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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY (AIJ)
 

USIJI Uniform Reporting Document:

Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

List of Projects

  • A. Description of the AIJ project

    1. Title of project: Taquesi River Hydroelectric Power Project

    2. Host country: Bolivia

  1. Brief project description:
    • The project is a run-of-river hydroelectric project, approximately 85 MW in the aggregate, along the Taquesi and Unduavi Rivers in the Republic of Bolivia, South America. The proposed project involves reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide through the displacement of electrical energy produced by single-cycle combustion turbines in the reference case. The project will supply electrical energy to the La Paz area from run-of-river hydropower facilities and thereby reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from the alternate electrical energy source.
  • 4. Participants:

Name of Organization or Individual Country

Hidroeléctrica Boliviana, S.A.

Bolivia

Tenaska International LLC.

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

Hidroeléctrica Boliviana, S.A.

Name of organization (English)

Hidroelectrica Boliviana, S.A.

Acronym (original language)

HB

Acronym (English)

HB

Department

Function(s) within the AIJ project activities

Project Development

Street

22, Fuerza Naval Avenue, Calacoto

City

La Paz

State

Post code

Country

Bolivia

Telephone

(591-2) 770765

Fax

(591-2) 770933

E-mail

Hibsa@datacom-bo.net

World Wide Web-URL address

Administrative Officer Responsible for the Project

Surname

Zannier

First name, middle name

Angel

Job title

General Manager

Direct telephone

011/5912/ 770765

Direct fax

011/5912/ 770933

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

Tenaska International, LLC.

Name of organization (English)

(same)

Acronym (original language)

(none)

Acronym (English)

(none)

Department

Function(s) within the AIJ project activities

Project Development

Street

1044 N, 115 Street, Suite 400

City

Omaha

State

Nebraska

Post code

68154-4446

Country

U.S.A.

Telephone

(402) 691-9500

Fax

(402) 691-9550

E-mail

World Wide Web-URL address

www.tenaska.com

Administrative Officer Responsible for the Project

Surname

Petersen

First name, middle name

Marc

Job title

Vice President

Direct telephone

(402) 691 9712

Direct fax

(402) 691-9719

Direct e-mail

mpetersen@tenaska.com

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, Inc.

Name of organization (English)

International Utility Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

Acronym (original language)

IUEP

Acronym (English)

IUEP

Department

Function(s) within the AIJ project activities

Project Development

Street

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 500

City

Washington, D.C.

State

Post code

20004-2696

Country

U.S.A.

Telephone

(202) 508-5507

Fax

(202) 508-5080

E-mail

World Wide Web-URL address

www.ji.org

Administrative Officer Responsible for the Project

Surname

Shiflett

First name, middle name

Ronald, C. Jr.

Job title

Executive Director

Direct telephone

(202) 508-5507

Direct fax

(202) 508-5080

Direct e-mail

ronalsee@eei.org

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

Bolivia

Exact location (city, state, region)

La Paz, South Yungas area

Key Dates and Current Stage of Project

Project starting date (month/year)

February 2002

Project ending date (month/year)

February 2037

Project lifetime (years)

35

Current stage of project

In progress (Under Construction)

General Project Description and Technical Data

Hidroeléctrica Boliviana S.A. ("HB" the "Project Company") is proposing to finance, construct, own, and operate two new run-of-river hydroelectric projects, approximately 85 MW in the aggregate, along the Taquesi and Unduavi Rivers in the Republic of Bolivia, South America. The project expects to displace more than 10 million metric tons of greenhouse emission credits over plant life. These projects are near the small communities of La Chojlla and Yanacachi, located approximately 40 kilometers east from La Paz, in South Yungas area of Bolivia. The project is being developed as a result of deregulation of the Bolivian market. Private electric developments are now permitted, with payment based on either spot market prices for firm capacity and energy or negotiated power purchase agreements. The second and main phase of the project will commence operation in February 2002.

The project’s net electrical output will be sold under the terms of Bolivia’s Electricity Law, which regulates electric power production on the basis of economic dispatch and lowest marginal cost of production. The Bolivian model resembles closely the models found in Argentina, United Kingdom, Chile, and Peru. Under the Electricity Law, the Project will receive a fixed capacity payment and energy payments for all delivered energy. A 115-kV transmission line will connect the Project with the Pichu Substation located near Yanacachi. From the Pichu substation, the power will be transmitted on an existing 115-kV transmission line to the Kenko substation near the northern portion of La Paz, Bolivia’s major load center.

