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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: THE INSTALLING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL WINDPARK AT AINAZI SITE, LATVIA

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

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Name of organization(a):

Latvenergo State Joint Stock Company

Name of organization (English):

Latvenergo State Joint Stock Company

Department:

1) Investment Projects D. 2) North Electric Network

Acronym:

Latvenergo

Acronym (English):

Latvenergo

Function within activity:

Latvian owner of the windpark

Street:

Pulkveza Brieza Iela 12

Post code:

LV-1230

City:

Riga

Country:

Latvia

Telephone:

++371 7325860

Fax:

++371 7830025

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

http://www.energo.lv/

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

1) Rivkins 2) Jansons

First name, middle name:

1) Jurijs 2) Guntis

Job title:

1) Deputy Head 2) Technical Director

Direct tel:

1) ++371 7328761 2) ++371 42 72351

Direct fax:

1) ++371 7830025 2) ++371 42 72572

Direct E-mail:

1) rivkins@energo.lv

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.

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Name of organization(a):

PreussenElektra AG

Name of organization (English):

PreussenElektra AG

Department:

1) International Relations D. 2) Energy Policy D.

Acronym:

PreussenElektra AG

Acronym (English):

PreussenElektra AG

Function within activity:

German counterpart and financial supporter

Street:

Tresckowstr. 5

Post code:

D-30457

City:

Hannover

Country:

Germany

Telephone:

++49 511 439-0

Fax:

++49 511 439-2375

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

1) Nullmeier 2) Cobi

First name, middle name:

1) Mario 2) Arend

Job title:

1) Area manager 2) Responsible for AIJ

Direct tel:

1) ++49 511 439-2062 2) ++49 511 439-4264

Direct fax:

1) ++49 511 439-2375 2) ++49 511 439-4185

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.

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Name of organization(a):

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

Name of organization (English):

Federal Ministry for The Environment, Natur Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Department:

Section G I 6: Environment and Energy, Environ-mental Technology, Environment and Products

Acronym:

BMU

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Financing of the monitoring costs

Street:

Bernkasteler Straße 8

Post code:

D-53048

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

Telephone:

++49 228 305-0

Fax:

++49 228 305-3524

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

http://www.bmu.de/englisch/index.htm

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Jochem

First name, middle name:

Annette

Job title:

Responsible for AIJ

Direct tel:

++49 228 305-2358

Direct fax:

++49 228 305-3338

Direct E-mail:

g16-2004@wp-gate.bmu.de

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.

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Name of organization(a):

Forschungsgesellschaft für umweltschonende Energieumwandlung und -nutzung mbH

Name of organization (English):

Research Association for Environmentally Sound Energy Conversion and Use, Ltd.

Department:

Acronym:

FoGE

Acronym (English):

RAESCU

Function within activity:

Scientific Monitoring

Street:

Dänische Straße 3-9

Post code:

D-24103

City:

Kiel

Country:

Germany

Telephone:

++49 431 9805-700

Fax:

++49 431 9805-795

E-mail:

foge@netzservice.de

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Dr. Herbert

First name, middle name:

Willi

Job title:

Project manager

Direct tel:

++49 431 9805-706

Direct fax:

++49 431 9805-795

Direct E-mail:

foge@netzservice.de

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:

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General description:

The energy sector in Latvia is characterised by extremly low self efficiency. The State owned company latvenergo is responsible for all domestic electricity generation. Latvia and latvenergo started recently using alternative energy resources other than hydro electricity and wood. Analyses revealed two regions in Latvia with enough potential for producing wind energy one of them being the coast near Ainazi. LATVENERGO has shown his interest in the usage of wind power at the Ainazi location and was looking for financial and other support. Additionally there is a tendency to attract foreign (western european) capital for the privatisation of the energy sector of Latvia. In 1994 the German ministry for Scientific Research and Technology decided to support financially the installation of a windmill. Another smaller financial support was delivered by PreussenElektra AG the second biggest german utility who is strategically engaged in that area. Two TW 600 windmills were built, delivered and installed by the german windmill manufacturer Tacke in 1995. LATVENERGO staff was trained in Germany by Tacke and by SCHLESWAG AG a subsidary company of PreussenElektra AG.

