In 2008, Karachaevo-Cherkesskiy Subsidiary spent more than 730 thousand roubles on nature-protection measures. During that time, a project was implemented for installing equipment for cleaning and removing bottom settlings at the Marukha, Aksaut, and Bolshoy Zelenchuk hydro-complexes. State control over use and protection of water bodies provided for use is also exercised by the Government of the Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic. Payment for use of water bodies is made in full to the federal budget in accordance with Chapter 25.2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. In 2008, the Karachaevo-Cherkesskiy Subsidiary paid more than 3.5 million roubles in water tax for use of the rivers Marukha, Aksaut, Bolshoy Zelenchuk and Kuban. During the reporting period, no violations of the environmental standards and requirements in the sphere of the environment protection were discovered at the Karachaevo-Cherkesskiy Subsidiary.
JSC RusHydro, being one of the biggest producers of electric power in the Russian Federation, provides consumers with a highly efficient, environmentally clean type of energy by using renewable energy sources in consideration of the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol for preventing greenhouse gas emissions.
The company fulfils the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the sphere of environmental protection, participates in discharge by Russia of its obligations deriving from international conventions ratified by the Russian Federation in the sphere of environmental protection, and strives for a constant reduction in the impact on the environment and prevention of environmental pollution.
On 15 August 2008, the Board of Directors of JSC RusHydro adopted the JSC RusHydro Environmental Policy, as well as a programme for implementing it. It is designed to intensify nature protection activities during operation of power enterprises and includes measures to improve the legislation of the Russian Federation in the sphere of environmental protection and introduction of an environmental management system within JSC RusHydro.
The current plant of nature protection measures includes equipping places for storing waste and renovating the system for storm water drainage through purification plant.