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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 
Uniform Reporting Format:

Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

Annex I

List of Projects

A. Description of project

1) Title of project: Varena Boiler Conversion Project

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):

SPAB Varenos siluma

Name of organisation (English):

Joint Stock Company Varenos siluma

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Borrower

Street:

Basanaviciaus 56

Post code:

LT 4640

City:

Varena

Country:

Lithuania

Telephone:

+370 60 31 027

Mobile:

+370 98 40 713

Fax:

+370 60 31 029

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

Surname:

JATKEVICIUS

First name, middle name:

BRONISLAVAS

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

+370 60 31 029

Mobile:

+370 87 58 817

Direct fax:

+370 60 31 029

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:

Varena is a medium size town about 1 hour away from Vilnius. 13.000 of the inhabitants are supplied with heat from a boiler house. SPAB Alytaus Siluma was the owner of the boiler house until 2000 when the ownership was passed to SPAB Varenos Siluma. The boiler house also supplies steam to nearby industries. The boiler house had three DKVR 10-13 steam boilers and two KVGM hot water boilers, all burning heavy oil.

Type of project:a)

Fuel switching to renewable

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

Varena town

Alytus District

LITHUANIA

Activity starting date:

1995- 03-219(letter of Intent)

In operation from:

May 1997

Expected activity ending date:

30. September 2005

Stage of activity:b)

Complete

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Expected technical lifetime is 25 years which means that the plant is expected to be in operation till 2020.

Technical data:d)

A new pre-furnace for burning wood chips and a new DE-25 steam boiler have been installed. The DE boiler has both an ordinary economiser for preheating the feed-water and an extra economiser that heats the district heating water. The latter economiser is an experiment that may cool the flue gases below water dew point and thus using a part of condensation energy in flue gases. New boiler has an estimated power output of 8 MW. Annual heat production is around 60 000 MWh.

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 tech-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

Varena Bc

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
0 1 2 3 4

Investment

1. Loan/debt to STEM

518200 650600 569300 487963 411049

2. Added costs

60300 72100 0 0 4423

3.Technical assistance

90000 0 0 0 0

AIJ/JI

4. Follow up

0 8500 2200 2267 2139

A. Sweden

Costs

5. Reporting costs

0 851 0 744 301

6. Administration

40000 0 0 0 0

7. Difference in interest

4% 26024 22772 19519 16442

8.Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

130000 165375 190347 212877 231759

9.Total costs

708500 815975 759647 700840 642808

Investment

1. Investment/Instalment

0 0 81300 81337 81337

2. Lithuania

AIJ/JI

2. Reporting costs

0 0 0 0 0

Costs

3. Other costs

0 0 0 0 0

4. Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

0 0 0 0 0

5. Total costs

0 0 81300 162637 243974

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.

  • * Subsequent reports:

Fourth report.

  1. This report is a joint report:
  • Yes, Endorsement letter was submitted 2001.

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 the following objectives in the Lithuanian energy sector:

- to reduce the energy intensity

- to reduce dependence on fuel imports

- to create new working places

- to involve the local companies into production of equipment for new firing technology

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

- to utilise the existing energy production capacity efficiently

- to reduce of fossil fuel consumption which results in emission reduction and currency saving

- 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

19 713 ton CO2 12 342 ton CO2

19 516* 12 219

300 ton SO2 188 ton SO2

7 ton NOx 4 ton NOx

Lower pollution.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes. Collected by LEI experts since 1997.

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

The project has a good demonstration effect

Improved working conditions, increased motivation

Higher employment

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decreased fuel costs about 4 USD/MWh which results in emission reduction and currency saving;

Reduction of heat price for heating and hot water preparation about 20%

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 a 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

= 1996

Year 2

= 1997

Year 3

= 1998

Year 4

= 1999

Year 5

= 2000

...

Year 25

Planned energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout /light-oil

60 000

30 000

60 000

30 000

60 000

30 000

60 000

30 000

60 000

30 000

60 000

30 000

Planned annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout/light oil

73 171

35 296

73 171

35 296

73 171

35 296

73 171

35 296

73 171

35 296

73 171

35 296

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

29 570

29 274*

29 570

29 274

29 570

29 274

29 570

29 274

29 570

29 274

29 570

29 274

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

9 857

9 758

9 857

9 758

9 857

9 758

9 857

9 758

9 857

9 758

9 857

9 758

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect (B-A)

CO2

-19 713

-19 516

-19 713

-19 516

-19 713

-19 516

-19 713

-19 516

-19 713

-19 516

-19 713

-19 516

CH4

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-19 713

-39 426

-59 139

-78 852

-98 565

- 492 825

CH4

-19 516

-39 032

-58 548

-78 064

-97 580

-487 900

N2O

-

Other

-

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

* The data in black colour are calculated using the programme provided by ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB. The data in red colour presented in this table are calculated according to formulas and discounting values from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report. Almost all recommendations and remarks from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report are involved in these calculations.

Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

= 1996

Year 2

= 1997

Year 3

= 1998

Year 4

= 1999

Year 5

= 2000

...

Year 25

Factual energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout /light-oil

13 312

30 617

30 731

52 241

28 224

54 489

28 202

44 258

37 565

27 386

27607

41 798

Factual annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout/light oil

16 234

36 020

37 477

61 460

34 420

64 105

34 393

52 068

45 811

32 219

33 667

49 174

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

14 433

27 261

27 176

23 807

21 340

22 803

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

10 059

17 164

17 903

14 541

8998

13 733

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect (B-A)

CO2

-4 374

-4 329*

-10 097

-9 996

-9 273

-9 180

-9 266

-9 173

-12 342

-12 219

-9 070

-8 979

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-4 374

-4 329

-14 471

-14 325

-23 744

-23 505

-33 010

-32 678

-45 352

-44 897

-226 752

-224 477

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

* The data in black colour are calculated using the programme provided by ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB. The data in red colour presented in this table are calculated according to formulas and discounting values from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report. Almost all recommendations and remarks from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report are involved in these calculations.

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

815.000

Grant from NUTEK for technical assistance

120.000

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. Personnel of Heat-Equipment Research and Testing Laboratory is carrying out following up procedures keeping a close relation with and AF 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 "Bioenergy 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 realized 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 realized STEM projects.

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

H. Additio

A. Description of project

1) Title of project: Vienybe, Boiler Conversion Project

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):

AB "Vienybe"

Name of organisation (English):

Joint Stock Company "Vienybe"

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Borrower

Street:

Kauno 120

Post code:

4120

City:

Ukmerge

Country:

Lithuania

Telephone:

+370 11 63 207

Fax:

+370 11 63 544

E-mail:

vienybe@vienybe.lt

WWW-URL:

www.vienybe.lt

Contact person (for this activity):

Surname:

GRIBACIAUSKAS

First name, middle name:

ARTURAS

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

+370 11 63 663

Direct fax:

+370 11 63 544

Direct E-mail:

vienybe@vienybe.lt

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 16 83

+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 16 84

+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:

Ukmerge is a small town with 30 000 inhabitants approximately 70 km north of Vilnius. Vienybe Joint Stock Company is a privately owned metal industry company in Ukmerge. The company's heating plant is the supplier of heat to its own facilities only. There were plans to deliver heat to other industries and an adjacent residential area at the project start but unfortunately those plans have not been realised. The plant has five gas or mazut-fired boilers, three DKVR 10, one DKVR 20 and one DE 16 boiler.

Annual energy production was estimated about 50 000 MWh at the initial stage of the project.

Type of project:a)

Fuel switching to renewable

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

state):

Ukmerge town

Ukmerge District

LITHUANIA

Activity starting date:

31 March 1995 (Letter of Intent)

In operation from:

April 1996

Expected activity ending date:

30 September 2005

Stage of activity:b)

Complete

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 2010.

Technical data:d)

One of the DKVR 10-13 boilers has been converted to wood chips firing with an estimated power output of 6 MW and an annual heat production of around 38 000 MWh.

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.

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

Vienybe BC

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
0 1 2 3 4

Investment

1. Loan/debt to STEM

465100 528200 507500 518511 524048

2. Added costs

36700 26400 12300 11011 5537

3.Technical assistance

64000 0 0 0 0

AIJ/JI

4. Follow up

0 8500 2200 2267 2139

A. Sweden

costs

5. Reporting costs

0 851 0 744 301

6. Administration

40000 0 0 0 0

7. Difference in interest

4% 21128 20300 20740 20962

8.Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

104000 134479 156979 180731 204133

9.Total costs

605800 662679 664479 699241 728181

Investment

1. Investment/Instalment

0 0 33000 0 0

2. Lithuania

AIJ/JI

2. Reporting costs

0 0 0 0 0

costs

3. Other costs

0 0 0 0 0

4. Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

0 0 0 0 0

5. Total costs

0 0 33000 33000 33000

1 USD=

10

SEK

5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations 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 2001.

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 consist of collection basic data, examination project possibilities, engineering, supervision, inspection, local investigations, 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 the following objectives in the Lithuanian energy sector:

- to reduce the energy intensity

- to reduce dependence on fuel imports

- to create new working places

- to involve the local companies into production of equipment for new firing technology

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

- to utilize the existing energy production capacity efficiently

- to reduce of fossil fuel consumption which results in emission reduction and currency saving

- to develop cooperation 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

7 278 ton CO2 1 657 ton CO2

8 984* 2 045

6 208 1 413

10 ton SO2 2 ton SO2

1 ton NOx 0 ton NOx

Improved sivilculture

Lower pollution in district

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

No.

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

More stable energy supply.

Improved working conditions, increased motivation

More employment (fuel companies)

Improved trade balance.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No.

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decreased fuel costs approx. 3.5 USD/MWh.

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 a 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

= 1996

Year 2

= 1997

Year 3

= 1998

Year 4

= 1999

Year 5

= 2000

...

Year 15

Planned energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Natural gas

38 000

12 000

38 000

12 000

38 000

12 000

38 000

12 000

38 000

12 000

38 000

12 000

Planned annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Natural gas

47 500

14 118

47 500

14 118

47 500

14 118

47 500

14 118

47 500

14 118

47 500

14 118

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

9 576

11 821*

8 168

9 576

11 821

8 168

9 576

11 821

8 168

9 576

11 821

8 168

9 576

11 821

8 168

9 576

11 821

8 168

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

2 298

2 837

1 960

2 298

2 837

1 960

2 298

2 837

1 960

2 298

2 837

1 960

2 298

2 837

1 960

2 298

2 837

1 960

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-7 278

-8 984

-6 208

-14 556

-17 968

-12 416

-21 834

-26 952

-18 624

-29 112

-35 936

-24 832

-36 390

-44 920

-31 040

-109 170

-134 760

-93 120

CH4

N2O

Other

*The data in black colour are calculated using the programme provided by ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB. The net calorific value of natural gas – 11,6 MWh/t used in this programme.

The data in red colour presented in this table are calculated according to formulas and discounting values from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report. The net calorific value of natural gas – 9,35 MWh/t. Almost all recommendations and remarks from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report are involved in these calculations.

The data in blue colour are calculated using the programme provided by ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB and the real net calorific value of natural gas in Lithuania - 13,6 MWh/t.

Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

= 1996

Year 2

= 1997

Year 3

= 1998

Year 4

= 1999

Year 5

= 2000

...

