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Prof Dr Dominik Godde, Director Fleet Management Hydro, E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH ...

Prof Dr Dominik Godde, Director Fleet Management Hydro, E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH

SESSION 7: Incorporating sustainability into business practice
The expectations on organisations involved in hydropower have increased

dramatically, both at the corporate and project levels. The scope of accountability

has grown from the technical, legal, financial and regulatory, to broader

developmental responsibilities and greater disclosure. It is a strategic challenge

to adjust business and information systems to incorporate sustainability into

assessment, planning, operations, reporting and reviewing. An international panel

will discuss this challenge from a range of perspectives.


For more information about this event, visit: http://ihacongress.org

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  • 1. Prof Dr Dominik GoddeE.ON Kraftwerke GmbHIncorporating Sustainability into Business Practices –A Utility’s PerspectivePresented at theIHA 2013 World Congress
  • 2. Incorporating Sustainability into Business Practices –A Utility’s PerspectiveDominik GoddeIHA Congress 2013, Session 7Kuching, Malaysia
  • 3. Sustainability’s roots go far backIHA Congress 2013, Kuching2Geology of mankindPaul J. Crutzen
  • 4. Sustainability follows the route of “Health & Safety”IHA Congress 2013, Kuching3Measurement tools available: OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, DowJones Sustainability Index, EU-Commission reports, HSAP
  • 5. Why at all to care for sustainability?IHA Congress 2013, Kuching4E.ON Global Unit GenerationNuclear CCGTSteamHydroGoodwill of interest groups, approval of authorities, requirementsof financers are excellent reasons to care for sustainability
  • 6. The E.ON Hydro Fleet applied the HSAP at the 124 MWWalchensee Power Plant in Bavaria, GermanyIHA Congress 2013, Kuching5E.ON Global Unit GenerationNuclear CCGTSteamHydroLake WalchenType of plant StorageCommissioned 1924Design discharge 84 m³/sHead 197 mInstalled capacity 124 MWAnnual production 293 GWhType of turbine Francis / PeltonNo. of units 4 / 4Voltage level 110 kVFirst Europeanapplication of theIHA HydropowerSustainabilityAssessmentProtocolLake Kochel
  • 7. Various expectations towards measuring sustainabilityperformance at HPP WalchenseeIHA Congress 2013, Kuching6Walchensee Power PlantCapacity building to organize Protocol applications in variousenvironments in and outside EuropeIdentification of sustainability performance gaps by using thelikely high-performing plant as a potential controlIdentification of opportunities to acquire a scoring level 5(proven best practice) or to optimize investments insustainability
  • 8. HSAP teaches a common language when talking aboutsustainabilityIHA Congress 2013, Kuching7LanguageProtocol allows to jointly define and measure sustainableactions, which is in the interest of all parties involved.
  • 9. HSAP assessment is not for free …IHA Congress 2013, Kuching810People200Documents50,000Euro30Interviews1Pr. Mgr.
  • 10.  Generation of knowledge,capabilities andawareness… but the Protocol pays offIHA Congress 2013, Kuching9General benefits through…(company level)Concrete input for…(operational level)Intangible Tangible Reduction of business risks Corporate decision-makingregarding prioritization ofinvestments Local stakeholdercommunication Professional projectmanagement Operational excellenceinitiatives Continuous improvementmeasuresValue DriversTechnical, environmental,social, and financial risksSmaller projects: Internal(unofficial) assessmentLarger, prestigious projectsof public interest: External(official) assessmentAddressing key risks andsustainability issues earlyin the development phase
  • 11. IHA Congress 2013, Kuching10SustainabilityPerformance(scores)EconomicViability(IRR)StrategicRationale(yes/no)A project’s sustainability profile can be aninvestment criterionEarlyStagePrepa-rationImplemen-tationOperationInformed selection of themost promising projectsImprovement sustainabilityperformance to foster internalconsensus and external acceptanceA better assessment of therisk profile of an assetunder constructionGuide resource allocation tooptimize sustainabilityperformance
  • 12. ConclusionsIHA Congress 2013, Kuching11“Sustainability” developed over long time and becomes more and more “usual business”.The HSAP has the potential to generally become part of hydro power projects / plants,including decision processes.HSAP assessments require resources which pay off.Many external and internal reasons exist to seriously care for sustainability.
  • 13. Incorporating Sustainability into Business Practices –A Utility’s PerspectiveDominik GoddeE.ON Kraftwerke GmbHdominik.godde@eon.com