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UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:
ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY
UNDER THE PILOT PHASE

UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:

ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY UNDER THE PILOT PHASE

The uniform reporting format contained below is to be used in reporting on activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase. It is noted that the reporting should be consistent with decision 5/CP.1 and 8/CP.2 (reproduced in annexes I and II to this reporting format). The SBSTA notes that the uniform reporting format could possibly require revision in the light of experience gained and methodological work conducted under the pilot phase.

List of Projects

A. Description of project

A. 1) Title of project:

KILUNG-CHUU MICRO HYDEL, BHUTAN

A. 2) Participants/actors:

Please fill in one table for each participant/actor. For individuals fill in as from item "Function within activity".

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization (a):

Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment

Department

Climate Change

Acronym:

VROM/DGM/LE/KV

Acronym (English):

VROM/DGM/LE/KV

Function within activity:

Investing party

Street:

P.O. Box 30945

Post code:

2500 GX

City:

The Hague

Country:

The Netherlands

Telephone:

+31 70 339 4086

Fax:

+31 70 339 1310

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Iestra

First name, middle name:

W.F. (Wim)

Job title:

Senior policy maker

Direct tel:

+31 70 339 4086

Direct fax:

+31 70 339 1310

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization (a):

Ministry of Trade and Industries

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Trade and Industries

Department

Division of Power

Acronym:

DoP

Acronym (English):

DoP

Function within activity:

Implementation hardware and software component

Street:

Post code:

City:

Thimphu

Country:

Bhutan

Telephone:

+975 2 22226

Fax:

+975 2 22279

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Gurme

First name, middle name:

Tenpa

Job title:

Project Coordinator

Direct tel:

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization (a):

ETC-Netherlands

Name of organisation (English):

ETC-Netherlands

Department

Sustainable Energy Team

Acronym:

ETC-NL

Acronym (English):

ETC-NL

Function within activity:

Implementation software component (AIJ Monitoring)

Street:

P.O. Box 64

Post code:

3830 AB

City:

Leusden

Country:

The Netherlands

Telephone:

+31 33 494 3086

Fax:

+31 33 494 0791

E-mail:

office@etcnl.nl

WWW-URL:

www.antenna.nl/etc

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Rijssenbeek

First name, middle name:

Winfried

Job title:

Coordinator Sustainable Energy Team

Direct tel:

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization (a):

National Environment Commission

Name of organisation (English):

National Environment Commission

Department:

Acronym:

NEC

Acronym (English):

NEC

Function within activity:

Climate Change Counterpart

Street:

P.O. Box 466

Post code:

City:

Thimphu

Country:

Bhutan

Telephone:

+ 975 2 23384

Fax:

+ 975 2 23385

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Tsering

First name, middle name:

Dechen

Job title:

Head, Planning & Policy Division

Direct tel:

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

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Name of organization (a):

Ministry of Agriculture

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Agriculture

Department:

Forestry Services Division

Acronym:

FSD

Acronym (English):

FSD

Function within activity:

Implementation software component

Street:

Post code:

City:

Thimphu

Country:

Bhutan

Telephone:

+ 975 2 23055/22836

Fax:

+ 975 2 22345

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Yonten

First name, middle name:

Deki

Job title:

Biodiversity Coordinator

Direct tel:

+ 975 2 25042

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization (a):

Ministry of Planning

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Planning

Department:

Sustainable Development Secretariat

Acronym:

SDS

Acronym (English):

SDS

Function within activity:

Sustainable Development Counterpart

Street:

Post code:

City:

Thimphu

Country:

Bhutan

Telephone:

+ 975 2 23176

Fax:

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Ura

First name, middle name:

Kanma

Job title:

National Coordinator

Direct tel:

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization (a):

SNV Bhutan

Name of organisation (English):

SNV Bhutan

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Financial intermediary to DoP

Street:

Post code:

City:

Thimphu

Country:

Bhutan

Telephone:

+ 975 2 22732/22900

Fax:

+ 975 2 22649

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Heijwegen

First name, middle name:

Wouter-Leen

Job title:

Programme Officer

Direct tel:

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

A. 3) Activity:

Item

Please fill in if applicable

General description:

Micro hydro-electric power plant for rural development

Type of projecta):

Renewable energy

Location (exact e.g.: city, region, state):

Kilung-Chuu valley, Lhuntsi Dzongkhag (Lhuntsi district)

Activity starting date:

01-01-1996

Expected activity ending date:

Stage of projectb):

In progress

Lifetime of activity if different from ending datec):

4 years

Technical datad):

100 kilowatt run-of-the river scheme

a) For example, using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) classification: energy efficiency; renewable energy; fuel switching; forest preservation, restoration or reforestation; afforestation; fugitive gas capture; industrial processes; solvents; agriculture; waste disposal or bunker fuels.

b) Circle the appropriate option.

c) Methodological work will be required to define lifetime of activities.

d) Methodological work will be required to determine for each type of activity what the minimum data requirements are.

