Energy consumption Patria Group’s indirect energy consumption consists of electricity and thermal energy consumption, with direct primary energy consumption deriving from fuel consumption by aircraft, vehicles, gas turbines and diesel engines.
Thermal energy and electricity consumption
The weather-normalised thermal energy consumption of properties managed by Patria and Millog decreased by 5% in 2020. The thermal energy consumption of Patria's own operations decreased by 6% compared to previous years. Specific heat consumption, which defines energy consumption in proportion to the number of heated building cubic metres, decreased in Patria’s own operations by 8.7%. In 2020, Patria and Millog’s electricity consumption increased by about 3.7% compared to 2019. Electricity consumption of Patria’s own operations rose by 9.8% which is mostly due to the ISP units’ electricity consumption that is not included in previous years’ calculations.
Specific electric energy consumption, which defines energy consumption in proportion to the number of electrified building cubic metres, decreased by 5.2% in Patria’s own operations. Number for Millog could not be calculated as cubic meters in Millog’s buildings was not known.
In 2020, Patria and Millog’s total fuel consumption increased by 34.4% compared to the previous year. Patria’s consumption of light fuel oils rose by 43.2% but Millog’s consumption fell by 34 per cent. Patria and Millog’s consumption of motor gasoline decreased by 48.2%, while the consumption of diesel increased by 58.4%. Jet fuel consumption rose by 18.5% but aviation gasoline consumption fell by 97.1%.
Fuel energy consumption in terajoules rose from 35 terajoules to 46.2 terajoules mainly because of ISP units’ fuel consumption that was included in Patria’s numbers for the first time. The fuel consumption for the year 2018 is updated as the fuel consumption unit concerning light fuel oil use in Linnavuori was corrected. Estonia and Belgium use natural gas to produce heat. However, natural gas for heating is included in fuels as exact gas usage is known and calculating the amount of heat produced by the amount of gas would be an estimation only. Gas usage is included in scope 1 in carbon footprint calculation.
The Finnish Defence Forces are responsible for monitoring the consumption of aviation gasoline and jet fuel used by their aircraft in military flight training and maintenance test flights. The fuel that has been consumed in Millog’s maintenance runs is included in Patria's report. Millog’s fuel consumption has been reported from 2018 onwards. Patria’s various operations consumed a total of about 394.3 terajoules of energy in 2020. Total energy consumption rose by 1.3% compared to the previous year.