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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 

UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:

ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY UNDER THE PILOT PHASE

List of Projects

A. 1) Title of project:

Conversion of small heating systems in Jochy and Lucenec

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

Ministerstvo zivotneho prostredia SR

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of the Environment

Department:

Air Pollution Protection

Acronym:

MZP SR – OOO

Acronym (English):

MoE – APP

Function within activity:

Supervisor of the project

Street:

Nam. L.Stura 1

Post code:

812 35

City:

Bratislava

Country:

Slovakia

Telephone:

[421-2] 516 2221

Fax:

[421-2] 516 2031

E-mail:

odboo@flora.lifeenv.gov.sk

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Violova

First name, middle name:

Anna

Job title:

Ing.

Direct tel:

[421-2] 516 2314

Direct fax:

[421-2] 516 2031

Direct E-mail:

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

Utenriksdepartementet

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department:

Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

Acronym:

UD

Acronym (English):

RNMFA

Function within activity:

Funding, designated national AIJ-authority

Street:

P.O. Box 8114 Dep

Post code:

N-0032

City:

Oslo

Country:

Norway

Telephone:

+ 47 22 24 36 00

Fax:

+ 47 22 24 95 80

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Leiro

First name, middle name:

Jostein

Job title:

Head of division

Direct tel:

+ 47 22 24 36 09

Direct fax:

+ 47 22 24 27 82

Direct E-mail:

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

Miljoverndepartementet

Name of organisation (English):

Royal Norwegian Ministry of the Environment

Department:

Dep. of Climate Change, International co-operation and Polar Affairs

Acronym:

MD

Acronym (English):

RNME

Function within activity:

Preparations of the agreement and the follow-up.

Street:

Myntgata

Post code:

Pobox 8113 Dep.,N-0030 Oslo

City:

Oslo

Country:

Norway

Telephone:

+47 22 24 59 81

Fax:

+47 22 26 27 55

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Wiese

First name, middle name:

Inger Johanne

Job title:

Advisor

Direct tel:

+47 22 24 60 26

Direct fax:

+47 22 26 27 55

Direct E-mail:

Inger-johanne.wiese@md.post.dep.telemax.no

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

SFT

Name of organisation (English):

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority

Department:

Transport and energy

Acronym:

SFT

Acronym (English):

SFT

Function within activity:

Responsibile for project development, including baseline and benefit calculations, as well as implementation.

Street:

P.O. Box 8100 Dep

Post code:

0032

City:

Oslo

Country:

Norway

Telephone:

00 47 22 57 34 00

Fax:

00 47 22 67 67 06

E-mail:

Thomas.martinsen@sftospost.md.dep.telemax.no

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Martinsen

First name, middle name:

Thomas

Job title:

Advisor

Direct tel:

00 47 22 57 34 38

Direct fax:

Same as above

Direct E-mail:

Same as above

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

Vyskumny ustav lesnicky

Name of organisation (English):

Forest Research Institute

Department:

Acronym:

VUL

Acronym (English):

FRI

Function within activity:

Consultant

Street:

T.G. Masaryka 22

Post code:

960 92

City:

Zvolen

Country:

Slovakia

Telephone:

Fax:

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Oravec

First name, middle name:

Milan

Job title:

-

Direct tel:

421 855 314 172 314 161

Direct fax:

421 855 321 883

Direct E-mail:

oravec@fris.sk

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

IFE

Name of organization (English):

Institute for Energy Research

Department:

Institute for Energy Technology-IFE

Acronym:

IFE-ENSYS

Acronym (English):

IFE-ENSYS

Function within activity:

Technical and economic advisor

Street:

Instituttveien 18

Post code:

Postboks 40 N-2007

City:

Kjeller

Country:

Norway

Telephone:

+47 63 80 60 00

Fax:

+47 63 81 29 05

E-mail:

andy.yager@ife.no

WWW-URL:

www.ife.no

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Andy J.

