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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 
Annex I

UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:

ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY UNDER THE PILOT PHASE

List of Projects

A. Description of project

1) Title of project:

Boiler Conversion at Birzai, Lithuania

2) Participants/actors:

Item Financier/Reporter Co-reporter

Name of organisation(a):

Statens Energimyndighet

Aplinkos Aosaugos Ministerija

Name of organisation (English):

Swedish National Energy Administration

Ministry of Environment

Department:

Division for Eastern Europe- EAES Programme

Dept. For Environmental Quality

Acronym:

SNEA

AAM

Acronym (English):

SNEA

EPM

Function within activity:

Assigned by the Swedish Government for Implementation including financing arrangements.

Assigned by the Lithuanian Government for activities implemented jointly

Street:

Liljeholmsvägen 32

A. Jaksto 4/9

Post code:

S-117 86

LT-2694

City:

Stockholm

Vilnius

Country:

Sweden

Lithuania

Telephone:

+46-8-681 96 07

+370-2 610 558

Fax:

+46-8-681 96 67

+370-2-220 847

E-mail:

gudrun.knutsson@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:

Westermark

Bilkis

First name, middle name:

Sune

Mindaugas

Job title:

senior officer

Director of Environmental Quality Dept.

Direct tel:

+46-8-681 95 39

+370-2-61 90 49

Direct fax:

+46-8-681 96 67

+370-2-220 847

Direct E-mail:

sune.westermark@stem.se

atm@nt.gamta.lt

Borrower

Name of organisation(a):

Bizai silimos tinklai

Name of organisation (English):

Birzai District Heating Company.

Birzai District Municipality Council

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

borrower

Street:

Vytauto 38

Post code:

LT5280

City:

Birzai

Country:

Lithuania

Telephone:

+370 20 51 233

Fax:

+370 20 52 485

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

Surname:

Saltauskas

First name, middle name:

Romas

Job title:

Administrator municipaity

Direct tel:

Direct fax:

Direct E-mail:

Item Please fill in if applicable Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization(a):

ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB

Name of organization (English):

Lithuanian Energy Institute

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Project evaluator

Street:

Breslaujos 3

Technical support

Post code:

LT 3035

Stensjögatan 3

City:

Kaunas

S-217 65

Country:

Lithuania

MALMÖ

Telephone:

+370-7- 75 34 95

SWEDEN

Fax:

+370-7- 35 12 71

+46-40-37 50 00

E-mail:

vilemas@isag.lei.lt

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Pedisius

Mårtensson

First name, middle name:

Antanas

Roland

Job title:

Professor

project leader

Direct tel:

+370-7- 75 34 95

+46-40-37 51 04

Direct fax:

+370-7- 35 12 71

+46-40-13 03 69

Direct E-mail:

vilemas@isag.lei.lt

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:

Birzai is a middle-size town close to border for Latvia. There are two boiler plants which are connected to one network in Birzai. One of the boilerplants had two DE 16-14 oil-fired boilers. The annual energy production from this boilerplant was about 50 000 MWh.

Type of project:a)

conversion to renewable fuelas

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

state):

Birzai town

Birzai Region

LITHUANIA

Activity starting date:

13. August 1993 (Letter of Intent)

Expected activity ending date:

31. December 2003

Stage of activity:b)

Complete

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Expected technical life time is 15 years,

the plant is expected to be in operation till 2007

Technical data:d)

Conversion of a DE 16-14 boiler to the use of wood fuels through installation of a pre-furnace. Automatic fuel storage, wood chipper and flue gas cleaning are also included in the project. The output power after the conversion is around 6 MW.

Estimated production from bio-fuel boiler 35000 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.

The life time criteria has been arranged in different groups depending on type of implemented activities. This classification assumes a level of operation and maintenance which is normal in western countries.

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 including western installation supervision

15 years

Pre-fabricated pipes including local installation supervision

10 years

Modernisation of existing pipes.

  1. Cost (to the extent possible):

The cost analysis is based on a model developed within the framework of an expert group set up by the Nordic Council of Ministers and presented in the report TemaNord:564. The calculations include:

1. How would the CO2 emissions have developed without the investment from the investor country, i.e. determination of a reference alternative.

2. The investment cost of the project.

3. Differences in operation costs before and after the investment.

4. Changes in other economic conditions, e-g- reduction of other environmentally damaging emissions.

5. The time before the project would have been implemented anyhow, or the economic lifetime of the project if it is reasonable to expect that the project alternatively would not have been implemented within the period in question.

The more detailed calculations are found in the table enclosed as the last page to this project report.