A. 4) Cost (to the extent possible):

Item

Year 1

Year ..

Total

Cost of the project in US$:

**

**

to be established

AIJ component in US$:

**

**

412,000

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

**

**

to be established

**) Costs per year are difficult to give for the entire lifetime of the project

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

The total cost of the project have not been accurately established as the Royal Government of Bhutan contributes in-kind. The actual cost will be quantified in the course of the software study. The AIJ cost component includes the actual hardware costs as well as the costs of the software component (the AIJ monitoring cost, including methodology development, etc.). The population that will be supplied with electricity will pay for electricity used.

For the time being, an initial assumption of an effective lifetime of the project additionality of 10 years has been made to be able to assess the costs per avoided ton of CO2. This assumption means that the project has an economic lifetime of 10 years or can be interpreted as an estimate of the dynamic baseline, i.e. without the project, the project area would have got access to hydro only after 10 years. The emission abatement has been discounted using an assumed 0% discount rate.

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involveda):

The software study deals with the AIJ monitoring of the project, i.e. climate change monitoring (impact on emissions, mitigation cost, credit sharing simulation), as well as sustainable development monitoring (impact on local development, with respect to Sustainable Human development, as well-being, and on the local environment).

The software study therefore consists of the following components:

1. Baseline study, to establish static climate change and development baselines;

2. Study 1 year after completion, to establish impact and dynamic baseline (control village);

3. Study 2 years after completion, to establish impact and dynamic baseline (control village);

4. Credit sharing simulation exercise;

5. Presentation of results in national and global fora.

Under the AIJ pilot phase, a very important objective of the software study is to develop methodologies for AIJ monitoring (with respect to climate change and sustainable development) and gain practical experiences. The software study is implemented by DoP and ETC-NL jointly with NEC, FSD and SDS.

a) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organizations mentioned is reported under

section A.2 above.

B. Governmental acceptance, approval or endorsement

Bearing in mind that all activities implemented jointly under this pilot phase require prior acceptance, approval or endorsement by the Governments of the Parties participating in these activities, which shall be shown as follows:

(a) In the case of joint reporting, the report is submitted by the designated national authority of one participating Party with the concurrence of all other participating Parties as evidenced by attached letters issued by the relevant national authorities;

(b) In the case of separate reporting, the reports are submitted separately by the designated national authority of each and every participating Party. Information will only be compiled once reports have been received from all participating Parties.

B. 1) For the activity:

* First report and joint reporting: please add copies of letters of endorsement by each designated national authority of Parties involved in the activity.

* Subsequent reports:

Activity was:

o suspended

o terminated earlier

Describe:

B. 2) This report is a joint report:
o Yes, forward copy of agreement/endorsement by the designated national authorities involved

o No

B. 3) General short comment by the government(s) if applicable:


C. Compatibility with and supportiveness of national economic development and socio-economic and environment priorities and strategies

Describe (to the extent possible) how the activity is compatible with and supportive of national economic development and socio-economic and environment priorities and strategies

In its strive for sustainable development, the Royal Government of Bhutan has put a high priority on the application of environmentally sound hydro electric power systems for enhancing the well-fare and well being of its population. The current activity is an effort in exactly that direction.

D. Benefits derived from the activities implemented jointly project

Whenever possible, quantitative information should be provided. Failing that, a qualitative description should be given. If quantitative information becomes available, it could be submitted using the update(s). (If the amount of quantative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

Item

Please fill in

Describe environmental benefits in detail:

- Clean power;

- Significant reduction in dumping of dry cells in local environment;

- Reduction in (indoor and outdoor) air pollution from kerosene lights and diesel mills

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

The project has been directed to address the sustainable development priorities of the local population (electricity, drinking water, irrigation, feeder road) and is thereby optimally directed towards increasing the well-fare and well being of the local population in a sustainable way, fitting and building on local social, cultural and economic structures.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

Yes

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Same as social/cultural benefits.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Yes

E. Calculation of the contribution of activities implemented jointly projects that bring about real, measurable and long-term environmental benefits related to the mitigation of climate change that would not have occurred in the absence of such activities

E. 1) Estimated emissions without the activity (project baseline):

Description of the baseline or reference scenario, including methodologies applied:

The baseline is determined using two methodologies:

a. Static baseline: based on an ex-ante measurement of the situation and dynamics a "best Guess" estimate is made of what would have happened in the future.

b. Dynamic baseline: during the project a control village is studied as well, that is not influenced by the project, but is sufficiently close and similar to the project area villages to be reasonable sure that general development of this village is representative for what would have happened to the project area.

From the ex-ante study that has been done, the following static baseline can be provided on the greenhouse gas emissions from the area. Similar baselines have been developed for well-fare and development priorities. Note that the indicated figures are the first coarse estimates. Future refining of data is expected.

