As of August 1, 2003, the total coal reserves at AO MOSENERGO power plants reached 940,000 tons (107% of RAO UES's objective). AO MOSENERGO has procured 741,000 of coal from Kuzbass and 198,00 tons of coal from the Moscow region. AO MOSENERGO has exceeded the normatives for fuel oil by 2%. RAO UES required that AO MOSENERGO should accumulate 549,000 tons of oil, while the Company procured 557,000 tons. By October 1, AO MOSENERGO will fully meet the fuel-reserve requirements.
According to the head of the fuel and transportation service of AO MOSENERGO, Anatoly Lebedev, by the beginning of the heating season all AO MOSENERGO power stations will have fuel reserves in 100% compliance with the plan.
Fuel oil and coal account for 7% of AO MOSENERGO's fuel structure. The rest is represented by natural gas (93%). Annually Mezhregiongas and other suppliers deliver 24 billion cubic meters of gas to AO MOSENERGO under the existing gas supply contracts. In addition, AO MOSENERGO procures gas from independent producers depending on current needs of the company and capabilities of the producers. In January-July 2003, AO MOSENERGO additionally purchased around 243 million cubic meters of natural gas, including 133 million cubic meters at commercial rates.