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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)

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Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

Annex I

A. Description of project

1) Title of project: Slampe, Boiler Conversion Project

2) Participants/actors:

Item Financier/Reporter Co-reporter

Name of organisation(a):

Statens energimyndighet

Vides Aizsardzîbas un Regionâlâs Attîstîbas Ministrija

Name of organisation (English):

Swedish National Energy Administration

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Department:

Secretariat for Climate Policy and International Co-operation

Environmental Protection Department

Acronym:

STEM

VARAM

Acronym (English):

STEM

Function within activity:

Assigned by the Swedish Government for Implementation including financing arrangements.

Assigned by the Latvian Government for activities implemented jointly

Street:

Kungsgatan 43

Peldu Str. 25

Post code:

S-117 86

LV 1494

City:

Eskilstuna

Riga

Country:

Sweden

Latvia

Telephone:

+46 16 544 20 00

+371-7 026 508

Fax:

+46 16 544 22 64

+371-7 820 442

E-mail:

klas.tennberg@stem.se

erna@varam.gov.lv

WWW-URL:

http://www.stem.se

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Knutsson

Apene

First name, middle name:

Gudrun

Ingrid

Job title:

Head of Section, Climate Investment Programme

Senior official

Direct tel:

+46 16 544 20 72

+371-7 026 508

Direct fax:

+46 16 544 22 64

+371-7 820 442

Direct E-mail:

gudrun.knutsson@stem.se

erna@varam.gov.lv

Borrower

Name of organisation(a):

Slampes Pagasta Padome

Name of organisation (English):

Slampes Pagasts Council

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Borrower

Street:

Tukums District

Post code:

LV3119

City:

Slampe

Country:

Latvia

Telephone:

+371- (2)31-98437

Fax:

+371-(2)31-98524

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

Surname:

Girgensons

First name, middle name:

Visvaldis

Job title:

Chairman of the Council

Direct tel:

+371 31 98 437

Direct fax:

+371 31 98 524

Direct E-mail:

Item Please fill in if applicable Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization(a):

EKODOMA

ÅF International

Name of organization (English):

EKODOMA

Department:

AF – International, Malmö

Acronym:

ÅFI

Acronym (English):

AFI

Function within activity:

Local reporter

Technical support

Street:

Noliktavas 3-3

Stensjögatan 3

Post code:

LV 1010

S-217 65

City:

Riga

MALMÖ

Country:

LATVIA

SWEDEN

Telephone:

+371-7 323212

+46-40-37 50 00

Fax:

+371-7 323210

+46-40-13 03 69

E-mail:

ekodoma@bkc.lv

WWW-URL:

http://www.ekodoma.lv

http://www.af.se

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Blumberga

Lindgren

First name, middle name:

Andra

Ulf

Job title:

Directress

project leader

Direct tel:

+371 7 323212

+46-40-37 50 97

Direct fax:

+372-7 323210

+46-40-13 03 69

Direct E-mail:

andra@bkc.lv

Ulf.lindgren@pdn.af

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:

Slampe is a small municipality about 100 km. west of Riga. The heat for the whole town is supplied from an oil-fired boiler plant with two DKVR 4-13 boilers. the annual energy production is about 12 000 MWh.

Type of project:a)

fuel switching to renewable fuels

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

state):

Slampe town

Tukums district

LATVIA

Activity starting date:

25. Mars 1994 (letter-of-intent)

In operation from:

October 1994

Expected activity ending date:

Loan expire date 30. September 2004

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 2019.

Technical data:d)

Conversion of an oil-fired DKVR 4-13 boiler to the use of biofuels through installation of a pre-furnace. Automatic fuel storage, wood chipper and flue gas cleaning are also included. The output power after conversion is 3 MW. The annual heat production in the converted boiler is estimated at 12 000 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.

  1. 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) 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

Slampe BC

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
0 1 2 3 4 5

Investment

1. Loan/debt to STEM

325400 374800 392400 406800 417825 300000

2. Added costs

16300 33100 17600 18400 11025 12785

3.Technical assistance

53000 0 0 0 0 0

AIJ/JI

4. Follow up

0 8200 8500 2200 2267 2139

A. Sweden

Costs

5. Reporting costs

0 0 850 0 744 301

6. Administration

53000 0 0 0 0 0

7. Difference in interest

4% 14992 15696 16272 16713 12000

8.Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

106000 129192 154238 172710 192434 206875

9.Total costs

447700 503992 546638 579510 610259 506875

Investment

1. Investment/amortization

0 0 0 4000 0 130610

Latvia

AIJ/JI

2. Reporting costs

0 0 0 0 0 0

3. Other osts

0 0 0 0 0 0

Costs

4. Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

0 0 0 0 0 0

5. Total costs

0 0 0 4000 4000 134610

1 USD=

10

SEK

5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involveda):

It is stated in agreement between STEM and Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia that local organisation in Latvia, company EKODOMA is assigned for the data collection and evaluation of the climate effects of this project. After an initial work in cooperation with STEM’s assigned consultant, this local organisation would take the main responsibility the continued measuring for JI-reporting.

a) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organizations 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:

Third report. First report was submitted 1997.

2) This report is a joint report:

  • Yes, Agreement with designated national authority was signed 1997.

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

Yes, Agreement with Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development was signed on March 1999.

