First emission reductions transferred from Russia for Fortum's use

PRESS RELEASE 6 November 2012

The new unit at Tyumen CHP-1 has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 173,500

Fortum received the first Joint Implementation (JI) emission reduction units
(ERU) from Russia in October. These ERUs originate from Fortum's Russian
subsidiary, OAO Fortum's, new power plant unit at Tyumen CHP-1. During its
first year of operation, the plant has contributed to the reduction of carbon
dioxide emissions by 173,500 tonnes. Fortum will be able to use the resulting
emission reduction units to cover its own emissions in the EU's emission
trading scheme or sell them on the market. The emission reductions have been
verified by Bureau Veritas, an independent certification company.

"I am very happy that we have been able to contribute to climate change
mitigation also by using the Joint Implementation (JI) mechanism, which
together with emissions trading enables cost-efficient reduction of carbon
dioxide emissions. ERUs from our Joint Implementation projects with OAO Fortum
will be used in the EU emissions trading scheme. Joint Implementation projects
enable environmental improvements in energy production in our Russian energy
production plants," says Markus Rauramo, CFO, responsible for sustainability at

This new unit at Tyumen CHP-1 was the first one commissioned within Fortum’s
extensive investment programme in Russia in December 2010. The investment
programme will increase Fortum’s electricity production capacity in Russia by
2,400 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2014. The new unit's combined-cycle gas
turbine technology represents the best available technology in gas-fired power
production. Its overall energy-efficiency is 85%.

The use of Kyoto mechanisms, such as Joint Implementation, is part of Fortum’s
efforts to mitigate climate change. Earlier, apart from the Tyumen CHP-1 unit,
the Russian Ministry for Economic Development approved three other OAO Fortum
power plant units as JI projects: the Chelyabinsk CHP-3 unit and two Nyagan
GRES units. These JI projects, as defined in the Kyoto Protocol, will reduce
carbon dioxide emissions in Russia.

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For more information:
Kari Kankaanpää, Sustainability Manager, Climate and Environmental Affairs:
tel. +358 50 453 2330


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