Reduction of emissions

In order to reduce and control greenhouse gas emissions, REN has been implementing over the past years an action plan to reduce direct emissions of such gases, in particular with regard to emissions of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a gas used as an electrical insulator (dielectric) in various high voltage equipment.

To learn about best practices in handling this gas, REN attends international working groups where these issues are discussed.

REN also strives to minimise its environmental impact associated with greenhouse gas emissions by implementing different measures, in particular:

- Control of natural gas purges which occur along the gas network;

- Preventive maintenance of infrastructures, responsible for the largest amount of CO2 equivalent indirect emissions into the atmosphere and for the direct emission of SF6;

- Decrease in indirect emissions associated with Group employees' travel by arranging videoconferences whenever possible between the various facilities and international meetings;

- Promoting and incentivising train rather than light vehicle travel for work-related journeys.