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 Swedish side considers that the project meets the following objectives in the Latvian Energy Law:

- efficient use of energy resources;

  • creation and usage of energy efficient technologies, fuel/energy consuming and diagnostic equipment, construction and insulation materials; energy flow metering and control devices, automated energy consumption control systems;

Latvia became a Party of the United nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992.

In accordance with Kyoto Protocol to the UN FCCC on 10 December 1997, Latvia individually or jointly should ensure, that its aggregate anthropogenic CO2 equivalent emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs and SF6 in 2008 - 2012 should be 8% below the 1990 level.

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:

3900 ton CO2

60 ton SO2

1.0 ton NOx

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes.

Collected by EKODOMA

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

More stable energy supply.

Improved working conditions, increased motivation.

Improved trade balance.

Better heat and hot water supply to the customers.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No.

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decreased fuel costs approx. 2.5 USD/MWh.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Yes.

Collected by EKODOMA

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):

Present data reflect emission reductions using status quo (emissions in the period before the conversion to renewable fuel) for the baseline case. Calculations, according to the top-down method, for emissions from

different types of projects in the baseline case are being made. The changed calculation method 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 an 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.

The comparison below 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

=1995

Year 2

=1996

Year 3

=1997

Year 4

=1998

Year 5

=1999

Year 6

=2000

...

Year 15

Energy production at plant based upon the baseline (MWh/year)

12000

12000

12000

12000

12000

12000

12000

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

3900

3900

3900

3900

3900

3900

3900

CH4

N2O

other

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CH4

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-3900

-3900

-3900

-3900

-3900

-3900

-3900

CH4

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-3900

-7800

-11700

-15600

-19500

-23400

-58500

CH4

N2O

Other

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

= 1995

Year 2

= 1996

Year 3

=1997

Year 4

=1998

Year 5

=1999

Year 6

=2000

...

Year 15

Factual energy production on biofuels/saved energy (MWh/year)

8230

8840

9570

9450

7988

8816*

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

2900

3250

3490

3820

3780

3190

3405*

CH4

N2O

other

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CH4

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-2900

-3250

-3490

-3820

-3780

-3190

-3405

CH4

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-2900

-6150

-9640

-13460

-17240

-20430

-51075

CH4

N2O

Other

* - average figure for previous full years of operation

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages. CO2 emission level is 0 because only produced energy on bio fuels is taken into account.

F. Additionality 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/STEM

443.581USD

Grant from NUTEK/STEM for technical assistance

71.222USD

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 NUTEK/

STEMs technical specialist during the implementation of the project.

ii) Technology transfer through cooperation between foreign supplier and local partner

iii) Conferences, seminars, documentation and training.

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

i) technology transfer has taken place through NUTEK

/STEMs technical specialist support to the local project leader and municipality as well as boiler plant staff.

ii) local companies took part in the project implementation phase - (groundworks, building, civil engineering works), the main contractor for the equipment delivery has been company HOTAB Eldningsteknik AB (Sweden)

iii) Special training courses for boiler house operators were arranged by main contractor to give lessons on operation/maintenance of wood fuel burning plant. Translation of manuals and safety regulations for boiler operation.

Personal from boiler plant has been invited to different seminars and work-shops, documentation for training has been handed over. The following seminars in Latvia have been organized by support from STEM:

  • "Environmentally Adapted Energy Systems in Baltic States and Eastern Europe", Cesis, 23 November, 1994;
  • "Prospects for small boiler conversion to biofuel in Latvia", Rauna, March, 1996
  • "Possibilities for wood fuel utilization in Latvia", Broceni, 17 April, 1997;
  • "Waste wood for boiler houses", Liepa municipality, 5 June, 1998
  • presentation of book translated from Swedish to Latvian "Environmentally adapted local energy systems", author Niels Moe (STEM), seminars in Balvi, Jelgava, Saldus, 6-8 May, 1998

iv) Specialists of other boiler houses have visited the boiler plant, the staff has an exchange of experience with other boiler plants. Management was active in "bio-club" established in 1994, now is member of Bioenergy Association. Association was founded on December 1998 by the support from STEM and is aimed to closer relations among the plant owners, municipalities, equipment suppliers and consultants.

Endogenous capacity supported or enhanced:

Endogenous capacity

(Name of organization1)

Development (DEV) /

enhancement (ENH)

Describe briefly

Slampe Pagasta Council

DEV

Development of knowledge about wood fuel handling and burning

1) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organizations 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:

Heating company have new modern technology based on wood fuel utilization. Boiler house operators got new knowledge about burning of wood fuel. It is possible to use different wood fuel: wood-chips, sawdust, as well as residues from the wood processing companies that was dumped out before project realization. Mobile wood-chipper is included in the project. About one half of the annual wood-chips requirement can be produced by own chipper.

  1. Technical difficulties:
  2. Effects encountered:

The project realization gave:

  • reduced fuel costs;
  • improved environment;
  • new working places for fuel supply, and plant operation;
  • reduced dependence from the imported fuel;
  • better economy for the local regional level;
  • cooperation between Baltic and Nordic countries;
  • involvement of local companies for project implementation;
  • ideas for new fuel conversion projects.

4) Impacts encountered:

5) Other obstacles encountered:

Due to limited demand from the consumer side during summer-time the boiler operates with partial load, thereby loosing some efficiency.

6) Other: