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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 
UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:
ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY UNDER THE PILOT PHASE

 

The uniform reporting format contained below is to be used in reporting on activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase. It is noted that the reporting should be consistent with decision 5/CP.1 and 8/CP.2 (reproduced in annexes I and II to this reporting format). The SBSTA notes that the uniform reporting format could possibly require revision in the light of experience gained and methodological work conducted under the pilot phase.

List of Projects

A. Description of project

A. 1) Title of Project: Grid Connected Photovoltaic Project

A. 2) Participants/actors:

Please fill in one table for each participant/actor. For individuals fill in as from item AFunction within activity".

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Name of organization(a):

South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission

Department:

Energy

Acronym:

SOPAC

Function within activity:

Executing Agency / Project Administration

Street:

Ratu Sukuna Road, Suva

Post code:

Private Bag

City:

Suva

Country:

Fiji

Telephone:

679-381-377

Fax:

679-370-040

E-mail:

Paul@sopac.org.fj

Contact person (for this activity):

Energy Coordinator

Surname:

Fairbairn

First name, middle name:

Paul, Leonard

Job title:

Energy Coordinator, SOPAC

Direct tel:

679-381-377

Direct fax:

679-370-040

Direct E-mail:

Paul@sopac.org.fj

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Name of organization(a):

International Greenhouse Partnerships Office

Department:

Primary Industries and Energy

Acronym:

DPIE

Function within activity:

Street:

GPO Box 858

Post code:

2601

City:

Canberra

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

61-2-6272-4791

Fax:

61-2-6271-6599

E-mail:

igp.office@dpie.gov.au

WWW-URL:

http://www.dpie.gov.au/resources.energy/environment/greenhouse/igp/index.html

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Stevens

First name, middle name:

Mark

Job title:

Assistant Manager, IGP Office

Direct tel:

61-2-6272-4791

Direct fax:

61-2-6271-6599

Direct E-mail:

mark.stevens@dpie.gov.au

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Name of organization(a):

Fiji Electricity Authority

Department:

Engineering

Acronym:

FEA

Function within activity:

Host Utility

Street:

Private Mail Bag

Post code:

City:

Suva

Country:

Fiji

Telephone:

679-311-133

Fax:

679-311-882

E-mail:

gme@fea.com.fj

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Saubulinayau

First name, middle name:

Kasa

Job title:

General Manager Engineering

Direct tel:

(679) 311 133

Direct fax:

(679) 311 882

Direct E-mail:

gme@fea.com.fj

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Name of organization(a):

BP Solar Australia Pty Ltd

Department:

Engineering / Contracts

Acronym:

BP Solar

Function within activity:

Supply/Installation/Commissioning/Training

Street:

PO Box 519

Post code:

2100

City:

Brookvale

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

61-2-9938-5111

Fax:

61-2-9939-1548

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Dietrich

First name, middle name:

Robert

Job title:

Project Manager

Direct tel:

(61) 2 9938 5111

Direct fax:

(61) 2 9939 1548

Direct E-mail:

Australia|Sydsolar|Dietrich@bpaust2.attmail.com

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Name of organization(a):

Fiji Department of Energy

Department:

Energy

Acronym:

DOE

Acronym (English):

DOE

Function within activity:

Host/Project Implementation

Street:

Private Mail Bag

Post code:

City:

Suva

Country:

Fiji

Telephone:

679-386-677

Fax:

679-386-301

E-mail:

doe@itc.gov.fj

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Kumaran

First name, middle name:

Devendran

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

(679) 386 677

Direct fax:

(679) 386 301

Direct E-mail:

doe@itc.gov.fj

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

A. 3) Activity:

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General description:

The Objective of the project is to design, implement, monitor and evaluate a Grid Connected photovoltaic Project in the Republic of Fiji. The Project will also determine the feasibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the use of grid connected photovoltaic (PV) power systems whilst at the same time demonstrating the technical and economic viability of this new power technology to supplement traditional sources of electric power.

Type of project:a)

Renewable Energy

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

state):

FEA Navutu Depot, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Activity starting date:

13-3-97

Expected activity ending date:

30-11-98

Stage of activity:b)

Equipment installation completed, commissioning ready to commence.

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Installation will continue to provide power to the grid although reporting and monitoring will be considered to be complete after 12 months of monitoring and operation.

Technical data:d)

The system will utilise 10.5kW of solar modules utilising monocrystalline solar cells. The solar modules will be roof mounted on fixed solar array frames. The solar modules will be electrically configured to feed DC power at 120 Volts DC into a grid connected sinewave inverter, rated at 10kVA. The output from the inverter will be connected via contractors (frequency and voltage range limited) for utility protection.

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.

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

Item

Year

Cost of the project in US$:

84,200 (approx)

AIJ component in US$:

84,200 (approx)

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

320

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

The costs represent the cost of installing the system and training the staff ($Aus100,000), specialised monitoring equipment ($Aus2,000) and administration fees ($Aus12,500).

The total project is to be worth approximately $Aus114,500 not including the in-kind contribution from the host FEA.. The figure in the table is calculated using this figure and an estimate on the exchange rate of $1Aus = $0.735US.

The estimated reduction in CO2 is 13.5 tonnes per annum assuming the PV panels and associated equipment have a technical life of 20 years. No provision is made for any ongoing maintenance and or equipment replacement. The figures used in the calculation are as follows, 1 tonne = 0.9842 ton, a total of 265 tons of CO2 will be saved over the technical life of the equipment. As noted above the optimistic assumption has been made that there will be no equipment or technical failures during this period.

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involved):

After the installation of the Project, BP Solar will prepare a comprehensive report covering the installation and commissioning of the Project, together with a financial statement detailing expenditure.

The Fiji Electricity Authority will prepare a progress report every six months after the commencement of the Project. The reports shall be brief and include PV system performance during the period, and should highlight any significant achievements and/or problems encountered (including deviations from the schedule) and flag proposed action for the next six month period.

After the completion of the one year’s monitoring of the Project the Fiji Electricity Authority shall prepare a comprehensive final report covering all aspects of the Project in a format to be approved by the South Pacific Forum Secretariat.

As the system is not directly integrated with the Island’s diesel generating system, it is difficult to monitor precisely the impact upon the running of the generators. For simplicity, the major means of determining CO2 reductions will be by measuring and recording kWh generated by the system and then using the figure of 0.75 kg per kWh. This can be simply achieved with a kWh meter.

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.

B. 1) For the activity:

The first report and joint reporting on this project have been duly endorsed by the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA), the Fiji Department of Energy (DOE) and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission.

B. 2) This report is a joint report:

The presentation of this report and its contents are considered to be submitted as a joint report from the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA), the Fiji Department of Energy (DOE) and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission.

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

The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA), the Fiji Department of Energy (DOE) and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission have no additional comments to make in respect to the technical component of the project at this stage.

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 encompasses the design, supply and installation of a grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power system in Fiji. There are a number of aims of the project that are of the benefit to the host, supplier and implementation organisations.

The principal aim is to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of directly feeding solar generated electricity into electricity networks without battery storage. The major benefit is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the hosts diesel based power station due to the solar generated electricity. The present FEA electricity supply on the main island of Viti Levu is a hydro/diesel mix, with the diesel being used for peaking purposes in the daylight hours when the load is the greatest. The energy produced by the solar PV power system is expected to largely displace diesel power.

A secondary benefit is the systems ability to provide a means of reactive power control for FEA. In general the system has the capability of providing a reactive power level equivalent to the systems total power rating. This may reduce the need for a utility (or customer) to install ancillary reactive power compensation equipment and hence may reduce capital outlay and improve project viability. The estimated cost saving attributed to this project from the secondary benefit is in the order of $US100 to $US250.

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.)

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Describe environmental benefits in detail:

Environmental benefits are those resulting from the reduction in CO2

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

As the system is not directly integrated with the Island’s diesel generating system, it is difficult to monitor precisely the impact upon the running of the generators. For simplicity, the major means of determining CO2 reductions will be by measuring and recording kWh generated by the system and then using the figure of 0.75 kg per kWh. This can be simply achieved with a kWh meter.

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

As this is a demonstration project the immediate social and cultural benefits do not extend further than providing the opportunity for local company/utility training and ultimately design and installation of solar power technology, and the opportunity for the public in general to observe a larger centralised solar PV systems compared to individual one or two panel systems which are more typically used.

More general, are the social benefits from the estimated reduction in CO2 emissions based on projected savings from reduced diesel generation.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Principal benefits to the host country will be via exposure to the potential for large scale implementation of solar power generation, resulting in reduced greenhouse emissions, reduced pollution from hydrocarbon based energy production, potential for local company/utility training and ultimately the ability to design and install solar power technology.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

no

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

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

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

The baseline scenario assumes the following key points based on information of the Fiji power grid:

. the present FEA electricity supply on the main island of Viti Levu is a hydro/diesel mix, with the diesel being used for peaking purposes in the daylight hours when the load is the greatest;

. the energy produced by the solar PV power system is expected to largely displace diesel power.

The baseline scenario assumes the commonly accepted figure for CO2 emissions from diesel generators is 0.75kg/kWh.

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

The commonly accepted figure for CO2 emissions from diesel generators is 0.75 kg/kWh electricity.

The solar array has a peak rating of 10,500 Watts and the inverter has an average efficiency of some 90%, resulting in a net peak true power rating of 9,450 Watts.

The calculation of estimated emissions reductions assumes only diesel energy (no hydro) is replaced by solar and shows:

. average historical daily solar radiation for Nadi;

. monthly energy output from the PV array = No. of days*(daily solar radiation/peak radiation 1kW/m2)*solar array rating* inverter efficiency;

. Monthly CO2 displaced = CO2 that would have been emitted (rate of 0.75 kg per kWh) if the energy had been sourced from a diesel driven generating set.

Days

Daily solar radiation KWh/M2

Monthly output kWh

CO2 displaced per month kg

Jan

31

3.6

1,041

Feb

28

5.6

1,482

1,111

Mar

31

5.1

1,494

1,121

Apr

30

4.8

1,361

1,021

May

31

4.5

1,318

988

Jun

30

4.3

1,219

914

Jul

31

4.5

1,318

988

Aug

31

5.1

1,494

1,121

Sep

30

5.5

1,559

1,169

Oct

31

5.7

1,670

1,252

Nov

30

5.9

1,673

1,255

Dec

31

5.9

1,728

1,296

Annual data

17,957 kWh

13,468 kg

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emission reduction s:

GHG

Over Project Year

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

13,468 kg

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

13,468 kg

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

F. Bearing in mind that the financing of activities implemented jointly shall be additional 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

Source of project funding

including pre-feasibility phase

(For each source one line)

Amount

(US dollars)

Environment Australia

84,200

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

The project will see BP Solar perform training with FEA and DOE staff concerning the use of the technology. It will also see the transfer of environmentally sound technology in the form of solar power modules to Fiji.

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

Not applicable at this stage.


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