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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY (AIJ)

List of Projects

USIJI Uniform Reporting Document:

Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

  • A. Description of the AIJ project

    1. Title of project: CAPEX, SA Electric Generation Project

    2. Host country: Argentina

    3. Brief project description:

    • The project will install a heat recovery system and a steam turbine to achieve combined cycle operation at a 370 MW gas turbine powerplant in Neuqu鮬 Argentina. The effect will be to raise the capacity to 555 MW with no increase in fuel use or greenhouse gas emissions. The lower per unit cost of generation will increase the utilization of this more efficient plant under the local economic dispatch system that governs its operation, further reducing CO2 emissions systemwide.

    4. Participants:

Name of Organization or Individual Country

CAPEX, SA

Argentina

El Paso Energy International Company

U.S.A.

International Utility Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

U.S.A.

Item

Organization

Name of organization (original language)

or

Name of individual if unaffiliated with any organization

CAPEX, SA

Name of organization (English)

CAPEX, SA

Acronym (original language)

CAPSA

Acronym (English)

CAPSA

Department

Function(s) within the AIJ project activities

Project development

Street

Carlos F. Melo 630

City

Vicente L󰥺

State

Buenos Aires

Post code

1638

Country

Argentina

Telephone

54-1-791-3359

Fax

54-1-796-6046

E-mail

World Wide Web-URL address

Administrative Officer Responsible for the Project

Surname

G?lt;/P>

First name, middle name

Sr. Enrique

Job title

President

Direct telephone

54-1-791-3359

Direct fax

54-1-796-6046

Direct e-mail

Contact Person for AIJ Activities (if different from the Administrative Officer)

Surname

(Same)

First name, middle name

Job title

Direct telephone

Direct fax

Direct e-mail

Item

Organization

Name of organization (original language)

or

Name of individual if unaffiliated with any organization

El Paso Energy International Company

Name of organization (English)

(Same)

Acronym (original language)

(None)

Acronym (English)

(None)

Department

Function(s) within the AIJ project activities

Project Development

Street

1001 Louisiana St., Room T1531C

City

Houston

State

Texas

Post code

77002

Country

U.S.A.

Telephone

541-313-1099

Fax

541-313-1165

E-mail

World Wide Web-URL address

Administrative Officer Responsible for the Project

Surname

Pé²¥z

First name, middle name

Robert

Job title

Director

Direct telephone

541-313-1099

Direct fax

541-313-1165

Direct e-mail

Contact Person for AIJ Activities (if different from the Administrative Officer)

Surname

(Same)

First name, middle name

Job title

Direct telephone

Direct fax

Direct e-mail

Item

Organization

Name of organization (original language)

or

Name of individual if unaffiliated with any organization

International Utility Efficiency Partnerships

Name of organization (English)

International Utility Efficiency Partnerships

Acronym (original language)

IUEP

Acronym (English)

IUEP

Department

Function(s) within the AIJ project activities

Project Development

Street

701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 500

City

Washington

State

DC

Post code

20004-2696

Country

U.S.A.

Telephone

202-508-5507

Fax

202-508-5080

E-mail

World Wide Web-URL address

Administrative Officer Responsible for the Project

Surname

Shiflett

First name, middle name

Ronald C

Job title

Executive Director

Direct telephone

202-508-5507

Direct fax

202-508-5080

Direct e-mail

Contact Person for AIJ Activities (if different from the Administrative Officer)

Surname

(Same)

First name, middle name

Job title

Direct telephone

Direct fax

Direct e-mail

  • 5. Description of AIJ project activities
Item
Type of Project

Sector(s)

Energy

Primary activity(ies)

Energy Efficiency

Project Location

Country

Argentina

Exact location (city, state, region)

Plottier, Neuqué® Province

Key Dates and Current Stage of Project

Project starting date (month/year)

November, 1999

Project ending date (month/year)

November, 2029

Project lifetime (years)

30

Current stage of project

Under Construction

General Project Description and Technical Data

The project is a single-cycle to combined-cycle conversion at a natural gas-fueled electric generation facility located in Neuqu鮬 Argentina, that is expected to save over 30 million Tonnes of CO2 emissions over its 30 year lifetime. The current CAPEX, SA powerplant, rated at 370 MW, consists of five Westinghouse 251 B11 gas turbines and one Westinghouse 701 D gas turbine, along with a 132 kV substation and associated transmission lines. As a low-cost generator, it is among the first to be dispatched within the grid and has a high rate of utilization.