Item

1991

1996

1998

1999

CO2 sources-sinks (in ktonne/year)

-0.143

-0.150

-0.153

-0.154

CH4 sources-sinks (in ktonne/year)

0.109

0.114

0.117

0.118

N2O (in ktonne/year) ... not yet addressed

-

-

-

-

other (in ktonne/year) ... not yet addressed

-

-

-

-

Net total emissions (ktonne CO2-eq.)*

2.144

2.253

2.298

2.232

*) Calculated using Global Warming Potential for 100 years

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

In the assessment of emissions the crucial question is how to delimite the study domain. The domain can be delimited to the involved energy service (lighting and electric powering), but can also be widened to cover the whole village (i.e. all activities in the interrelated village economy) or all people of the village (i.e. including the influence of migration as well). These different domains will give different monitoring results.

In the current project, working with the energy service domain can raise the question whether the baseline is the current level of energy services (one or a few kerosene wicks per household) or the similar target level of energy services that will be provided by the project (for instance assuming an unrealistically large number of kerosene wicks providing the same luminous output as the provided electric lighting).

In the following tables, the actual village economy (including shifting agriculture) has been taken as the study domain for the time being. The project activity scenario refers to the assumption that the project will only influence the current levels of fossil fuel consumption. The possible indirect effects that the project may likely have (the project will stimulate local development and lead to enhanced agricultural production and thereby to a greenhouse gas emissions increase which may be considerably larger than the fossil fuel emission reductions) have not been included in the estimate.

In the course of the monitoring study the choice between the various domains will be reassessed.

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emission reductions (in kton per year):

GHG

1991

1996

1998

1999

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

-0.143

-0.150

-0.153

-0.154

CH4

0.109

0.114

0.117

0.118

N2O

other

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

-0.143

-0.150

-0.165

-0.167

CH4

0.109

0.114

0.117

0.118

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

0

0

-0.012

-0.013

CH4

0

0

0

0

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

to be established

CH4

to be established

N2O

Other

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

E.2.2) Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

Year 2

...

Year X

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

to be established

CH4

N2O

other

B) Project activity dataa)

CO2

to be established

CH4

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

to be established

CH4

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

to be established

CH4

N2O

Other

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

F. Bearing in mind that the financing of activities implemented jointly shall be additional to financial obligations of Parties included in Annex II to the Convention within the framework of the financial mechanism as well as to current official development assistance flows, please indicate

Source of project funding

including pre-feasibility phase

(For each source one line)

Amount

(US dollars)

Ministry of Environment (VROM),

The Netherlands

412,000

Royal Government of Bhutan

in kind, to be quantified

G. Contribution to capacity building, transfer of environmentally sound technologies and know-how to other Parties, particularly developing country Parties, to enable them to implement the provisions of the Convention. In this process, the developed country Parties shall support the development and enhancement of endogenous capacities and technologies of developing country Parties

Describe briefly the transfer of environmentally sound technology and know-how including where appropriate the type of technology, terms, education, capactity building etc.

A micro-hydel installation is transferred ot Bhutan. This installation is a state-of-the-art generator and controller set and will provide electricity in an environmentally sound way.

The project also enhances the endogenous capacity of four agencies of the Royal Government of Bhutan. This concerns, in particular, the capacity to deal with climate change issues in general and AIJ in particular, as well as the capacity to design and implement tailored field monitoring methodologies.

H. Additional comments, if any, including any practical experience gained or technical difficulties, effects, impacts or other obstacles encountered

Fill in as appropriate:

H. 1) Any practical experience gained:

Development of an operational methodology for AIJ monitoring. Experiences with AIJ project monitoring in the field, that can be very useful for similar AIJ projects in a rural setting.

It has appeared of the at most importance to give the development relevances of the AIJ project to the local population a high priority. Only during monitoring the actual climate change impact will be established. If from a climate change perspective the project will appear to be not very effective, it should still be a useful project from a development perspective. Only when during the project design the development priorities of the local population are assessed and taken into account, this can be attained.

H. 2) Technical difficulties:

H. 3) Negative impacts and/or effects encountered:

Whenever possible, quantitative information should be provided. Failing that, a qualitative description should be given. If quantitative information becomes available, it could be submitted using the update(s). (If the amount of quantative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

Item

Please fill in

Describe environmental negative impacts/effects in detail:

From the AIJ baseline study, it has been found that agricultural emissions are considerably larger than the emissions from energy sources. The project will likely lead to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels on the one hand. On the other, the project contributes to agricultural development (e.g. by enhancing accessibility of the area) which will likely lead to increases of emissions from agricultural sources. It is very much possible that this effect will incur a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions from the area.

The question on equitable use of resources, however, makes us believe that increasing such GHG emissions is no reason to deny people access to more material wealth and well-being, considering the poverty they are in right now.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental negative impacts/effects?

Yes

Describe social/cultural negative impacts/effects in detail:

---

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social negative impacts/effects?

Yes/no

Describe economic negative impacts/effects in detail:

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Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic negative impacts/effects?

Yes/no

H. 4) Other obstacles encountered:

H. 5) Other:


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