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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 
Uniform Reporting Format:

Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

POLAND/NORWAY COAL-TO-GAS CONVERSION - AIJ PILOT PROJECT
 
June 2001

List of Projects

UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:

ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY UNDER THE PILOT PHASE

The same as in the previous report

A. Description of project

A. 1) Title of project: Poland/Norway Coal-to-Gas Conversion - AlJ Pilot Project

The objectives of the project as a whole are to stimulate technological and institutional changes to demonstrate inter-fuel substitution and energy efficiency improvement as means to support the country objectives. The total project aims at encouraging and introducing more rapid transition from coal to gas and introducing more energy efficiency in residential buildings.

The total project has the following components:

  • a coal-to-gas conversion component, involving investments in about 30 non-industrial small to medium size heat plants (boilers) for their conversion from coal to natural gas. The projects are for residential houses and public buildings; the project consists of the new technologies that include gas fired cogeneration unit of heat and electricity, condensing boilers as well as conventional gas fired boilers;
  • an energy efficiency component, involving investments in insulation of buildings and the installation of energy efficient equipment in some hundred new residential units;
  • a technical assistance component to project participants, including institutional training, project management, environmental monitoring and nation-wide marketing.

The AIJ factor of the project is funded with a grant of 1.1 million USD from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs of the Government of Norway. Non-AIJ related financing of the project includes grant of 25 million USD from the GEF and further 22 million USD from the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (National Fund, NF), Voivodeship Funds (VF), Environmental Protection Bank (BOS) and private investors in Poland.

The funding of the Government of Norway was the reason, that this project functions as an Activities Implemented Jointly - AIJ demonstration project, with the objective of assisting Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - UNFCCC in gaining experience on how the mechanism of Activities Implemented Jointly might work. The project is administered by the BOS and the World Bank and is related to other Bank operations in Poland. The GEF funding is separate from the AIJ financing.

The overall project has an estimated lifetime of 17 years and will give substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time reduce air pollution. It has been planned in a manner consistent with national priorities for sustainable energy development.

A. 2) Participants/actors:

The donor country is the Government of Norway, represented by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RNMFA), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. The host is the Government of Poland, represented by the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Department of Servicing Foreign Assistance Funds.

The entity responsible for co-ordination and reporting on AIJ activities in Poland is the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NF), Executive Office for the Climate Convention, Joint Implementation-Secretariat. The implementing agency is the Environmental Protection Bank (BOS). Within the World Bank, the Department for Central and Eastern Europe is charged with management of the project, while the Global Environment Department assists in development of the AIJ factor.

The host investors are the private boiler owners, public entities and self-governments.

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 organisationa):

Government of Norway, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Name of organisation (English):

Government of Norway, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department:

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function with activity:

Governmental authority responsible for committing financial resources for AIJ factor and approval of AIJ project agreements and reports (foreign investor – AIJ)

Street:

Juniplassen / Victoria Terrasse

Post Code:

PO Box 8114

City:

N-0032 Oslo DEP 1

Country:

Norway

Telephone:

+47 22 24 36 03

Fax:

+47 22 23 27 82

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact Person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Mr. Bjornebye

First name, middle name:

Erik

Job title:

Head of Division

Direct tel:

+47 22 24 36 19

Direct fax:

+47 22 23 27 82

Direct E-mail:

Erik.bjornebye@mfa.no

  1. Organisation includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organisations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

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 organisationa):

World Bank

Name of organisation (English):

World Bank

Department:

Carbon Offset Unit

Acronym:

WB

Acronym (English):

WB

Function within activity:

Administration of project on behalf of World Bank - GEF and the Norwegian Government

Street:

1818 H Street, N.W.

Post code:

DC 20433

City:

Washington, DC 20433

Country:

USA

Telephone:

+1 (202) 473-4279

Fax:

+1 (202) 522-3256

E-mail:

environment@worldbank.org

WWW-URL:

http://www-esd.worldbank/aij

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Mr. Karani

First name, middle name:

Patrick

Job title:

Program Manager

Direct tel:

+1 (202) 473-4279

Direct fax:

+1 (202) 522-2130

Direct E-mail:

Pkarani@worldbank.org

  1. Organisation includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organisations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

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 organisationa):

Ministerstwo Srodowiska

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Environment

Department:

Department of Servicing Foreign Assistance Funds

Acronym:

MS

Acronym (English):

MoE

Function within activity:

Host country representative

Street:

Wawelska 52/54

Post code:

00-922

City:

Warsaw

Country:

Poland

Telephone:

(+48 22) 579-24-96, ext.496

Fax:

(+48 22) 579-27-95

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

http://www.mos.gov.pl

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Mr. Malinowski

First name, middle name:

Andrzej

Job title:

Director of Department of Servicing Foreign Assistance Funds

Direct tel:

(+48 22) 579-24-96, ext.496

Direct fax:

(+48 22) 579-27-95

Direct E-mail:

andrzej.malinowski@mos.gov.pl

  1. Organisation includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organisations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

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 organisationa):

Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Srodowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej

Name of organisation (English):

National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

Department:

Executive Office for Climate Convention,

Sekretariat-Joint Implementation

Acronym:

NFOSiGW

Acronym (English):

NF

Function within activity:

National Focal Point, Reporting agency

Street:

Konstruktorska 3A

Post code:

02-673

City:

Warsaw

Country:

Poland

Telephone:

(+48 22) 849 22 80; 849 00 80

Fax:

(+48 22) 853 61 92

E-mail:

jolantak@nfosigw.gov.pl

WWW-URL:

http://www.nfosigw.gov.pl

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Mrs. Galon-Kozakiewicz, Ph.D

First name, middle name:

Jolanta

Job title:

Secretariat-JI

Direct tel:

(+48 22) 849 22 80; 849 00 80 ext. 504

Direct fax:

(+48 22) 853 61 92

Direct E-mail:

jolantak@nfosigw.gov.pl

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

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 organisationa):

Bank Ochrony Srodowiska SA

Name of organisation (English):

Environmental Protection Bank

Department:

Acronym:

BOS

Acronym (English):

BOS

Function within activity:

Implementing agency

Street:

Jana Pawla II / 12

Post code:

00-950

City:

Warsaw

Country:

Poland

Telephone:

(+48 22) 850 88 05

Fax:

(+48 22) 850 88 89

E-mail:

gef@bosbank.pl

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Mr. Urbala, Ph.D.