Type of project:a)

Renewable energy

Location (exact, e.g. city, region,

state):

Town: Ainazi, most northern settlement in Latvia; situated at the Baltic Sea, at the border to Estonia

Activity starting date:

July, 11 1995

Expected activity ending date:

November 2, 1995: The installing is completed, the windmill started working

Stage of activity:b)

Mutally agreed / in progress / completed

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Technical data:d)

Two windmills TW 600 with a total electrical power of 1.2 MW and an estimated energy production of 2.67 GWh

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) undelined.

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 2

...

Year X

Cost of the project in US$:

214359

214359

...

214359

AIJ component in US$:

411765

...

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

157

157

...

157

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

Main equipment (investment costs, US$=1.7 DM, LAT=3 DM):

- 2 turbines 1377058 US$

- engineering, transport, building of net access, land a.s.o. 466529 US$

total: 1843588 US$

maintenance costs: 30000 US$/year

financing data:

- subsidies from BMFT (German ELDORADO-programme): 957353 US$

- loan from PreussenElektra : 411765 US$

- costs paid by Latvenergo: 474470 US$

The loan from PreussenElektra seems to be AIJ-relevant, but perhaps it will be transmitted into a share of stock after privatisation of Latvenergo next year. In the view of Preussen Elektra the loan has to be evaluated as risk capital, the conditions of the credit are classificated as so called soft loan. In our view it would be senseless to attribute these financial data within different years because the payments for the main investments took place in 1995. The costs of maintenance (a.s.o.) which are relevant during the following years have been estimated for the depreciation period of 10 years. The total costs are attributed to the time horizon of 10 years without discounting and the figure of "US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent" is based on 1366 tons of CO2-reductions yearly (base-line).

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involved):

The Research Association for Environmentally Sound Energy Conversion and Use, Ltd. in Kiel has been commissioned by the BMU to carry out the scientific monitoring of the project. The present report is based on their studies made for the BMU.

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:

- suspended

- terminated earlier

Describe:

B. 2) This report is a joint report:

X Yes, forward copy of agreement/endorsement by the designated national authorities involved

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

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

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

The energy sector in Latvia is characterised by extremly low self efficiency. Latvia has not sufficient local fossil fuel resources. Peat, wood and hydro electricity are the main domestic resources. In 1993 the country produces none of its oil and natural gas needs, and about half of its coal needs. It produced only half of its electricity needs domestically, and relied on imports from Russia and Estonia for the remainder. The State owned company latvenergo is responsible for all domestic electricity generation. Latvia and latvenergo started recently using alternative energy resources other than hydro electricity and wood. A market analysis for the use of wind energy along the east coast of the Baltic Sea done for the European Commission, DG XVII, has revealed two regions in Latvia with enough potential one of them being the coast near Ainazi. LATVENERGO has shown ist interest in the usage of wind power at the Ainazi location. Because of lack both of experiences with windmill technology and of money LATVENERGO was looking for financial and other support. Additionally the privatization of LATVENERGO is a priority of the governments policy in the energy sector. Trends in the countries of the European Union and the directives of the European Union will be considered when restructuring the energy sector in Latvia, whereas it also will be considered to disconnect from the operation with the CIS energy system. Therfore there is a strong tendency to attract foreign (western european) capital for the privatisation of the energy sector. We would conclude that the project of installing an experimental windpark at Ainazi site in Latvia is for environmental reasons, for reasons of national self reliance at the energy sector, for reasons of international strategic cooperation and for the sake of technology transfer compatible with the national policy of Latvia.

According to the "National Environmental Policy Plan for Latvia" which was accepted by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic Latvia on April 25, 1995, the Latvian Ministry for Environment has also shown the compatibility of this project with its general strategies. This compatibility can be seen for example in the following chapters of the environmental plan: 5.1.1 about transboundary air pollution and 5.9 about the non-sustainable use of natural resources.

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.)

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Describe environmental benefits in detail:

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

Training courses on wind power technology have been carried out for LATVENERGO staff members since 1995.

