AS Narvacity Elektrijaamad (Joint Stock Company Narva Power Plants), a highly competitive enterprise meeting requirements of environmental protection, is the leading Estonian and one of the most significant power generating companies in the Baltic region.
AS Narvacity Elektrijaamad supplies consumers of Estonia with electric power, the town of Narva – with thermal power, exports electric power to the Baltic States, supply the Nordic Power Market with electricity by underwater cable Estlink.
The company is also involved in oil shale ash production and sales.
The joint stock company was established in 1999 on the premises of the two world’s largest oil shale-fired power plants, Balti and Eesti power plants. The two power plants were merged to enhance the economic efficiency. 100% of shares in AS Narvacity Elektrijaamad are owned by AS Estonia Energia.
As of the end of 2007, the installed electric capacity of the Narva power plants was 2 380 MW, with 1 615 MW installed at the Eesti power plant and 765 MW installed at the Balti power plant. The installed thermal capacity was 84 MW and 400 MW respectively.
The main achievement of late years is introduction of a new technology of oil shale combustion in the circulating fluidized bed at Unit 8 of the Eesti Power Plant and Unit 11 of the Balti Power Plant. Application of the new technology has enabled improvement of the operational efficiency as well as considerably decreased the amount of hazardous emissions.
AS Narvacity Elektrijaamad holds a certificate, verifying compliance of its environmental management system with requirements of the international ISO 14001:2004 standard. Electrical, chemistry and automation laboratories of the power plants have been accredited as per the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories of ISO 17025.
The company is one of the largest employers in the Republic listing 1 680 people as of the end of 2007.