A photo exhibition about electricity and people who produce it opened in Kyiv

A photo exhibition about electricity and people who produce it opened in Kyiv

DTEK30 January 2017

"Transforming Energy", a photo exhibition of British photographer Vincent Mundy, opened in Kyiv. The photos are on display at "Leonardo" Business Centre until 25 February 2017. The exhibition is also held in seven other cities of Ukraine where DTEK company that initiated this project operates.

"Transforming Energy", a photo exhibition of British photographer Vincent Mundy, opened in Kyiv.  The photos are on display at "Leonardo" Business Centre until 25 February 2017. The exhibition is also held in seven other cities of Ukraine where DTEK company that initiated this project operates.

According to DTEK Corporate Communications Director Ms I. Kovalchuk, it is rather difficult to explain the entire process of electricity delivery in a simple and concise way, thus, the idea of a photo project emerged to show the whole chain of electricity delivery up to a socket.

"In the photos we can show how the conventional energy sector is being transformed into a modern and innovative one," said Ms Kovalchuk. "The main focus is on our employees, because, as you know, machinery is useless without people to operate it. Here you can see how people create energy: from mining coal and gas to a complicated process of electricity generation. By the way, our employees have made rather useful comments to each photo so the exhibition is also rather informative."

Two months of shooting were rather busy for both the workers and photographer Vincent Mundy, who specializes in shooting of industrial facilities. The naturalness of his works is so much impressive. The focus on the energy sector is not very popular among photographers, yet, Mr Mundy has his own style: he tries to show complicated production processes in an engaging and straightforward manner.  "I often shoot large production facilities so for me it is exciting to see energy businesses from inside", said Mr Mundy. "They are impressive! At coal mines, power plants there are a lot of big facilities next to which people appear to be so small, and at first sight, their role is not very prominent. Yet, when you see each of these people at their workplace, controlling complicated processes of electricity generation or gas production you understand the real value of their labour."  

Profile

DTEK is a strategic holding company that develops four business streams in the energy sector. DTEK's companies employ 75 thousand people. Maxim Timchenko is the Chief Executive Officer of DTEK. 

DTEK companies produce coal and natural gas, generate electricity at the fossil-fuelled power plants and renewable energy power plants, supply heating and electricity to end consumers, and provide energy services. Four operating companies—DTEK ENERGY, DTEK Renewables, DTEK Oil&Gas, DTEK ESCO— directly manage production companies in each of the business streams.

DTEK's production indicators for 2016: the company produced 31.3 mln tonnes of coal, 1.6 bcm of natural gas, generated (supplied) 40.1 bln kWh of electricity, out of which 608.4 mln kWh came from the Botievo wind farm;   and transmitted 45.8 bln kWh of electricity via the networks.

DTEK is part of the financial and industrial group System Capital Management (SCM). The shareholder of the group is Rinat Akhmetov.

For more information, visit: www.dtek.com

To learn about the social partnership projects in progress in the towns and cities of DTEK companies' operations and get a detailed status report on their implementation, visit www.spp-dtek.com.ua

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