This project has led to an improved general acceptance of projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The people of AINAZI and the local politicans are very proud of being the first location for such an investment in Latvia. To produce power by windmills has become a symbol of technological development for this region.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No

Describe economic benefits in detail:

This project has got some kind of innovative or pioneer character. Therefore one can hope that there will be a imitation effect. The project can be described as a measure of technology procurement to create a market for windmills in the future.

Additionally the project is done in cooperation with an important foreign electricity company and may help to attract much needed foreign capital for the privatisation of the energy sector.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

No

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 respectively the reference scenario consists on the assumption, that the existing facilities in Latvia are operating prospectively without modifications. The energy production of the Latvian power stations in the year 1995 is taken as basis, separated to the primary energies water, natural gas and oil. Following the corresponding emissions of greenhouse gas are estimated. In addition to the production of electrical energy the generation of thermal energy is taken into consideration also, because the fossil fuels are mostly transposed by Combined Heat and Power plants (CHP) in electricity and heat. A period of ten years is taken into consideration (X=10 years in summary table) In year 1 the windfarm existed only 77 days.

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

To estimate the emissions with the realised activity in the scenario a part of the electrical power generation will be substituted by the wind power station. This leads to a downturn of the current generation in an oil combusting CHP, that owns the highest values of emission and by this it leads to a downturn of the greenhouse gas emissions. Thereby an electrical efficiency of 30 % and a thermal efficiency of 55 % is assumed. However the reduced power plant operation keeps to a reduced production of heat. This heating energy has to be supplied from a conventional heating system by combusting natural gas, what is bounded with emissions on the other hand. The effective balance of emission results in the total of the emissions of all relevant components.

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emission reduction s in tons:

GHG

Year 1

Year 2

...

Year X

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

784685

784685

784685

CH4

33.3

33.3

33.3

N2O

20.7

20.7

20.7

other

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

784401

783319

783319

CH4

33.3

33.3

33.3

N2O

20.7

20.6

20.6

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-285

-1366

-1366

CH4

-0.009

-0.044

-0.044

N2O

-0.016

-0.076

-0.076

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-285

-1651

-12579

CH4

-0.009

-0.054

-0.408

N2O

-0.016

-0.091

-0.694

Other

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

E.2.2) Summary table: Actual emission reductions in tons :

GHG

Year 1

Year 2

...

Year X

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

784685

784685

784685

CH4

33.3

33.3

33.3

N2O

20.7

20.7

20.7

other

B) Project activity dataa)

CO2

784501

783991

CH4

33.3

33.3

N2O

20.7

20.7

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-184

-695

CH4

-0.006

-0.023

N2O

-0.010

-0.038

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-184

-879

CH4

-0.006

-0.029

N2O

-0.010

-0.048

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)

total investment costs

sources :

1. subsidies from German Ministry BMFT (ELDORADO-programme)

2. soft loan from PreussenElektra :

3. costs paid by Latvenergo

other costs:

maintenance costs paid by Latvenergo

Pre-Feasibility-study paid by Latvenergo

1843588 US$


957353 US$

411765 US$

474470 US$

30000 US$/year

5900 US$


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 environmenally sound technology and know-how including where appropriate the type of technology, terms, education, capactity building etc.

This project has a pioneer function for the introduction of windmill technology and can be described as a measure of technology procurement to create a market for windmills in the future. The German ministry for Scientific Research and Technology and with a smaller amount PreussenElektra AG the second biggest german utility delivered financial support.

Two TW 600 windmills were built, delivered and installed by the german windmill manufacturer Tacke in 1995.

LATVENERGO staff from Latvia was trained in Germany:

- six persons by Tacke from 31. of Juli to 12. of August 1995 and

- two persons by SCHLESWAG AG a subsidary company of PreussenElektra AG from 12. to 18. of August 1995.

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:

H. 2) Technical difficulties:

The major difficulty is the problem with a bad distance connection to start up the windmills after a failure. Electricity production was lost until the staff started up the machines locally.

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.)

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Describe environmental negative impacts/effects in detail:

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

Yes/no

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:

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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