The project will install a system to recover heat from the exhaust of each of the turbines and raise steam that will power a single 185 MW steam turbine. The result will be to increase the rated power output to 555 MW, with no increase in fuel use, and to lower the cost of operation per kWh, thereby displacing 185 MW of less efficient generation elsewhere on the grid.

The developer also has begun reforestation at the site and plans to continue to reforest 100 hectares per year. No greenhouse gas benefits due to reforestation are claimed, however.

Future GHG benefits depend on both utility capacity additions and generation dispatch strategy in response to changing loads. If the additional 185 MW displaces electricity from other less efficient plants, the resultant emissions may range between 550,000 to 570,000 tons of CO2 per year. Therefore, emissions reduced by this combined-cycle plant may range between 550,000 and 1,100,000 tons per year or between 16.5 and 33 million tons over 30 years. Actual annual reductions will be subject to monitoring and verification.

  • 6. Cost
    • (a) Explanation of methodology for calculating cost data

Methodology for Calculating Cost Data

(None presented; probably engineering estimates)

  • (b) Cost data?Project development

    This information is not available.

    (c) Cost data?Project implementation

    Information on the total project implementation costs is not available. The proposal does indicate that project construction is expected to cost US$200 million.

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  • 7. Monitoring and verification of AIJ project activities and results
Item

Party(ies) that will be monitoring project activities

(not yet identified)

Party(ies) that will be externally verifying project results

This information is not yet available.

Date when the monitoring plan became (or will become) operational (month/year)

This information is not yet available.

Types of data that will be collected

Plant fuel consumption
Plant electric output
CO2 in stack gas emissions

Description of Monitoring and Verification Activities and Schedule for Implementation

The developer will verify that the projections made are established by the actual measured and recorded emissions. All monitoring will be in accordance with the rules, regulations and procedures promulgated by the USIJI, Argentine JI, Clean development mechanism regional authority, and the UNFCCC.

  • B. Governmental approval

Item

Please check one of the following.

This report is a first report.

or

This report is an intermediate report.

or

This report is a final report.

Please check one of the following:

This report is a joint report. Letter(s) of approval of this report from the designated national authority of the other Party(ies) involved in the activity is(are) attached in Section J, Annex.

or

This report is a separate report.

Additional comments (if any):

  • C. Compatibility with, and supportiveness of, national economic development and socioeconomic and environmental priorities and strategies

Compatibility with Economic Development and Socioeconomic and Environmental Priorities

The project will generate 50% more power at lower cost to the Argentine economy and will postpone the need to invest in new generating capacity. It will also add momentum to clean independent power development in Argentina.

  • D. Environmental, social/cultural, and economic impacts of the AIJ project
Non-Greenhouse-Gas Environmental Impacts of the Project

Water injection will significantly reduce Nox emissions from the turbines, and CAPEX, SA is planning to reforest 3,000 hectares adjacent to the combined cycle plant over the project life.

Social/Cultural Impacts of the Project

None, since the project will merely improve the efficiency, emissions and output performance of an existing powerplant.

Economic Impacts of the Project

The project will provide power at reduced cost to the Argentine utility grid.

  • E. Greenhouse gas impacts of the AIJ project

    1. Scenario description

Item
Site Designation

Site number (order of presentation in this report)

1 of 1

Site name/designation

Plottier, Neuqué® Province

Project sector

Energy Efficiency

Reference Scenario

Primary activity(ies)

Addition of combined cycle capability to a gas turbine powerplant.

Has the reference scenario changed since the last report? (If yes, explain any changes below.)

Yes

No

This is the first project report.

Description:

The powerplant is assumed not to be modified for combined cycle operation, and it continues to operate at full 370 MW capacity with annual emissions of 2,161,984 Tonnes per year CO2 and 3,003 Tonnes per year NOx.

Predicted Project Scenario

Primary activity(ies)

Alternative energy generation (solar)

Description:

The powerplant will be equipped with a steam turbine for combined cycle operation, thus raising its output capacity by 50% with no increase in fuel consumption or CO2 emissions. Assuming that the power displaced by the new capacity is generated with technology similar to the reference powerplant, the reduction in emissions will be 50%, and the comparable levels will be 1,080,992 Tonnes/yr CO2 and 1,501 Tonnes/yr NOx.

Actual Project

Primary activity(ies)

This information is not yet available.

Description:

This information is not yet available.

  • 2. GHG emission/sequestration calculation methodology
GHG Emission/Sequestration Calculation Methodology

Site number

1 of 1

Project sector

Energy Efficiency

Description of Calculation Methodology for the Reference Scenario

CO2 estimates are based on fuel chemistry and actual rates of consumption in two existing gas turbine models. NOx is estimated based on performance parameters of the existing gas turbines.