First name, middle name:

Yager

Job title:

Section Head

Direct tel:

+47 63 81 61 53

Direct fax:

+47 63 81 29 05

Direct E-mail:

andy.yager@ife.no

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

Semenoles

Name of organisation (English):

Semenoles

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Company where one of the two project will be implemented

Street:

Prizeleznici 52

Post code:

033 19

City:

Liptovsky Hradok

Country:

Slovakia

Telephone:

421 844 222 571 22327

Fax:

421 844 222 195

E-mail:

semeles@netlab

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Makara

First name, middle name:

Ondrej

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

421 844 222 571

Direct fax:

421 844 222 195

Direct E-mail:

semeles@netlab

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

Item Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

Quercus

Name of organisation (English):

Quercus

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Company where second from two project will be implemented

Street:

Lucenecka cesta 290

Post code:

984 01

City:

Lucenec

Country:

Slovakia

Telephone:

421 863 331 269, 202 65

Fax:

421 863 331 269

E-mail:

-

WWW-URL:

-

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Koska

First name, middle name:

Jan

Job title:

Agent

Direct tel:

421 863 331 269,202 65

Direct fax:

421 863 331 269

Direct E-mail:

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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.

A. 3) Activity:

Item Please fill in if applicable

General description:

The project consists of small heating systems in Jochy and Lucenec in Slovakia. In both sites there will be a a fuel switch from fossil fuel to new energy efficient boilers for biomass. One of the existing boilers will be kept for security reasons at both sites.

Semenoles Nursery Centre at Jochy is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Agriculture. The central boiler house provides hot water for spaceheating of offices, workshops and greenhouses. The AIJ-project replaces the coal boilers with biomass. The biomass (fuelwood) will be purchased in the market.

Type of project:a)

Renewable energy

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

state):

Jochy , Slovakia

Activity starting date:

28.5.1998

Expected activity ending date:

1.10.1998 Installation of new boilers to be completed

End of project agreement 28.5.2028

Stage of activity:b)

in progress

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Technical data:d)

Three coal boilers of MW will be substitute by

A. 3) Activity:

Item Please fill in if applicable

General description:

Quercus Ltd. is a private-owed wood-processing mill. The central boiler house feeds a steam distribution system for space heating of offices, workshops and for use in wood dryers. The AIJ project replaces the natural gas boilers with biomass.

The biomass fuel is waste from the production process.

Type of project:a)

Renewable energy

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

state):

Lucenec

Activity starting date:

28.5.1998

Expected activity ending date:

28.5.2028

Stage of activity:b)

in progress

Technical data:d)

Two boilers of 300 kW will be installed to cover the normal consumption of energy. One of the coal boiler will be kept for backup.

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

Item Year 1 Year 2 ... Year X

Cost of the project in US$:

498.000

AIJ component in US$:

136.000

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

It is expected that the investment will take place during the first year thus no cost is given for the subsequent years. AIJ-component is calculated on the basis of a net present value of zero taking into account availability of Slovak government funds and a relevant local interest rate of 20 %.

Cost per tonnes of CO2 avoided is calculated on the basis of direct costs not including interest divided by accumulated emission reduction compared to the baseline over project lifetime. The lowest value includes only investment cost and the highest value includes transaction cost.

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organisations involved):

The Governments of Norway and the Slovak Republic will report jointly to the UNFCCC on the Project in the following manner: i) A joint report on project preparation, and ii) On an annual basis joint reports on project implementation.

The annual report shall be based on, but not limited to, the uniform reporting format accepted by the UNFCCC. The report shall include emission figures for greenhouse gases as well as reductions compared to the baseline.

Emission reductions of greenhouse gases shall be verified by an independent third party in the first year after the installation of the new boilers are completed. After the preparation phase is terminated, the cooperation during the operational phase will be limited to monitoring and verification of the GHG emission reductions. The report from this environmental audit shall be included in the report to the UNFCCC. In subsequent years, reports to the Convention will be verified according to the guidelines and procedures given by the UNFCCC.

For the purpose of ensuring maximum learning value, a Joint Project Committee with participation of MERS, RNME shall be established. The Joint Project Committee shall meet to:

- review the progress of the Project;

- discuss possible revisions of the plans for the Project;

- discuss and resolve matters related to project review, monitoring, verification and reporting in light of experiences gained and consistency with UNFCCC decisions regarding the AIJ Pilot Phase.

The first meeting will take place within two years after project agreement has entered into force. MESR will arrange and chair the first meeting. Additional meetings will be arranged when needed.

