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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)

List of Projects

Uniform Reporting Format:

Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

A. Description of project

A. 1) Title of project: Performance monitoring of solar systems

A. 2) Participants/actors:

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

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Name of organization(a):

Solar Sales Pty Ltd

Department:

Acronym:

Function within activity:

Project Implementation

Street:

97 Kew Street

City:

WELSHPOOL WA 6986

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

61-8-9362 2111

Fax:

61-8-9472 1965

E-mail:

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WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Hall

First name, middle name:

John

Job title:

Managing Director

Direct tel:

61-8-9362 2111

Direct fax:

61-8-9472 1965

Direct E-mail:

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Name of organization(a):

International Greenhouse Partnerships Office

Department:

Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Acronym:

IGP Office/ISR

Function within activity:

Government AIJ/CDM administration

Street:

GPO Box 9839

Post code:

2601

City:

Canberra

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

61-2-6272 4791

Fax:

61-2-6271 6599

E-mail:

igp.office@isr.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 R.

Job title:

Assistant Manager, International Greenhouse Partnerships Office

Direct tel:

61-2-6272 4791

Direct fax:

61-2-6271 6599

Direct E-mail:

mark.stevens@isr.gov.au

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Name of organization(a):

Solenerg

Department:

Acronym:

Function within activity:

Project Implementation

Street:

Riche Terre Road

Post code:

City:

Terre Rouge

Country:

Mauritius

Telephone:

230-248 8208

Fax:

230-248 0104

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Thyn Voon

First name, middle name:

Alain Hao

Job title:

General Manager

Direct tel:

230-248 8208

Direct fax:

230-248 0104

Direct E-mail:

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Name of organization(a):

Ministry of Public Utilities

Department:

Acronym:

MPU

Function within activity:

Project Implementation

Street:

Level 10, Air Mauritius Centre, President John Kennedy Street

Post code:

City:

PORT LOUIS

Country:

Mauritius

Telephone:

230-210 4139

Fax:

230-208 6497

E-mail:

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WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Bikoo

First name, middle name:

Rajcoomar

Job title:

Chief Technical Officer

Direct tel:

230-210 4139

Direct fax:

230-208 6497

Direct E-mail:

Minpuuti@Intnet.mu

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Name of organization(a):

Ministry of Environment, Human Resource Development and Employment

Department:

Acronym:

Function within activity:

Government AIJ administration

Street:

10th Floor, Ken Lee Tower, Cr Barracks and St George Streets

Post code:

City:

PORT LOUIS

Country:

Mauritius

Telephone:

230-212 8332

Fax:

230-212 8324

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Seebaluck

First name, middle name:

Sateeaved

Job title:

Principal Assistant Secretary

Direct tel:

230-212 8332

Direct fax:

230-212 8324

Direct E-mail:

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Name of organization(a):

Meteorological Services

Department:

Acronym:

Function within activity:

Government AIJ administration

Street:

St. Paul Road

Government Quarter's No18

Post code:

City:

VACOAS

Country:

Mauritius

Telephone:

230-696 5626

Fax:

230-686 1033

E-mail:

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WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Vaghjee

First name, middle name:

Ranjitrai R.

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

230-696 5626

Direct fax:

230-686 1033

Direct E-mail:

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 project involves the estimation, monitoring and verification of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions arising from the use of solar power systems, to be installed in Mauritius by Solar Sales Pty Ltd and Solenerg. The solar systems will reduce emissions by reducing the amount of electricity in Mauritius which would otherwise be generated using imported fuel oil.

The project will build a close working relationship between the government agencies in Mauritius and Australia which are responsible for the establishment of AIJ projects. The project will also increase the capacity of the designated national authority in Mauritius to develop appropriate baselines and monitoring procedures for AIJ projects. At an operational level, the project will strengthen commercial arrangements between Solar Sales, Solenerg, and the Ministry of Public Utilities and increase the capacity of Mauritian organisations to assess and implement similar projects.

Type of project:a)

Renewable energy.

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

state):

Port Louis.

Activity starting date:

August 1999

Expected activity ending date:

June 2000

Stage of activity:b)

In advanced planning stage

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

The various elements of the project are designed to remain in operation well beyond the AIJ pilot phase.

Technical data:d)

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):

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Total Cost

Cost of the project in US$:

$910,000 (approx)

AIJ component in US$:

$95,000 (approx)

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

437 (20 year life)

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

The costs are associated with all elements of the project. The figures in the table are based on a conversion rate $1Aus to $0.63 US.

The estimated saving in CO2 per year is 104 tonnes and arises from the displacement of fuel oil used for electricity generation. It has been assumed that the economic lifetime of the project is 20 years equalling a total saving of 2080 tonnes. Hence that cost per tonne of CO2 is $591 per tonne saved. Further information on emission savings is contained in Section E of this paper.

Further information on emission savings is contained in Section E of this paper.