First name, middle name:

Stanislaw

Job title:

Director GEF Project

Direct tel:

(+48 22) 850 89 44

Direct fax:

(+48 22) 850 88 89

Direct E-mail:

gef@bosbank.pl

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

A. 3) Activity:

All projects:

Technical data of following:

  • 29 projects under Coal to Gas Conversion Component, updated 30th of November 2000,
  • 11 projects under Energy Efficiency in New Residential Buildings Component, updated 31st of December 1999,
  • 3 projects under Coal to Gas Conversion Component are specified in list of "stand-by" projects.
Item Please fill in if applicable

General description:

The same

Type of project:a)

Fuel conversion and energy efficiency measures.

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

Both the Coal to Gas Conversion Component and the Energy Efficiency in New Residential Buildings Components are located throughout Poland.

Activity starting date:

June 30, 1995

Expected activity ending date:

September, 2002

Stage of activity:b)

Mutually agreed / in progress / completed

29 individual projects, for which grant agreements have been signed and approved by MoE, to be realized under the Coal-to-Gas Conversion component are at different stages of implementation:

  • 16 projects were commissioned (3 of them during the statement period);
  • 3 projects under realization;
  • 1 project - negotiation of the "turn-key" contract for realization;
  • 2 projects are after the bidding procedure (the bid evaluation reports have been transmitted to the World Bank);
  • 3 projects are after the biding procedure, during the bid evaluation;
  • 1 project - the tender document has been prepared;
  • 3 projects have been already prepared with the conceptual design;

3 next projects under the Coal-to-Gas Conversion component are in the stand-by group, approved by DKNT and Ministry of Environment.

Under the Energy Efficiency in New Residential Buildings Component, 11 grant agreements were concluded and these projects are at different stages of implementation:

  • 10 projects are completed, the report on the monitoring of one of them is being prepared, for 3 of them the final amount of grant has not been calculated yet;
  • 1 project is under construction.

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

17 years under Coal to Gas Conversion Component;

50 years under Energy Efficiency in New Residential Buildings Component.

Technical data:d)

(details are available in the appendixes)

1. Financing plan

25 million USD - GEF,

1.1 million USD – grant from the Government of Norway – AIJ component,

22 million USD - Poland (National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NF), Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (VF), BOS, owner’s contribution (Oc)

2. Project costs

48 million USD

3. Project cost-effectiveness

See description of each individual project (Appendix I, II, III)

4. Planned environmental benefits

260 590 tCO2/year - concerning 18 projects under Coal to Gas Conversion Component and 3 projects from the list of "stand-by" projects;

561 tCO2/year – concerning 11 projects under Energy Efficiency in New Residential Buildings Component.

5. Achieved environmental benefits

38 930 tCO2/year – concerning 11 completed projects under Coal to Gas Conversion Component.

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 types of activity what the minimum data requirements are.

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

The same

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organisations involved a):

5.1) General Agreement

The same

a) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organisations mentioned is reported under section A.2 above.

5.2) Monitoring

The same

B. Governmental acceptance, approval or endorsement

B.1) Letters of endorsement will be sent accordingly.

B. 2) This report is a joint report:

  • The same

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

The same

C. Compatibility with and supportiveness of national economic development and socio-economic and environmental 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.

The same

D. Benefits derived from the activities implemented jointly project

Item Please fill in

Describe environmental benefits in detail:

The same

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes

Planned environmental benefits:

260 590 tCO2/year - concerning 18 projects under Coal to Gas Conversion Component and 3 projects from the list of "stand-by" projects;

561 tCO2/year – concerning 11 projects under Energy Efficiency in New Residential Buildings Component.

Achieved environmental benefits:

38 930 tCO2/year – concerning 11 completed projects under Coal to Gas Conversion Component.

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

The same

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

The same

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

The same

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emissions reductions for Coal to Gas Conversion Component (29 projects + 3 projects from the list of "stand-by" projects):

According to the baseline

GHG 1997 1998 1999 2000

A) Project baseline scenario

(new coal fired boilers)

CO2 [Mg]

799

799

29910

118539

NOx [Mg]

3,6

3,6

117

222

SO2 [Mg]

7,64

7,64

281,01

1066,51

Dust [Mg]

96,42

96,42

2968,78

3460,78

B) Project activity scenario a

(new gas fired boilers)

CO2 [Mg]

365

365

15172

48634

NOx [Mg]

0,2

0,2

7,3

85,8

SO2 [Mg]

0,0

0,0

1,2

2,7

Dust [Mg]

0,1

0,1

0,3

0,3

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2 [Mg]

434

434

14738

69905

NOx [Mg]

3,5

3,5

109,9

136,4

SO2 [Mg]

7,6

7,6

279,8

1063,8

Dust [Mg]

96,3

96,3

2968,5

3460,5

D) Cumulative effect

CO2 [Mg]

434

868

15606

85511

NOx [Mg]

3,5

6,9

116,8

253,2

SO2 [Mg]

7,6