B. Governmental acceptance, approval or endorsement

B. 2) This report is a joint report:

  • 9 Yes, forward copy of agreement/endorsement by the designated national authorities involved

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

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

Slovakia is heavily depended on import of primary energy sources-oil and gas. The project is an example of how domestic resources can be supplemented by foreign financing to be utilised to meet both national energy and environmental priorities through the use of wood waste and reducing greenhouse gasses. Both problems belong among energy and environmental priorities as are highlighted in :

1/ Slovak Energy Policy

2/ Environmental Strategy and Priorities

adopted by Slovak Government in 1997 and 1994 respectively

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:

Decrease of waste and emissions of CO2

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes, 50 000 tonnes of CO2

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

Utilisation of domestic wood waste

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

no

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decrease of fuel prices

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:

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

1. General

The project consists of small heatingsystems in Jochy and Lucenec in Slovakia. In both sites there will be a a fuel switch from fossil fuel to new energyefficient boilers for biomass. One of the existing boilers will be kept for security reasons at both sites.

Semenoles Nursery Centre at Jochy is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Agriculture. The central boiler house provides hot water for spaceheating of offices, workshops and greenhouses. The AIJ-project replaces the cokeboilers with biomass. The biomass will be purchased in the market.

Quercus Ltd. is a private-owed wood-processing mill. The central boiler house feeds a steam distribution system for space heating of offices, workshops and for use in wood dryers. The AIJ project replaces the natural gas boilers with biomass. The biomass fuel is waste from the production process.

2. Baseline at Jochy

The 3 coke boilers at Semenoles State enterprise at Jochy are serviceable, but will require some rehabilitation in the near-term due to low energy efficiency, which is estimated to be 60%. It is assumed that these boilers will undergo rehabilitation to increase their efficiency to 70%. Hence, the baseline CO2 emission is calculated for the case where one boiler is rehabilitated every year (due to budget considerations), with complete restoration of the boiler house to more efficient coke combustion at the end of 4 years. The energy use at Jochy is likely to decrease from the 1998 level due to improved boiler efficiency. However, in total the energy use will increase following the forecasted need for more greenhouse capacity from year 2003, see Figure 1.

There is a significant potential to reduce the CO2 emissions by converting the boilers from coal to gas. At present the natural gas pipeline is 2 km away from Jockey. Based on information provided by the local stakeholders, it appears that this connection will not be made in the next ten years. However, in 10 years it is assumed that the general Slovak natural gas grid expansion will lead to reduced connection costs, thus becoming more economically competitive. It is estimated that 100% conversion to natural gas will occur in year 2008.

The reduced Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission comprises CO2 and no other emissions.

2.1. AIJ Alternative

The AIJ project concerns converting the boilers from coke to biomass (see Figure 1). The figure shows the suggested baseline in bolded line and the AIJ-alternative in the stippled line. In the suggested baseline scenario , Jochy will convert 100% to natural gas in the year 2008. The CO2 emissions associated with continued coke use during the next 10 years and then 100% conversion to natural gas are calculated to be 20.030 tonnes. In the most realistic case, the calculated CO2 emission reduction is approx 19.000 tonnes of CO2 during the 30-year lifetime. The reduction in individual years is shown in Table 1.

Year Year Baseline AIJ Reduction

Co2/year Co2/year Co2/year

0

1998

1055

1055

0

1

1999

1030

30

1030

2

2000

985

30

985

3

2001

971

30

971

4

2002

971

30

971

5

2003

1214

30

1214

6

2004

1214

30

1214

7

2005

1214

30

1214

8

2006

1214

30

1214

9

2007

1214

30

1214

10

2008

426

30

426

11

2009

426

30

426

12

2010

426

30

426

13

2011

426

30

426

14

2012

426

30

426

15

2013

426

30

426

16

2012

426

30

426

17

2014

426

30

426

18

2016

426

30

426

19

2017

426

30

426

20

2018

426

30

426

21

2019

426

30

426

22

2020

426

30

426

23

2021

426

30

426

24

2022

426

30

426

25

2023

426

30

426

26

2024

426

30

426

27

2025

426

30

426

28

2026

426

30

426

29

2027

426

30

426

30

2028

426

30

426

Total (after 30 years) 20030 1955 18976

Table 1: Expansion year 5, 100% conversion to natural gas from year 10. AIJ: 100% conversion from coke to biomass in year 1 during the lifetime of the project.

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Figure 1: Suggested baseline and AIJ alternative - Nursery Centre at Jochy.

2.2. Other environmental effects

If the project will be implemented, the emissions of SO2 and NOX will reduce with respectively 31 and 16 tonnes. The emission of particles will on the other side could increase with 3 tons, if further cleansing not will be installed.

