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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 
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Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

 

Annex I

List of Projects

A. Description of project

1) Title of project:

Stasiunai District Heating

2) Participants/actors:

Item Financier/Reporter Co-reporter

Name of organisation(a):

Statens energimyndighet

Aplinkos Ministerija

Name of organisation (English):

Swedish National Energy Administration

Ministry of Environment

Department:

Secretariat for Climate Policy and International Co-operation

Environmental Quality Department

Acronym:

STEM

AM

Acronym (English):

STEM

MoE

Function within activity:

Assigned by the Swedish Government for implementation including financing arrangements.

Assigned by the Lithuanian Government for activities implemented jointly

Street:

Kungsgatan 43

Jakšto 4

Post code:

BOX 310, S-631 04

LT-2600

City:

Eskilstuna

Vilnius

Country:

Sweden

Lithuania

Telephone:

+46-16 544 20 00

+370-2 61 90 49

Fax:

+46-16 544 22 64

+370-2-22 08 47

E-mail:

klas.tennberg@stem.se

atm@nt.gamta.lt

WWW-URL:

http://www.stem.se

http://www.gamta.lt

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Knutsson

Bilkis

First name, middle name:

Gudrun

Mindaugas

Job title:

Head of Section, Climate Investment Programme

Director of Environmental Quality Dept.

Direct tel:

+46-16 544 20 72

+370-2-61 90 49

Direct fax:

+46-16 544 22 64

+370-2-22 08 47

Direct E-mail:

gudrun.knutsson@stem.se

atm@nt.gamta.lt

Borrower

Name of organisation(a):

SPUAB Stasiunu Siluma

Name of organisation (English):

Joint Stock Company Stasiunu Siluma

Department:

-

Acronym:

-

Acronym (English):

-

Function within activity:

Borrower

Street:

Parko 2

Post code:

LT 4230

City:

Kaisiadorys district, Stasiunai village

Country:

Lithuania

Telephone:

+370 56 43 639

Fax:

-

E-mail:

-

WWW-URL:

-

Contact person (for this activity):

Surname:

DAMBRAUSKAS

First name, middle name:

ALGIRDAS

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

+370 56 43 649

Mobile:

+370 87 27 178

Direct fax:

-

Direct E-mail:

-

Item Please fill in if applicable Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization(a):

Lietuvos Energetikos Institutas

ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB

Name of organization (English):

Lithuanian Energy Institute

Department:

Heat-Equipment Research and Testing Laboratory

AF - International AB

Acronym:

LEI

ÅFE

Acronym (English):

LEI

AFE

Function within activity:

Local reporter

Responsible for the measuring and collecting results for EAES-reporting.

Technical support

Street:

Breslaujos 3

Stensjögatan 3

Post code:

LT 3035

S-217 65

City:

Kaunas

MALMÖ

Country:

Lithuania

SWEDEN

Telephone:

+ 370 (7) 45 34 95, 40 18 63

+46-40-37 50 00

Fax:

+ 370 (7) 35 12 71

+46-40-13 03 69

E-mail:

testlab@isag.lei.lt

WWW-URL:

http://www.lei.lt

http://www.af.se

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Pedisius

Mårtensson

First name, middle name:

Nerijus

Roland

Job title:

Senior Research Associate

project leader

Direct tel:

+ 370 (7) 40 18 64

+46-40-37 51 04

Direct fax:

+ 370 (7) 35 12 71

+46-40-13 03 69

Direct E-mail:

nerijus@isag.lei.lt

rmn@ens.af.se

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.

3) Activity:

Item Please fill in if applicable

General description:

Stasiunai is a small village in middle of Lithuania. The district heating system, was based on oil firing, is owned by a municipal company. Earlier there was a large workshop for repairing tractors, centre for a collective farm and a small residential area. Heat was supplied to all consumers from one boiler house where 2 boilers DKVR 4/13 were installed. A few years ago only residential heat consumers remained. There was a large excess heat production capacity and a long distance between the boiler-house and the residential area. The distribution network had pipes of a large diameter and low quality with leakage. Inside the houses there were old-fashioned sub-stations with large heat exchangers for hot water preparation and without any local control of heating and no hot water parameters existed.