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

Methodology for Calculating Cost Data

None presented; engineering estimates.

  • (b) Cost data–Project development

Itemized Project Development Costs
Year(s) Type of Cost Incurred Amount

(US$)

2000/2002 General development expenses 7,100,000.0

Total

7,100,000.0
  • (c) Cost data–Project implementation

Itemized Project Implementation Costs
Year(s) Item Projected Amount

(US$)

Actual Amount

(US$)

Project Costs
2000/2002

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract costs & taxes

68,800,000.0

Not Available (NA)

2000/2002

Development Expenses

7,100,000.0

NA

2000/2002

Pre-Commercial Operation Date Operation and maintenance expenses

4,800,000.0

NA

2000/2002

Net Interests during construction

7,600,000.0

NA

2000/2002

Financing expenses

900,000.0

NA

2000/2002

Miscellaneous and Contingencies

8,300,000.0

NA

Subtotal

97,500,000.0

NA

Project Revenues

Not available for being the project not yet in operation

Subtotal

NA

Net Project Cost (Project Costs-Project Revenues)

NA

AIJ Project Implementation Costs: Annual Basis

Please specify: Year 1 = feb/2002-feb/2003

AIJ Project Cost

in US$

US$ per

Avoided Tonne of

CO2-Equivalent

Year Projected Actual Projected Actual
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34 NA NA NA NA
35 NA NA NA NA
Total NA NA NA NA
  • 7. Monitoring and verification of AIJ project activities and results
Item Please Complete

Party(ies) that will be monitoring project activities

In process of definition

Party(ies) that will be externally verifying project results

In process of definition

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

In process of definition

Types of data that will be collected

Project electric production (GWh)

CO2 estimated 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, Bolivian Ministry of Sustainable Development and Planning, and the UNFCCC.

  • B. Governmental approval

Item Please Complete

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

This project will positively impact economic development of the region. This project will produce significantly cheaper electricity for Bolivia by utilizing existing site, substation and transmission facilities, reducing project costs per MW and minimizing construction impact. Both temporary and permanent jobs will be created during the construction and operation of the plant. Technology Transfer – Capacity. This project will add momentum to developing clean independent power in Bolivia.

  • D. Environmental, social/cultural, and economic impacts of the AIJ project
Non-Greenhouse-Gas Environmental Impacts of the Project
  • 1. The project requires no flooding, contemplates no resident re location, and is situated in an area historically used for mining and hydroelectric power generation.

    2. Due to the small footprint of the project facilities, impact to soil and forest resources will be insignificant. Hidroeléctrica Boliviana, S.A. is planning to maintain the forests adjacent to the generation plants to sustain hydrologic conditions, reduce soil erosion, and preserve biodiversity.

    3. Due to the nature of the project, human health will not be impacted. Project medical facilities will contribute to local medical infrastructure.

    4. The plant will not threaten Biodiversity.

    5. Access to the site is available by public and private roads. Most equipment, construction materials and construction equipment will be heavy hauled or trucked to the site. Major equipment will be delivered by ocean freight to Arica, Chile, or rail to the nearest available siding and heavy hauled or trucked to the site.

Social/Cultural Impacts of the Project

Hidroeléctrica Boliviana has established a Foundation (Fundacion Taquesi) with the following objectives:

  • 1. The conservation of cultural, historical, and archaeological resources found near the project site.

    2. Assistance in efforts to conserve environmental quality within the areas of influence of the project and adjacent areas.

    3. Improve living conditions of the communities situated adjacent to the project site.

There will be a strong participation from experts in all the areas of work that the foundation will focus. Such areas are health, education, environment, economic, and archeological.

Economic Impacts of the Project

The project will provide power at reduced cost to the Bolivian national grid, thus allowing the growth of all other economic sectors.

  • E. Greenhouse gas impacts of the AIJ project

    1. Scenario description

Item Please Complete for Each Site
Site Designation

Site number (order of presentation in this report)

1 of 1

Site name/designation

South Yungas, La Paz (Taquesi River)

Project sector

Energy

Reference Scenario

Primary activity(ies)

Generation of electricity by run-of-river (Taquesi River)

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

Yes

No

This is the first project report.

Description:

There are no greenhouse gas sources at the project site included in the emissions baseline/reference case. Sources affected by the project include single-cycle combustion turbines located in the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia, that would produce fossil fuel-based electricity to inject through the Bolivian Interconnected Grid if the Taquesi project do not became operative. Those combustion turbines are sources of carbon dioxide in the baseline case.