Swedish National Energy Administration's costs
NPV(Swedish net costs)/ 1,02 US$/ton defined as NPV of costs for NUTEK/SNEA
Emission Reduction comp. base-line per tonne of CO2 saved compared to baseline scenario during the project's economic life
recipient's costs
NPV(recipient's net costs)/ -7,63 US$/ton defined as NPV of costs for recipient's action - baseline case
Emission Reduction comp. base-line (NOTE! negative value is profit) per tonne of CO2 saved compared to baseline scenario during the project's economic life
recipient country's economic costs
NPV(recipient country's economic costs) / 0,00 US$/ton defined as NPV of costs for recipient country's action case - baseline case
Emission Reduction comp. base-line (NOTE! negative value is profit) per tonne of CO2 saved compared to baseline scenario during the project's economic life
total costs in recipient country
NPV(recipient country's total costs) / -7,63 US$/ton defined as NPV of costs for recipient's and recipient country's action case - baseline
Emission Reduction comp. base-line (NOTE! negative value is profit) per tonne of CO2 saved compared to baseline scenario during the project's economic life
Overall costs
NPV(all costs)/ -6,61 US$/ton defined as NPV of all costs for SNEA, recipient, and recipient country's action case - baseline case
Emission Reduction comp. base-line (NOTE! negative value is profit) per tonne of CO2 saved compared to baseline scenario during the project's economic life

5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involveda):

It is from the Swedish side intended that upon agreement with a central Lithuanian authority on reporting of JI-projects, this authority will assign a local organisation, which will be involved in the evaluation of the climate effects of this project. After an initial work in cooperation with SNEA’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:

Second report . First report was submitted 1997.

2) This report is a joint report:

  • Yes.

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

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 following objectives in the Lithuanian energy sector:

  • to reduce the energy intensity;
  • 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 quantative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

Item Please fill in

Describe environmental benefits in detail:

Annual emissions reduction

11400 ton CO2

174 ton SO2

8.1 ton N2O

Lower pollution.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

More stable energy supply.

Improved working conditions, increased motivation

Improved trade balance.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

Yes

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decreased energy costs about 3 USD/MWh

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Yes

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:

The bsasline has been revised in relation to the feasibility study made 1993.

Heat is produced from mazut for four years, followed by a conversion to natural gas. This baseline reflects ongoing conversion to natural gas in the Birzai district heating network.

The baseline emissions of CO2 during 15 years is calculated to 169500 tons.

2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

The emissions are calculated from the ultimate analysis of the assumed fuel mentioned in above baseline.

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

Summary table: Projected emission reduction s:

GHG

Year 1

=1995

Year 2

=1996

Year 3

=1997

….

Year 15

Project baseline scenario.

Production MWh /year

50000

Project activtiy senario

production by biofuels MWh/year

Saving from project

MWh / year

35000

35000

35000

35000

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

16224

16224

16224

16224

CH4

N2O

SO2

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

4924

4924

4924

4924

CH4

N2O

SO2

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-11300

-11300

-11300

-11300

CH4

N2O

SO2

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-11300

-22600

-33900

-169500

CH4

N2O

SO2

  1. Includes indirect GHG leakages.

Summary table: Actual emission reductions :

GHG

Year 1

=1994

Year 2

= 1995

Year 3

= 1996

Year 4

=1997

Year 15

Project baseline scenario.

Production MWh /year

50000

Project activtiy senario

production by biofuels MWh/year

Saving from project

MWh / year

35000

24700

17600

23400

35000

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

9170

6472

4611

6131

9170

CH4

N2O

Other

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

CH4

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-9170

-6472

-4611

-6131

-9170

CH4

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-9170

-15642

-20253

-26384

-127254

CH4

N2O

Other

  1. Includes indirect GHG leakages.
  2. The converted boiler house have been concentrate on bio-fuel firing, remaining load have been produced in central boilerhouse ( net are conected ). Therefore gas have been used to calculate reductions.
  3. On going work aim to increase the load on the converted boiler for that reason future production is estimated to 35 000 MW/h, baseline figures used year 1 real not avalibal.

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

686.210 USD

Grant from NUTEK for technical assistans

138.003 USD

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 NUTEKs 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"

technology transfer has taken place through

i) NUTEKs technical specialist support to the local project leader and municipality.

iii) personal from boilerplant has been invited to different seminars and work-shops, documentation for training has been handed ower

iv) boilerplant staff has established exchange of experience with other boilerplants

Endogenous capacity supported or enhanced:

Endogenous capacity

(Name of organization1)

Development (DEV) /

enhancement (ENH)

Describe briefly

(DEV or ENH)

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:

Knowledge about modern bio-fuel technique have made it possible to convert one smaller boiler house in Radviliski to operate on bio fuel ( build 1997-98)

  1. Technical difficulties:

To balance the net work so it will be possible to use the bio fuel boiler with maximum capacaty.

  1. Effects encountered:

4) Impacts encountered:

5) Other obstacles encountered:

Reorganisation from Lithuanian State Energy System to a municipality company had effect on possibility to decide about improvements in the system in this phase.

6) Other: