Enel Russia continues strong performance in 1H 2017

  • The increase in EBITDA is explained by the same key factors which influenced the first quarter of the year: higher DPM revenues received by CCGT units, better power generation margins as well as fixed costs containment.
  • EBIT increase and lower net financial charges contributed to the growth of net income.



1H 2017     

1H 2016     














Net income



~5 times

Net debt at the end of the period                  




“The first half of 2017 results reflect continuous positive dynamics already shown over the first quarter of the year. The Company posted solid financials boosted by increased capacity payments despite the drop in electricity output mainly caused by overcapacity in the market”

– Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, General Director of Enel Russia

Moscow, July 27th, 2017 – PJSC Enel Russia has published its operating and reviewed financial results for the first half of 2017in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Revenues increased, mainly attributable to:

  • higher DPM revenues received by both CCGT units, entering their seventh year of operation (as provided for by the DPM pricing methodology approved by the government);  
  • higher capacity sales by Nevinnomysskaya CCGT (as the unit was in outage at the beginning of 2016);
  • higher regulated power sales due to tariff increase enforced in July 2016;
  • better free market power prices in the Southern region, mainly due to increased electricity consumption, as well as to high water availability recorded at a later stage during 1H 2017 and resulting in favorable pricing in April.  

This increase has more than offset the lower production of the company’s facilities that was mainly attributable to:

  • lower conventional gas equipment use by the System Operator due to overcapacity in the Central and Urals region;  
  • higher amount of planned maintenance works at coal facilities over the second quarter of 2017.

EBITDA grew significantly, largely thanks to increased revenues, additionally supported by fixed costs decline, mainly due to efficient overhead management activities.

The increase in EBIT reflected EBITDA growth.

Net income reflected EBIT growth, additionally supported by lower net financial charges that were mainly attributable to:

  • optimisation of the company’s debt portfolio structure, including a decreased exposure to euro/rouble exchange rate fluctuations;
  • lower level of debt compared with 1H 2016;
  • the recording in the first quarter of 2016 of a one-off accounting adjustment associated to the early repayment of a loan with Royal Bank of Scotland.

Net debt at the end of the reporting period increased on the figure posted as of December 31st, 2016, mainly due to taxes and financial charges paid over the period.



1H 2017         

1H 2016      


Net power output (GWh)




Power sales (GWh)




Heat sales (thousand Gcal)           




Net power output decreased, relating to mixed dynamics affecting Enel Russia’s power plants, in particular:

  • Konakovskaya output dropped by 20%, affected by higher availability of nuclear facilities in the Central region;
  • Sredneuralskaya output dropped by 11%, mainly attributable to lower equipment use by the System Operator, caused by overcapacity in the Urals region;
  • Reftinskaya output lowered by 4%, largely due to planned maintenance activities held over the second quarter of 2017.

This increase was partially offset by:

  • Nevinnomysskaya output recovery by a solid 23%, which is explained by the CCGT unit maintenance during the first three months of 2016, as well as higher equipment utilisation by the System Operator due to increased demand in Southern Russia in 1H 2017.

Power sales were down due to the abovementioned net power output dynamics.

Heat sales decreased slightly, mostly attributable to a reduction in the volumes purchased from Sredneuralskaya GRES.

Enel Russia continues strong performance in 1H 2017

PDF (84.81 Kb) Download