3. Baseline at Lucenec

Quercus is a privately owned wood-processing mill. The present steam heat distribution system was built in 1967, and the technical state is poor. All tree boilers were converted from coal to natural gas combustion in 1978. The 3 natural gas-fired boilers at Quercus are at present serviceable, but will require rehabilitation in the near-term due to low energy efficiency, measured to be 76%.

The energy use at Quercus is likely to increase from the 1999 level following the forecasted need for more drying capacity from year 2001. This require more energy than what will be achieved from rehabilitation. Thus, a 25% increase in the energy requirement is included in the suggested baseline from 2001.

Quercus has their own biomass sources, and will be ready to use this for energy purposes as soon as their financial situation allows them to invest in biomass boilers. However, their investment programme for the next years will focus on production capacity and machinery to improve the quality and quantity of their products. The baseline that assumes an investment budget to convert 90% of the energy use to biomass already in 2001 is therefore not very realistic. After the equipment to increase the production is installed, the demand for a rehabilitation of the two other boilers is necessary.

3.1. AIJ Alternative

The AIJ project concerns converting the boilers from natural gas to biomass. In accordance with the forthcoming expansion of drying capacity the next two years, the building of the greenhouse and the possible further increase in drying capacity in year 2001, the two biomass boilers of 1,0 and 1,5 MW will then meet the required demand for heat power output and energy. The recently rebuilt natural gas boiler will be kept for reserve capacity, as well as for more strategic reasons.

In the suggested case the calculated CO2 emission reduction is approx 33.000 tonnes of CO2 during the 30-year lifetime. The CO2 emissions associated with continued natural gas use during the next 10 years, then 45% conversion to biomass and finally another 30% conversion to biomass in year 15 are calculated to be 34.071 tonnes.

Year Year Baseline AIJ Reduction

Co2/year Co2/year Co2/year

0

1998

1215

1215

0

1

1999

1721

40

1721

2

2000

1712

40

1712

3

2001

2140

40

2140

4

2002

2140

40

2140

5

2003

2140

40

2140

6

2004

2140

40

2140

7

2005

2140

40

2140

8

2006

2140

40

1177

9

2007

2140

40

1177

10

2008

1177

40

1177

11

2009

1177

40

1177

12

2010

1177

40

1177

13

2011

1177

40

1177

14

2012

1177

40

1177

15

2013

535

40

535

16

2014

535

40

535

17

2015

535

40

535

18

2016

535

40

535

19

2017

535

40

535

20

2018

535

40

535

21

2019

535

40

535

22

2020

535

40

535

23

2021

535

40

535

24

2022

535

40

535

25

2023

535

40

535

26

2024

535

40

535

27

2025

535

40

535

28

2026

535

40

535

29

2027

535

40

535

30

2028

535

40

535

Total (after 30 years) 34071 2430 31642

Table 2: Conversion and 2-step, 75% conversion to biomass from year 10. Conversion from coke to biomass in year one.

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Figure 2: Suggested baseline and AIJ alternative-Quercus Ltd.

3.2. Other environmental effects

The reduced emission comprises CO2 and no other emissions. If the project will be implemented, the emissions of SO2 and NOX will increase with respectively 54 and 31 tonnes. The emission of particles will could increase with about 100 tonnes for the period as a hole, if further cleansing not will be installed.

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)

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority

Pre-feasibility

Ministry of Environment

Feasibility & preparation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Investment & preparation by Slovak consultants

179.143

The financial contributions from Norway are being provided from separate budget lines than the Norwegian ODA, and are not being reported as ODA.

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 may serve as demonstration of the modern wood-burning technology and the use of local consultants builds up know-how in the country.

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

Fill in as appropriate:

H. 1) Any practical experience gained:

H. 2) Technical difficulties:

H. 3) negative impacts and/or effects encountered:

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 negative impacts/effects in detail:

The increases in emission particulate may cause a health problem if the total concentration of particles increase above recommended values.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental negative impacts/effects?

Yes, the emissions of particulate is 3 and 100 tonnes respectivly at the two sites.

Describe social/cultural negative impacts/effects in detail:

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social negative impacts/effects?

Yes/no

Describe economic negative impacts/effects in detail:

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic negative impacts/effects?

Yes/no

H. 4) Other obstacles encountered:

H. 5) Other:


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