Type of project:a)

Energy efficiency

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

state):

Stasiunai village

Kaisiadorys District

LITHUANIA

Activity starting date:

1996-06-26 (Loan agreement)

In operation from:

February 1997

Expected activity ending date:

31. March 2006

Stage of activity:b)

In progress

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Expected technical lifetime is 15 years which means that the plant is expected to be in operation till 2011.

Technical data:d)

In the project the 2 circulation pumps with a capacity of 75 kW each were exchanged by 2 smaller pumps with a capacity 11 and 18 kW respectively, 2 small pumps of a capacity 5 kW

each were installed for compensating the water losses in the pipelines. 16 modern prefabricated heat substations were installed which enable a complete control of the heating and the hot water preparation, heat consumption metering and etc. One heat substation and heating system were reconstructed for heat supply from this substation to 3 public houses.

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.

The lifetime criteria have been arranged in different groups depending on type of implemented activities. This classification assumes a level of operation and maintenance that is normal in western countries.

Lifetime of activity

Heat production plants (bio fuel)

25 years

New installation of all main equipment parts (fuel handling system, firing equipment and boiler) and modernisation of secondary equipment.

15 years

Conversion of existing boiler but new installation fuel handling system and firing equipment. Modernisation of secondary equipment.

10 years

Limited installation of new equipment (only one part of the three main parts, normally the firing equipment). Modernisation of other equipment.

Heat distribution systems and sub-stations

25 years

Pre-fabricated pipes and installations using certified contractors and supervisor according to EN norms and applicable district heating practise

15 years

Pre-fabricated pipes and installations without using certified contractors and supervisor

10 years

Modernisation of existing pipes.

Energy efficiency in buildings

25 years

Additional insulation roofs walls etc. with Scandinavian technology.

New installed heating systems.

15 years

Renovation and balancing of heating systems including thermostat valves.

10 years

Weather stripping windows, doors etc.

* If a combination of measures is done a reasonable lifetime for the project have to be calculated.

4) Plant cost (to the extent possible):

To the investment costs are referred the cost of the investment proper and the accumulated interest during the grace period, generally 2 years.

The AIJ/JI cost items are the costs for:

  • Technical assistance, a technical and administrative support from consultants, during the period from definition of the project till commissioning. These costs are paid by STEM.
  • Follow-up, an annual technical and economic follow-up by consultants, hired by STEM, of the operating results of the plant with the objective to improve on its techno-economic sustainability and its climate effect. The cost indicated is an average cost per project.
  • Reporting costs – i e costs in connection with the annual reporting of the project’s climate effects to UNFCCC. The cost indicated is an average cost per project.
  • Administration – average costs of STEM staff per project.
  • Difference in interest rates. STEM applies for its loans generally an interest rate corresponding to 6-month STIBOR (Stockholm InterBank Rate, in April 1999 3,0 %). Assuming a normal lending rate of 7 % means that this loan is associated with a cost of 4 % in relation to normal lending rate.

Investment/instalment = the borrower’s possible own financing of the investment, followed by the borrower’s repayment of the loan.

All costs in USD

Country

Staciunai EE

1997 1998 1999 2000
0 1 2 3

Investment

1. Loan/debt to STEM

80000 74800 70809 74692

2. Added costs

400 1800 0 3882

3.Technical assistance

19000 0 0 0

AIJ/JI

4. Follow up

0 2200 2267 2139

A. Sweden

costs

5. Reporting costs

850 0 744 301

6. Administration

47000 0 0 0

7. Difference in interest

4% 2992 2832 2988

8.Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

66850 72042 77885 83314

9.Total costs

147250 146842 148695 158005

Investment

1. Investment/Instalment

84000 7400 3991 0

2. Lithuania

AIJ/JI

2. Reporting costs

0 0 0 0

costs

3. Other costs

0 0 0 0

4. Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

0 0 0 0

5. Total costs

84000 91400 95391 95391

1 USD=

10

SEK

5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organisations involveda):

Lithuanian Ministry of Environment is a central Lithuanian authority responsible on reporting of JI-projects. This authority assigns a local organisation Lithuanian Energy Institute that is involved in to the evaluation of the climate effects of this project. Lithuanian Energy Institute takes the main responsibility to continue measuring, results collecting for JI-reporting.

a) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organisations 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.

1) For the activity:

  • * Subsequent reports:

Fourth report.

  1. This report is a joint report:
  • Yes, Endorsement letter was submitted 1999.

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

  • Yes, Agreement with Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment was signed on March 2000.
  • Activity. The scope of work of this agreement consists of collection basic data, examination project possibilities, engineering, supervision, inspection, local investigations, and preparation reports. cf. Annex II, section B

C. Compatibility with and supportiveness of national economic development and socio-economic and environment 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 project meets with a o the following objectives in the Lithuanian energy sector:

- to reduce the energy intensity

- to improve energy efficiency in heat production and distribution

- to save energy - especially by using electricity more efficient

- environmental advantages

- to create and improve energy infrastructure based on indigenous energy resources

- to utilise the existing energy production capacity efficiently

- to develop co-operation between Baltic, Nordic and other Central European countries

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.)

Item Please fill in

Describe environmental benefits in detail:

Annual emissions reduction:

Projected 2000

331 ton CO2 217 ton CO2

5 ton SO2 3 ton SO2

- ton NOx - ton NOx

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes. Collected by LEI experts since 1997 and updated every year.

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

More stable energy supply

Environmental aspects

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No.

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decreased energy consumption

Decreased consumption of fuel.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Yes. Collected by LEI experts since 1997 and updated every year.

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

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

Description of the baseline or reference scenario, including methodologies applied:

Present data reflect emission reductions using status quo (emissions in the period before the conversion to renewable fuel) for the baseline case. Calculation methods are being revised and will result in a change in emission reduction. The new data will be introduced as soon as available.

2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

Emission reductions are calculated using the IPCC Guidelines, using the Carbon Emission Factor (CEF) for different types of fuel, using actual system efficiency. For boiler conversion, the decrease in emissions is calculated in relation to the amount of fossil fuel replaced (status quo).

For energy efficiency project the decrease in emissions reflects the amount of fuel that is saved through the project. In the case that the system uses renewable fuels, the reduction is calculated comparing the amount of fossil fuels that was used before the conversion to renewable fuels.

Below comparison is based upon that the base-line scenario represents a status quo solution.

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

Summary table: Projected emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

= 1997

Year 2

= 1998

Year 3

= 1999

Year 3

= 2000

...

Year 15

Planned energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout /light-oil

4 000

4 000

4 000

4 000

4 000

Planned annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout/light oil

4 651

4 651

4 651

4 651

4 651

Planned energy saving, MWh/year

1020

1020

1020

1 020

1020

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

1 630

1 630

1 630

1 630

1 630

CH4

0

N2O

0

other

0

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

1 299

1 299

1 299

1 299

1 299

CH4

0

N2O

0

other

0

C) Effect (B-A)

CO2

-331

-331

-331

-331

-331

CH4

0

N2O

0

Other

0

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-331

- 662

-993

-1 324

- 4 965

CH4

0

N2O

0

Other

0

  1. Includes indirect GHG leakages.

Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

= 1997

Year 2

= 1998

Year 3

= 1999

Year 3

= 2000

...

Year 15

Factual energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout /light-oil

3 787

3 787

2 440

2 211

3 056

Factual annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout/light oil

4 403

4 403

2 976

2 571

3 588

Factual energy saving, MWh/year

933

933

729

669

816

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

1 533

1 533

1 029

935

1 258

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

1 230

1 230

792

718

993

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect (B-A)

CO2

-303

-303

-237

-217

-265

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-303

-606

-843

1060

-3975

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

a) Includes indirect GHG leakage.

F. Additionally 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 all sources of project funding.

Category of funding

(For each source one line)

Amount

(US dollars)

Loan from NUTEK

110.000 (budget)

Grant from NUTEK for technical assistance

23.000 (per May 1997)

1 USD = 7.50 SEK

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

Transfer of environmentally sound technologies and know-how Describe briefly

Schematically, the transfer of knowledge involves the following activities over time:

i) Technology transfer through STEM technical specialist during the implementation of the project.

