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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:

Air Conditioner Energy Conservation Program for the Solomon Islands

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item

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Name of organization(a):

South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission

Department:

Energy

Acronym:

SOPAC

Function within activity:

Energy Program Delivery

Street:

Private Bag

City:

Suva

Country:

Fiji

Telephone:

679-381-377

Fax:

679-370-040

E-mail:

Paul@sopac.org.fj

WWW-URL:

http://www.sopac.org.fj

Contact person (for this activity):

Energy Coordinator

Surname:

Fairbairn

First name, middle name:

Paul Leonard

Job title:

Energy Coordinator, SOPAC

Direct tel:

679-381-377

Direct fax:

679-370-040

Direct E-mail:

Paul@sopac.org.fj

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Name of organization(a):

International Greenhouse Partnerships Office

Department:

Primary Industries and Energy

Acronym:

DPIE

Function within activity:

Street:

GPO Box 858t

Post code:

2601

City:

Canberra

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

61-2-6272 4791

Fax:

61-2-6271 6599

E-mail:

igp.office@dpie.gov.au

WWW-URL:

http://www.dpie.gov.au/resources.energy/environment/greenhouse/igpj/index.html

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Stevens

First name, middle name:

Mark

Job title:

Assistant Manager, IGP Office

Direct tel:

61-2-6272 4791

Direct fax:

61-2-6271 6599

Direct E-mail:

mark.stevens@dpie.gov.au

Item

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Name of organization(a):

SRC International Pty. Ltd.

Department:

Acronym:

SRCI

Function within activity:

Consultants

Street:

Level 20, 114 William Street

Post code:

3000

City:

Melbourne

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

(61) 3 9670 0720

Fax:

(61) 3 9670 0718

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Gooneratne

First name, middle name:

Felix

Job title:

Senior Analyst

Direct tel:

61-3-9670 0720

Direct fax:

61-3-9670 0718

Direct E-mail:

felix.gooneratne@ibm.net

Item

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Name of organization(a):

Solomon Islands Government (SIG)

Department:

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources

Acronym:

SIG/DoE

Function within activity:

Government Contact, Co-ordination and Reporting

Street:

Post code:

G.P.O. Box G24

City:

Honiara

Country:

Solomon Islands

Telephone:

(677) 21 521

Fax:

(677) 25 811

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Gorosi

First name, middle name:

John

Job title:

Director of Energy

Direct tel:

(677) 21 521

Direct fax:

(677) 25 811

Direct E-mail:

Item

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Name of organization(a):

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority

Department:

Metering and Customer Services

Acronym:

SIEA

Function within activity:

Metering, Monitoring, Co-ordination and Reporting

Street:

Post code:

G.P.O. Box 6

City:

Honiara

Country:

Solomon Islands

Telephone:

(677) 21 711

Fax:

(677) 21 467

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Gaza

First name, middle name:

Edwin

Job title:

Metering and Customer Services Engineer

Direct tel:

(677) 39 443

Direct fax:

(677) 21 467

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

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General description:

The objective of this project is to design, implement, monitor and evaluate an Air Conditioner Energy Conversation Program in the Solomon Islands. Commercial and domestic air conditioner efficiency was one of the most significant opportunities identified for the Solomon Islands under a Demand Side Management Potential Study executed by the SPFS for ten island nations in 1995, under the UNDP Energy Sector Programme

The specific aims of the project are to implement a demand side management program containing the following elements:

. occupant education on the use of air conditioners

. timer switches for controlling air conditioner operating hours

. regular air conditioner maintenance.

During the pilot phase of the project, two government buildings will be subjected to various elements of the project. An education program on energy use will be conducted in one building which will be followed by the complete service (maintenance) of all the air conditioners in the building. In the second building, electronic time delay switches will be fitted and the air-conditioners will be serviced.

After evaluating the impacts of the pilot phase, recommendations will be made to the Solomon Islands Government on energy conservation measures to be adopted in government buildings in relation to air conditioning.

The marketing phase of the project will be based on the results of the pilot phase and will be aimed at promoting the benefits of timer controls and regular maintenance of air conditioning systems. The program will include the preparation of brochures on the use of timer controls and maintenance. The brochures will be promoted through a media launch and newspaper and radio advertising. The concepts will be marketed through air conditioner retailers (trade allies) with the DoE and SIEA acting as a source of advice to customers. The success and benefits identified from this project will be reported on and the technical reports distributed to other member countries for information and adoption of the methodology and technology as applicable.

Type of project:a)

Energy Conservation

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

state):

Honiara and the surrounding region of the Solomon Islands serviced by the Honiara generation system.

Activity starting date:

January 1997

Expected activity ending date:

30 June 1998

Stage of activity:b)

in progress

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Installed timers will continue to provide energy savings past the end of the formal project activities.

Technical data:d)

Program design by Consultant SRC International;

Monitoring electricity consumption of ACs in two selected buildings;

Conduct education programme;

Installation of AC timers in one building;

Monitoring of electricity consumption post training and installation of timers;

Design of program launch based on initial monitoring results;

Formal program launch;

Monitor effectiveness of launch and public awareness program;

Preparation of reports to the donor Environment Australia; and

Prepare reports for distribution to member countries.

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

Total Cost

Cost of the project in US$:

73,500 (approx)

AIJ component in US$:

73,500 (approx)

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

5 (10 year economic life)

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

The costs reflect SRCI costs for consulting staff, plus direct costs such as transportation, and accommodation. The project budget includes the cost of artwork development and a limited provision for placement of advertising in local media if required. The estimated cost was $Aus100,000 over the lifetime of the project. The figure in the table reflects this and an estimate conversion to US$ of $1Aus to $0.735 US.

The estimated saving in CO2 per year is 1385 tonnes. It has been assumed that the economic life time of the project is 10 years equalling a total saving of 13,850 tonnes. Hence that cost per tonne of CO2 is therefore $5.30 per tonne saved.

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involved):

The project covers the collaborative design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a pilot DSM program targeted at an Air Conditioner Energy Conservation Program for the Solomon Islands’ in the commercial and domestic sectors. SCR International will work closely with SIG/SIEA staff and other key project participants to ensure the program design is appropriate for the local Solomon Islands situation and the broader Pacific Islands context. SIG/SIEA staff will play a key role in the implementation phase and, through this experience, will gain valuable knowledge that can be:(1) utilised in future DSM programs and customer campaigns, and (2) shared with other Pacific Island countries as they undertake DSM activities of their own. The monitoring and evaluation phase will quantify the greenhouse gas emission and economic impact of the program.

Following the completion of the program design and training of SIEA and SIG staff, SRC International will prepare a detailed program design report summarising the key elements of the program design and the program’s expected greenhouse gas and energy impacts. This report will serve as the basis for determining the viability of the project activities and will include:

. a summary of the key points to stress in the program marketing material

. a plan for the development of program marketing material

. a preliminary program launch schedule, and

. an outline of the methodology for program evaluation and monitoring.

SIG/SIEA will prepare a progress report one month after the launch of the program and then again, six months after the initial progress report. The reports shall be brief and will include tasks performed during the period, proposed tasks for the next period, any significant achievements and implementation issues encountered and any deviations from the original schedule.

After the completion of the program evaluation, SRC International will document the results in a project report.

Emissions monitoring will be conducted indirectly by monitoring power consumption in buildings that are identified and selected for the detailed pilot phase of the program. Following the pilot phase of the program the wider application (nationally) of the adopted program strategies will be monitored by comparing the power consumption prior to and after the implementation of the program. In addition during the first year of the program new requests for air conditioner servicing or regular maintenance and the numbers of timer controls sold will be monitored by SIG/SIEA and its impact assessed. After the first year, monitoring should be continued by either SIG/SIEA and relevant action taken to ensure that energy efficiency awareness in relation to the operation and maintenance of air conditioners is maintained. FSED will provide an end of project review which will involve further detailed assessment of the program impacts.

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:

The joint reporting on this project has been endorsed by the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), the Energy Division of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission.

B. 2) This report is a joint report:

The presentation of this report and its contents are considered to be submitted as a joint report from the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), the Energy Division of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission.

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

The Solomon Islands Electricity Authority, the Energy Division of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission have no additional comments to make in respect to the technical component of the project at this stage.

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

This project has a variety of non-greenhouse benefits. Principal among these is the skill and technology transfer associated with the SIG/SIEA participation in the detailed design and implementation of a demand side program.

SRCI will conduct training programs for DoE/SIEA and relevant trade allies during various stages of the program. The training would include preparing information notes for easy referral during program implementation. The training materials will be prepared during the pilot program phase and the training will be conducted prior to the program launch. The training material would include detailed instructions for monitoring of the program and customer interviewing procedures.

The proposed training program for DoE and SIEA staff would include:

· Program guidelines

· Occupant Education

· Answering customer queries

· Procedures for logging customer inquiries

· Monitoring procedures

· Coordination with trade allies

· Customer surveys

· Reporting format

The proposed training program for trade allies would include:

· Program guidelines

· Answering customer queries

· Procedures for logging customer inquiries

· Coordination with SIEA / DoE

· Reporting / frequency

Once the SIG/SIEA staff have developed these skills it will possible for them to design and operate programs of this type without substantial external support. This transfer of skills will build and strengthen the capability of both the SIG/SIEA and the Solomon Islands Government.