Predicted Project Scenario

Primary activity(ies)

Description:

The project involves reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide through the displacement of electrical energy produced by single cycle combustion turbines in the reference case. The project will supply electrical energy to the La Paz area from run-of-river hydropower facilities and thereby reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from the alternate electrical energy source.

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

Description of Calculation Methodology for the Reference Scenario

General Electric’s Cycle Deck Analysis program was used to calculate the exhaust analysis from an appropriately sized single-cycle gas turbine—the GE Frame 6 machine. The proposed site elevation near Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is 1,365 feet above sea level and the weather data collected at the Santa Cruz Airport indicates an average yearly temperature of 77 degrees F. These values were used as the specific input for calculation of outputs and exhaust flow analyses.

Approximately 98 MWs of generation is required in Santa Cruz to displace approximately 84 MWs at Yungas.

Weather data sources: National Hydrology and Meteorology Service (SENAMHI) and Meteorology Unit of Viru Viru International Airport.

Natural gas characteristics: Andina SRL Company (gas projects developer)

Description of Calculation Methodology for the Project Scenario

The project scenario entails the concept of ZERO emissions.

Description of Calculation Methodology for the Actual Project

In process of definition.

  • 3. GHG emission/sequestration data

    • (a) Reporting of GHG emissions/sequestration

Image

Projected Net Greenhouse Gas Benefits: All Project Sites

(Tonnes, Full Molecular Weight Basis)

Sector(s): ENERGY

Project Activity(ies): ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Please specify: HYDROELECTRIC POWER PROJECT

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

24

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

6,871,153

25

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

7,157,451

26

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

7,443,749

27

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

7,730,048

28

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

8,016,346

29

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

8,302,644

30

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

8,588,942

31

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

8,875,240

32

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

9,161,538

33

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

9,447,836

34

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

9,734,134

35

286,298

0

286,298

286,298

10,020,432

Total

10,020,432

0

10,020,432

10,020,432

10,020,432

  • (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

Events that could cause future loss or removal of GHG benefits and with a reasonably likelihood of occurrence have not been identified.

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

    • (a) Funding sources for project development

Funding Source Country of Funding Source Amount ($US) Percent of Total Funding (%)

Equity contribution

U.S.A. NA NA

Total

  • (b) Funding sources for project implementation

Funding Source Country of Funding Source Amount ($US) Percent of Total Funding (%) Is This Funding Assured? (Y/N)

Equity Contribution

U.S.A. NA NA Y

Equity Contribution

Bolivia NA NA Y

Others

NA NA NA NA

Total

97,500,000 100
  • 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

This project will add momentum to the trend toward more efficient, lower emitting power generation in Bolivia.

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

Notice to Proceed has been given to main contractors and project is under intensive construction activity.

Technical Difficulties and Other Obstacles Encountered

None.

  • 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)

Taquesi River Hydroelectric Power Project

Host country letter - Erick Reyes Villa, Minister of Sustainable Development and Planning

Ministerial Decree No. 153/99 – Erick Reyes Villa, Minister of Sustainable Development and Planning and Neisa Roca Hurtado, Vice Minister of Sustainable Development and Planning

7 June 1999

18 August 1999

  • 2. Letters of approval of this AIJ project report:

    • See attached letter of concurrence.

    K. Addendum for USIJI Secretariat Only

    1. Lead contact for project reporting

Item

Please Complete If Applicable
Organization

Name

Organization (English)

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

  • 2. Milestones

Milestone Date Initiated (if applicable) (month/year) Date Completed (if applicable) (month/year)

Substantive discussions regarding project

Pre-feasibility study

Feasibility study

Project development (including construction and/or setting up on-site offices, purchase of lands, etc.)

Project operations (including starting management practices, distributing information, training, purchase of operating equipment, etc.)

Sequestration or reduction of GHG emissions

Project financing obtained

Other (please specify)

  • 3. Assignment of GHG emission reductions

    • (a) Methodology for allocating GHG emission reductions.

Methodology for Allocating GHG Emission Reductions
  • (b) Final assignment of GHG emission reductions
Participant Percentage of the Total Emission Reduction Assigned to This Participant

Not yet defined

Total

100
  • 4. Baseline GHG emission scenario (prior 12 months)

Period Baseline Emissions (metric tonnes)
From (month/year) To (month/year) CO2 CH4 N2O Other (Specify) CO2-Equivalent
Methodology for Calculating Baseline Emission/Sequestration Estimates