Year 15

Factual energy production, MWh/year

Biofuel

Natural gas

12 130

11 960

11 800

10 310

8650

10 970

Factual annual fuel consumption, MWh/year

Biofuel

Natural gas

15 163

14 950

14 750

12 888

10 813

13 713

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

2 323

2 868*

1 981

2 291

2 827

1 954

2 260

2 790

1 928

1 975

2 437

1 684

1 657

2 045

1 413

2 101

2 593

1 792

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

0

0

0

0

0

0

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-2 323

-2 868

-1 981

-2 291

-2 827

-1 954

-2 260

-2 790

-1 928

-1 975

-2 437

-1 684

-1 657

-2 045

-1 413

-2 101

-2 593

-1 792

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-2 323

-2 868

-1 981

-4 614

-5 695

-3 935

-6 874

-8 485

-5 863

-8 849

-10 922

-7 547

-10 506

-12 967

-8 960

-31 516

-38 897

-26 880

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

  1. Includes indirect GHG leakage.
  2. The converted boiler house has concentrated on bio-fuel firing, remaining load have been produced in the central boiler house ( net are connected ). Therefore gas have been used to calculate reductions.
  3. Ongoing work aim to increase the load on the converted boiler and for that reason future production is estimated tat 35 000 MW/h, real baseline figures used for year 1is not available.

*The data in black colour are calculated using the programme provided by ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB. The net calorific value of natural gas – 11,6 MWh/t used in this programme.

The data in red colour presented in this table are calculated according to formulas and discounting values from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report. The net calorific value of natural gas – 9,35 MWh/t. Almost all recommendations and remarks from DNV "Multi-Project Verification of 31 Swedish-Baltic AIJ Projects" report are involved in these calculations.

The data in blue colour are calculated using the programme provided by ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB and the real net calorific value of natural gas in Lithuania - 13,6 MWh/t.

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

660.000

Grant from NUTEK for technical assistance

85.000

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 cooperation 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. Personnel of Heat-Equipment Research and Testing Laboratory is carrying out following up procedures keeping a close relation with and AF Energikonsult company as the main supervisor of conversion projects supported by STEM.

  1. The local company "Kazlu Rudos Metalas" with participation of the 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 cooperation 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 operation and safety 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 coordinate 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 realized 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 realized 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

1) Any practical experience gained:

2) Technical difficulties: There were problems with combustion when the fuel, 100% saw dust, had too much moisture at the initial stage of biofuel boiler operation.

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 of the local staff etc.
  1. Impacts encountered: The fuel price has proven to be lower because sawmill-waste resources were higher than expected.
  2. Other obstacles encountered: Personal training in different boiler plants in the Baltic States had good effects on knowledge of the personal.

The heat production decreased in 2000 due to the higher average ambient temperature in 2000 (October-December) heating season, energy saving measures and conversion steam boiler to hot water.

6) Other: It is possible to increase the load in the boiler house in the future by increasing production capacities.

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

1) Any practical experience gained: The project has a good demonstration effect. The boiler house staffs have actively participated in the rebuilding and have a great part in the positive result.

2) Technical difficulties: Low quality of hydraulic cylinder.

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 of a new policy with respect to cleaning the forests and using the wood wastes or preparation of wood fuel by the forestry industries/administrations;
  • Research and testing the new equipment, execution of the following up activity, training of the local staff etc.
  1. Impacts encountered: The shortage of biofuel in local region was the main problem in 1997-1998. The energy production price from wood waste increased from 12 Lt/MWh in 1997 to 23 Lt/m3 in 1998 and sometimes in wintertime it reached 28 Lt/m3.

At the same time the energy production price from mazout decreased from 43,65 Lt/MWh in 1997 to 31,75 Lt/MWh.

5) Other obstacles encountered: The main unsolved problem for this boiler house is the assurance of full load during the heating season and as much as possible during the summer time. The yearly heat production decreased from 82972 MWh in 1997 to 72460 MWh in 1999 and to 64951 MWh in 2000 respectively.

Two main reasons have influenced in decrease of heat production in 1999 and 2000:

  • Warm winter, higher average ambient temperature during 1999 and 2000 heating season;
  • Energy saving measures, heat meters, were installed in all houses, so inhabitants have possibility to reduce heat consumption according the their needs and capacities.

The heat production from biofuel boiler increased from 28 202 MWh in 1999 up to 37 565 MWh in 2000.

6) Other: There is a possibil