Other benefits arise from likely flow-on projects. There has been little demand management carried out in the Pacific Island countries. This project will provide an important case study and establish precedent for what can be carried out. It is likely that other similar projects will be pursued in other regional countries, in part due to the conduct of this project in the Solomon Islands.

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 quantitative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

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Describe environmental benefits in detail:

The adoption of this program is aimed at reducing electricity consumption, consequently avoiding the consumption of diesel fuel which is used to generate the electricity. The resultant reduction in diesel fuel consumption will have positive global environmental benefit through a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases. There will also be local environmental benefits from a reduction in the use of diesel including a reduction in local air pollution and a reduced risk of spillage of diesel fuel, which could potentially have a major adverse impact in an environmentally sensitive environment (eg. coral reefs).

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

The project will have positive social benefits through the increase in local employment to service air conditioners, install timer controls and promote the adoption of these measures. The project will also have a positive impact on the balance of payments of the Solomon Islands by reducing the reliance on imported petroleum products (diesel).

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No

Describe economic benefits in detail:

The air conditioner efficiency project will work to increase efficiency and reduce costs for commercial air conditioner users in the Solomon Islands. The project will also work to help ease the load on the Solomon Islands electricity supply system.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Information gathered from this project will enable an assessment to be made of the costs and benefits of the Air Conditioner Energy Conservation Program.

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:

See below.

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

The Air Conditioner Energy Conservation Project will be confined to the major urban centre of Honiara. Since Honiara’s electricity generation system consists totally of diesel generation, calculation of avoided emissions can be performed by calculating the amount of energy saved and multiplying the energy saving by a generic emission-per-kWh value. The generic figure for CO2 emissions from diesel generation is 0.75 kg/kWh of electricity.

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

(a) Pilot phase

As noted in A.3, the pilot phase will be confined to the implementation of energy efficiency measures in two government buildings (Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Water Resources). It is estimated that these measures will lead to an overall reduction in electricity consumption of 107,949 kWh/year, some 30% lower than estimated prior to the adoption of these measures (see below).

Item

Min of Finance & Treasury

Min of Energy, Mines & Water Resources

Annual Consumption (kWh)

Air. Conditioning Load (kWh)

No: of Air Conditioners

Consumption per AC (kWh/yr/AC)

Consumption per AC per day (kWh/day/AC)

Normal Consumption (kWh/day/AC)

Excess Consumption (kWh/day/AC)

Annual Excess Consumption (kWh/year)

Percentage Savings (%)

Energy consumption after Phase 2 (kWh/yr)

Savings through Maintenance (kWh/year)

Total Savings (kWh/yr)

Percentage Total Savings (%)

182,310

145,848

49

2976

11.91

9.6

2.31

28,298

15.5

154,012

12,321

40,619

22.3

169,100

135,280

32

4227

16.91

9.6

7.31

58,480

34.5

110,620

8,850

67,330

39.8

Based on CO2 emissions of 0.75 kg/kWh, the overall impact would be to reduce emissions by 81.0 tonnes per year.

GHG

Over Project Year

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

80,962 kg

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

80,962 kg

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

(b) Marketing program

The savings calculations for the marketing program aimed at industrial, government and commercial customers given in the table below and is based on the following assumptions:

Average savings with timer controls (only): 10%

Average savings with maintenance (only) 10%

Combined savings (controls + maintenance) 19%

Market Take up - Timers only 15%

Maintenance only 15%

Timers + Maintenance 5%

Item

Industrial and Commercial Sector

Government Sector

Electricity Consumption (MWh/yr)

Savings with Timer Controls (MWh/yr)

Savings with Maintenance (MWh/yr)

Saving with Timers & Maintenance (MWh/yr)

Total Savings (MWh/yr)

Overall Savings (%)

40,237

604

604

382

1590

4.0

6487

97

97

62

256

4.0

Based on CO2 emissions of 0.75 kg/kWh, the overall impact would be to reduce emissions by 1385 tonnes per year.

GHG

Over Project Year

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

1,384,500 kg

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

1,384,500 kg

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

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)

Environment Australia

73,500

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

The conduct of this project will build on the Demand Side Management training work already conducted by the FSED and by the Asian Development Bank for SIG/SIEA representatives. It will provide a practical opportunity for the technology transfer, commenced in classroom situations, to be rounded out and augmented. The conduct of the tasks set out in this proposal will provide SIG/SIEA with substantial capability in the detailed design and implementation of energy efficiency programs.

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

The longer than expected time taken to identify without bias the most efficient and appropriate program focus.

The need to allow adequate time for monitoring, especially with respect to establishing baseline data.


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