  1. Technology transfer through co-operation between foreign supplier and local partner
  2. Conferences, seminars, documentation and training.

iv) Stimulate "net-working" for the exchange or experience between plant owners with similar problems, e g "bio-clubs"

Technology transfer has taken place through

  1. STEM technical specialist support to the local project leader and municipality.

The following up group for testing and adjustment of converted boilers has been formed in Lithuanian Energy Institute. A personnel of Heat-Equipment Research and Testing Laboratory is carrying out following up procedures keeping a close relation with and ÅF Energikonsult company as the main supervisor of conversion projects supported by STEM.

  1. The local company "Kazlu Rudos Metalas" with participation of Swedish company "Hotab" mainly performed the execution of these biofuel conversion projects.

iii) Personal from boiler plant has been invited to different seminars and workshops, documentation for training has been handed over.

There were arranged three seminars through close co-operation between STEM and LEI:

/Environmentally Friendly Energy Systems in the Baltic and Eastern Europe Countries/ (Seminar), Kaunas, 21-22 March, 1995

/Environmentally Adapted Energy Systems in the Baltic Region and Eastern Europe/ (Seminar), Birzai, 19-20 November 1998.

/Environmentally-Adapted Local Energy Systems /(Seminar and book presentation), Druskininkai, 21 November 1998.

Translation and preparation of safe operation regulations for wood waste burning boiler houses.

This job was supported by STEM.

  1. Association "Bio energy and energy saving" has been founded at the end of 1997 to co-ordinate the attempts of wood firing equipment producers, wood wastes suppliers and owners of boiler plants.

Endogenous capacity supported or enhanced:

Endogenous capacity

(Name of organisation1)

Development (DEV) /

enhancement (ENH)

Describe briefly

AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas"

AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas"

AB "Umega"

AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas"

AB "Singaras"

AB "Menranga"

AB "Germeta"

DEV

DEV

DEV

ENH

New biofuel firing technology was developed. Experience in installation and maintenance of modern western technology.

The new modern equipment for production pellets from wood dust were developed as demand for other wood fuel kinds increased

The straw burning technology was started to spread as continuation of successfully realised biofuel conversion projects.

Many smaller boiler conversion projects were successfully finished in Lithuania by local companies AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas", AB "Singaras", AB "Elhamers" during past five years. The implementation of these projects was initiated by the successfully realised STEM projects.

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

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

Fill in as appropriate:

1) Any practical experience gained: Change of pumps for distribution has reduced the electrical power consumption to about 1/3.

2) Technical difficulties: No.

3) Effects encountered: Execution of biofuel conversion projects according to STEM JI programme caused the activity in the following fields:

  • Production of pre-furnaces and small wood fired boilers by local companies;
  • Formation a new policy as respect to cleaning the forests and using the wood wastes or preparation of wood fuel by the forest industries/administrations;
  • Research and testing the new equipment, execution of the following up activity, training the local personnel and etc.
  1. Impacts encountered: The wood waste price remains stable during the last few years and there are no problems with fuel supply in the region. In comparison with 1998 the heat production decreased due to the higher average ambient temperature in 1999 and 2000 heating season. The great influence on heat production reduction had the boiler reconstruction form steam to water boiler. It gave opportunity to reduce heat losses for preheating mazut, blowout and i.e. The yearly heat production decreased from 3787 MWh in 1998 to 2440 MWh in 1999 and to 2211 MWh in 2000.

5) Other obstacles encountered: Local personnel in boiler-house has evaluated the wood wastes resources and its prices and made the conclusions that it will be possible to reduce the heat price up to 3 Lt/m2.

6) Other: The plan of the second stage of the project, to convert oil-fired boiler to wood chips firing with pre-furnace, was released in 1997. The capacity of the converted boiler is about 2 MW. There are also plans to change main pipelines for hot water supply from the boiler house to the local substations in the public houses area by properly designed pipes.