending on the amount of produced municipal waste or according to the surface of business premises.
HEP also pays the fee for disposing own non-hazardous waste in the process of electricity generation in Plomin thermal power plants onto the internal landfill of non-hazardous waste.

In line with the Regulation about changing the Regulation about unit fees, corrective coefficients and detailed criteria and standards for determining the fee for the emission of sulfur oxides into the environment in form of  sulfur-dioxide and of nitrogen oxides in form of nitrogen-dioxide, as of 1 January 2015, the obligation of paying fees for the emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) was abolished.  


Fee for water


The fees HEP pays to Hrvatske vode are the following:
  • Water contribution is paid in three zones – A, B and C. It is paid by the construction investor for constructing buildings, for which the application for obtaining construction permit has been submitted from 16 February 2006 onwards.
  • Fee for water regulation is paid by all owners or other holders of power to use or manage the property.
  • Fee for the use of water is paid by HEP’s plants which abstract and drain water from its natural bed, regardless of the purpose for which the water is used. The use of abstracted, i.e. drained water is defined by measuring devices which must be installed by HEP’s plants which abstract and drain water. For water delivered via public water supply system, the base for calculating the fee is the amount of used water.
  • Water protection fee is paid by HEP’s plants which discharge waste process water and cooling water. The fee consists of the basic fee which is the same for all the payers and is calculated according to the total discharged water amount determined by measurements made on measuring devices or based on the assessment. The calculation of the fee also includes the coefficient for increased pollution of discharged process water and for water with variable characteristics (temperature differences etc.) as well as the coefficient for built-in and functioning purifying water devices. Information about paid fees can be found here.


Other fees


Fees for the import of accumulators and batteries are paid to the Fund for Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency. Batteries and accumulators needed for HEP’s production processes, which cannot be bought on the Croatian market, are imported from the EU countries or from the countries outside the EU. HEP pays a fee for that.

HEP also pays a special fee for environment for motor vehicles into the Fund for Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency. For its motor vehicles HEP pays a special fee upon registration, i.e. when verifying technical correctness of the vehicle. The amount of the special fee is defined and paid according to the type of vehicle, type of engine and fuel, cylinder capacity or engine power and the age of vehicle. By conducting E-mobility projects and procuring electric vehicles and exchanging a number of HEP’s vehicles which use derivatives of fossil fuels, the emissions of air pollutants will decrease, as well as this fee.