Description of Calculation Methodology for the Project Scenario

Levels estimated in the reference scenario are divided by 2, corresponding to the 50% increase in power output.

Description of Calculation Methodology for the Actual Project

This information is not yet available.

  • 3. GHG emission/sequestration data

    • (a) Reporting of GHG emissions/sequestration

Projected Net Greenhouse Gas Benefits: All Project Sites

(Tonnes, Full Molecular Weight Basis)

Sector(s): Energy Efficiency

Project Activity(ies): Combined Cycle Generation

Please specify: Year 1 = 2000

Reference Scenario

Emissions

Project Scenario

Emissions

Net GHG Benefits

(Reference Scenario -

Project Scenario)

Cumulative GHG Benefits

(Reference Scenario -

+L20Project Scenario)

Year CO2 CH4 N2O CO2 CH4 N2O CO2 CH4 N2O CO2-

Equivalent

CO2 CH4 N2O CO2-

Equivalent

1

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

2

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

2,161,984

2,161,984

3

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

3,242,976

3,242,976

4

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

4,323,968

4,323,968

5

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

5,404,960

5,404,960

6

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

6,485,952

6,485,952

7

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

7,566,944

7,566,944

8

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

8,647,936

8,647,936

9

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

9,728,928

9,728,928

10

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

10,809,920

10,809,920

11

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

11,890,912

11,890,912

12

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

12,971,904

12,971,904

13

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

14,052,896

14,052,896

14

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

15,133,888

15,133,888

15

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

16,214,880

16,214,880

16

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

17,295,872

17,295,872

17

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

18,376,864

18,376,864

18

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

19,457,856

19,457,856

19

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

20,538,848

20,538,848

20

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

21,619,840

21,619,840

Projected Net Greenhouse Gas Benefits: All Project Sites (Continued)

(Tonnes, Full Molecular Weight Basis)

Sector(s): Energy Efficiency

Project Activity(ies): Combined Cycle Generation

Please specify: Year 1 = 2000

Reference Scenario

Emissions

Project Scenario

Emissions

Net GHG Benefits

(Reference Scenario -

Project Scenario)

Cumulative GHG Benefits

(Reference Scenario -

Project Scenario)

Year CO2 CH4 N2O CO2 CH4 N2O CO2 CH4 N2O CO2-

Equivalent

CO2 CH4 N2O CO2-

Equivalent

21

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

22,700,832

22,700,832

22

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

23,781,824

23,781,824

23

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

24,862,816

24,862,816

24

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

25,943,808

25,943,808

25

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

27,024,800

27,024,800

26

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

28,105,792

28,105,792

27

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

29,186,784

29,186,784

28

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

30,267,776

30,267,776

29

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

31,348,768

31,348,768

30

2,161,984

1,080,992

1,080,992

1,080,992

32,429,760

32,429,760

Total

64,859,520

32,429,760

32,429,760

32,429,760

32,429,760

32,429,760

  • (b) Additional information on GHG emissions/sequestration

Indirect or Secondary GHG Impacts (Positive and Negative)

This information is not yet available.

Factors That Could Cause the Future Loss or Reversal of GHG Benefits

Failure of the combined cycle facility to operate for 30 years.
Failure of the Argentine utility system to purchase the power.

Strategy for Reducing the Risk of Future Loss or Reversal of GHG Benefits

None proposed.

  • F. Funding of the AIJ project

    1. Identification of funding sources

    • Public debt and private equity through El Paso Energy International Company.

      Host country investment by CAPEX, SA

    2. Assessment of additional funding needs

Current or Planned Activities to Obtain Additional Funding

None proposed.

  • G. Contribution to capacity building and technology transfer

Contribution to Capacity Building and Technology Transfer

The project will add momentum to the trend toward more fuel-efficient, lower emitting power generation in Argentina.

  • H. Recent developments, technical difficulties, and obstacles encountered

Recent Project Developments

This information is not yet available.

Technical Difficulties and Other Obstacles Encountered

This information is not yet available.

  • I. Additional information

Additional Information

None.

  • J. Annex

    1. Host country acceptance of the AIJ project

Country/Project Title Name, Title, and Government Agency of the Designated National Authority Date of Approval(day/month/year)

Argentina/CAPEX, SA Electric Generation Project

Marí¡ Julia Alsagaray, Secretary of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

23 October 1998
  • 2. Letters of approval of this AIJ project report

    • See attached letter of concurrence.