OMV Petrom installed photovoltaic panels in 33 OMV branded filling stations and in 7 Petrom-branded filling stations, so that they can be supplied with green energy and reduce the consumption of conventional energy.
By installing photovoltaic panels, more than 10 percent of the electricity needs of the filling stations is supplied from solar energy. The investment in this project amounts to 1.3 million Euro.
“We are constantly interested in reducing our carbon footprint in all our business segments, including refining and distribution activities,” said Radu Caprau, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board responsible for Downstream Oil.
“This year we further pursued our environmentally-friendly initiatives including the setup of photovoltaic panels in filling stations. Our plan is to increase the number of filling stations equipped with photovoltaic panels to 78 by the end of the year.”
The photovoltaic panels produce more than 30,000 kWh of green energy per year in each filling station, which is the equivalent of an annual average consumption for 8 households per year.
Measures at the company level taken for a cleaner environment generated in 2019 a reduction by 22 percent of the carbon emissions compared to 2010. The target of OMV Petrom is to reach a 27 percent reduction by 2025.