Within JSC RusHydro Subsidiary - Cheboksarskaya HPP, a complex of measures has been developed and its being implemented for implementing the environmental policy of the JSC RusHydro holding company for 2009-2011.
The JSC RusHydro Environmental Policy is designed to intensify nature protection measures during operation of power enterprises, raise the level of environmental safety and implement a comprehensive approach to the use of natural power resources. 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, JSC RusHydro Subsidiary - Cheboksarskaya HPP will spend over 3 million roubles on nature protection measures.
The core business of the Cheboksarskaya HPP consists in production of electric power, during which no harmful pollution of the atmosphere is created and emissions from auxiliary production do not exceed the permitted levels. It should be noted that, right from the start, environmentally clean hydro-turbines precluding oil finding its way directly into the Volgun and unequalled in the Soviet Union were installed at the Cheboksarskaya HPP. The personnel of the power plant exercise environmental analysis control over industrial emissions into the atmosphere and discharge of waste water into the river. The results of the studies performed are sent regularly to the controlling authorities. All auxiliary production units of the Cheboksarskaya HPP abide strictly by the rules for placement, storage, transportation of waste and the safety regulations during its handling, and control is exercised over their formation, collection and disposal. In 2008, no violations of the environmental standards and requirements in the sphere of environmental protection were identified at the power plant .
Over the next two years, at the Cheboksarskaya HPP a whole complex of environmental measures will be implemented: to reduce the effect of production and consumption on the environment, to landscape and plant the area of the HPP, to develop a design for purification plant for waste water from the HPP building, and to monitor pollution. This year, JSC RusHydro Subsidiary - Cheboksarskaya HPP plans to have its environmental management system certified for compliance with the ISO 14001 international standard.