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involved):

The electricity output of the demonstration system will be monitored to determine the total amount of electricity produced annually. This data will be used to validate and/or refine the estimated emission savings arising from the project. Further information on the determination of greenhouse gas emissions is contained in Section E of this report.

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 joint reporting on this project has been endorsed by the project participants; namely Solar Sales Pty Ltd, Solenerg, the Ministry of Public Utilities, the Ministry of Environment, Human Resource Development and Employment, Meteorological Services, and the International Greenhouse Partnerships Office.

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 Solar Sales Pty Ltd, Solenerg, the Ministry of Public Utilities, the Ministry of Environment, Human Resource Development and Employment, Meteorological Services, and the International Greenhouse Partnerships Office.

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

C. Compatibility with and supportiveness of national economic development and socioSeconomic and environment priorities and strategies

Describe (to the extent possible) how the activity is compatible with and supportive of national economic development and socioSeconomic and environment priorities and strategies

This project has a variety of non-greenhouse benefits.

The use of solar power in place of electricity generated from imported fossil fuels not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions but also other pollutants such as SOxx particulates and oxides of nitrogen arising from the combustion of fossil fuels.

As a consequence of implementing this project, the Mauritian organisations involved will acquire the expertise necessary to replicate similar projects and identify opportunities where solar power represents a cost effective electricity option.

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:

As outlined above, the project will lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions arising from the use of solar power in place of electricity generated from heavy fuel oil. In addition, the project will lead to reduction in pollutants (SOx, NOx, particulates) which would otherwise have been arisen from the use of heavy fuel oil.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

The project will increase employment, throughout the installation of solar power systems and associated monitoring equipment. The project will also reduce imports of fuel oil.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No

Describe economic benefits in detail:

The expertise acquired from this project will enable assessments to be made of the potential for replicating the use of solar power in Mauritius.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

See above.

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 most appropriate baseline for a location where there is a growing demand for electricity is inherently difficult to determine. One option would be to base the emissions on the weighted average of new power plants which are scheduled to be installed in the near future. However, as such plans do not always come to fruition, it may be more appropriate to use the emission co-efficients (CO2/kWh) for a representative sample of the power plants recently installed in Mauritius. During the course of the project, the electricity output of the solar system will be monitored to determine the total amount of electricity produced annually. The corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will be calculated using the emission co-efficients determined for the baseline scenario.

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

As the system will rely exclusively on renewable sources of energy, no greenhouse gas emissions will arise from the operation of the system. However, as noted above, the electrical output of the system will be monitored to enable a reliable estimate to be made of the emissions which would have otherwise occurred if the electricity was supplied under the baseline scenario. (see Section E1).

E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emission reductions:

GHG

Over Project Year

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

104 tonnes

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

0 tonnes

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

104 tonnes

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

(For each source one line)

Amount

(US dollars)

Ministry of Public Utilities

$815,000 (approx.)

IGPO

$95,000 (approx)

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

As noted under Sections C and D of this report, the project will contribute significantly to capacity building and in the transfer of environmentally sound technologies and know-how to the developing country Parties involved in the project.

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

Annex I

EXTRACT FROM:

FCCC/CP/1995/7/Add.1:

REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES

ON ITS FIRST SESSION, HELD AT BERLIN FROM 28 MARCH TO 7 APRIL 1995

Addendum

PART TWO: ACTION TAKEN BY THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES

AT ITS FIRST SESSION

Decision 5/CP.1

Activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling that, in accordance with Article 4.2(d) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Conference is required to take decisions regarding criteria for joint implementation as indicated in Article 4.2(a),

Noting that the largest share of historical and current global emissions of greenhouse gases has originated in developed countries, that per capita emissions in developing countries are still relatively low and that the share of global emissions originating in developing countries will grow to meet their social and development needs,

Acknowledging that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible co-operation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response, in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities and their social and economic conditions,

Recognizing that,

(a) According to the provisions of the Convention, the commitments under

Article 4.2(a) to adopt national policies and to take corresponding measures on the mitigation of climate change apply only to Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties), and that Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (non-Annex I Parties) have no such commitments,

(b) Activities implemented jointly between Annex I Parties and non-Annex I Parties will not be seen as fulfilment of current commitments of Annex I Parties under Article 4.2(b) of the Convention; but they could contribute to the achievement of the objective of the Convention and to the fulfilment of commitments of Annex II Parties under Article 4.5 of the Convention,

(c) Activities implemented jointly under the Convention are supplemental, and should only be treated as a subsidiary means of achieving the objective of the Convention,

(d) Activities implemented jointly in no way modify the commitments of each Party under the Convention,

1. Decides:

(a) To establish a pilot phase for activities implemented jointly among Annex I Parties and, on a voluntary basis, with non-Annex I Parties that so request;

(b) That activities implemented jointly should be compatible with and supportive

of national environment and development priorities and strategies, contribute to

cost-effectiveness in achieving global benefits and could be conducted in a comprehensive manner covering all relevant sources, sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases;

(c) 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;

(d) That activities implemented jointly should bring about real,