Within JSC RusHydro Subsidiary-Votkinskaya HPP, a complex of measures is being carried out to implement the JSC RusHydro environmental policy for 2009-2011
The JSC RusHydro Environmental Policy is designed to intensify nature protection measures during operation of power enterprises. It includes measures to improve the legislation of the Russian Federation in the sphere of environmental protection and introduce an environmental management system in JSC RusHydro. In 2009, more than 12 million roubles were spent at JSC RusHydro Subsidiary-Votkinskaya HPP on environmental protection measures.
Within the scope of the measures to improve the environmental activities, in the current year JSC RusHydro — Votkinskaya HPP plans to replace the oil pressure installations of hydro-units Nos. 2 and 4; to renovate the oil collection system; to renovate compressor station 1, replace the seals of the rotor wheels of two turbines, overhaul the faces of the left bank of the spillway canal and perform other work. In addition, managers and specialists will be trained in environmental protection and environmental safety.
Control over the surface waters of the head and tail races is carried out quarterly by FGUZ Centre for hygiene and epidemiology, which holds a relevant accreditation certificate. One a month, the sewage flowing into the city sewer system is checked by accredited laboratory OOO Tshaikovskaya Textile Company. Due control is also exercised over emissions into the atmosphere. The power plant's core activity consists in generating electric power, which does not cause any atmospheric pollution, while emissions from auxiliary types of production (such as manual welding and painting of equipment and wood working) do not exceed the set standards. All auxiliary production at the Votkinskaya HPP is carried out in strict observance of the rules for placement, storage, transportation and safety regulations for handling waste and the formation, collection and disposal of such waste is carried out under strict control.
There have been no recent violations of environmental standards and requirements in the sphere of environmental protection at JSC RusHydro Subsidiary- Votkinskaya HPP.