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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

1) Title of project: Ziegzdriai Boiler Conversion and Energy Efficiency Project

2) Participants/actors:

Item

Financier/Reporter

Co-reporter

Name of organisation(a):

Statens Energimyndighet

Aplinkos ministerija

Name of organisation (English):

Swedish National Energy Administration

Ministry of Environment

Department:

Secretariat for Climate Policy and International Co-operation

Environmental Quality department

Acronym:

STEM

AM

Acronym (English):

STEM

MoE

Function within activity:

Assigned by the Swedish Government for implementation including financing arrangements.

Assigned by the Lithuanian Government for activities implemented jointly

Street:

Kungsgatan 43

Jakšto 4

Post code:

BOX 310, S-631 04

LT-2600

City:

Eskilstuna

Vilnius

Country:

Sweden

Lithuania

Telephone:

+46-16 544 20 00

+370-2 61 90 49

Fax:

+46-16 544 22 64

+370-2-22 08 47

E-mail:

klas.tennberg@stem.se

dalia.s@nt.gamta.lt

WWW-URL:

http://www.stem.se

http://www.gamta.lt

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Knutsson

Bilkis

First name, middle name:

Gudrun

Mindaugas

Job title:

Senior officer

Director of Environmental Quality Dept.

Direct tel:

+46-16 544 20 72

+370-2-61 90 49

Direct fax:

+46-16 544 22 64

+370-2-22 08 47

Direct E-mail:

gudrun.knutsson@stem.se

atm@nt.gamta.lt

Borrower

Name of organisation(a):

Sveikatos Apsaugos Ministerija

Name of organisation (English):

Ministry of Health

Department:

-

Acronym:

SAM

Acronym (English):

MoH

Function within activity:

Borrower

Street:

Vilniaus 33

Post code:

2682

City:

Vilnius

Country:

Lithuania

Telephone:

+370 2 61 61 45

Fax:

+370 2 22 46 01

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

Surname:

GECENIENE

First name, middle name:

VLADA

Job title:

Head of finance department

Direct tel:

+370 2 61 61 45

Direct fax:

+370 2 22 46 01

Direct E-mail:

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organization(a):

Lietuvos Energetikos Institutas

ÅF Energikonsult Syd AB

Name of organization (English):

Lithuanian Energy Institute

Department:

Heat-Equipment Research and Testing Laboratory

AF - International AB

Acronym:

LEI

ÅFE

Acronym (English):

LEI

AFE

Function within activity:

Local reporter

Responsible for the measuring and collecting results for EAES-reporting.

Technical support

Street:

Breslaujos 3

Stensjögatan 3

Post code:

LT 3035

S-217 65

City:

Kaunas

MALMÖ

Country:

Lithuania

SWEDEN

Telephone:

+ 370 (7) 75 34 95

+46-40-37 50 00

Fax:

+ 370 (7) 35 12 71

+46-40-13 03 69

E-mail:

testlab@isag.lei.lt

WWW-URL:

http://www.lei.lt

http://www.af.se

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Pedisius

Mårtensson

First name, middle name:

Nerijus

Roland

Job title:

Senior Research Associate

project leader

Direct tel:

+ 370 (7) 75 31 83

+46-40-37 51 04

Direct fax:

+ 370 (7) 35 12 71

+46-40-13 03 69

Direct E-mail:

nerijus@isag.lei.lt

rmn@ens.af.se

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:

Ziegzdriai is a psychiatric hospital complex for around 700 patients consisting of 11 buildings, of which four are for nursing purposes and two are residential buildings for hospital staff. Other buildings are i.a. for therapy, laundry and garage. The hospital serves 11 regions in Lithuania and is national hospital for certain disciplines. The heat was earlier supplied from the hospital's own light oil fired boiler plant. The efficiency was very low, district heating network in bad condition, rooms were very cold but heat cost was still high.

Type of project:a)

Energy efficiency and fuel switching to renewable

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

state):

Ziegzdriai Psychiatric Hospital

Kaunas Region

LITHUANIA

Activity starting date:

1994-07 (Letter of Intent)

In operation from:

March 1996

Expected activity ending date:

30 March 2006

Stage of activity:b)

Completed

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Expected technical lifetime is 25 years which means that the plant is expected to be in operation till 2020.

Technical data:d)

The measures comprise conversion of a small boiler plant to combined biofuel and oil firing, rebuilding of the distribution network and closing down of steam production and changing over of kitchen and laundry plants from steam to electricity. Other measures are weather-stripping of windows etc.

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.

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.

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) Plant 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

Zigzdriai BC & EE

1996

1997

1998

0

1

2

Investment

1. Loan/debt to STEM

400000

356875

314875

2. Added costs

9500

0

0

3.Technical assistance

106250

0

0

AIJ/JI

4. Follow up

0

10625

2750

A. Sweden

costs

5. Reporting costs

0

1063

0

6. Administration

50000

0

0

7. Difference in interest

4%

14275

12595

8.Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

156250

182213

197558

9.Total costs

565750

539088

512433

Investment

1. Investment/Instalment

2500

52625

42000

2. Lithuania

AIJ/JI

2. Reporting costs

0

0

0

costs

3. Other costs

0

0

0

4. Accum. costs for AIJ/JI

0

0

0

5. Total costs

2500

55125

97125

1 USD=

8

SEK

5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organizations involveda):

Lithuanian Ministry of Environment is a central Lithuanian authority responsible on reporting of JI-projects. This authority assigns a local organisation Lithuanian Energy Institute which is involved in to the evaluation of the climate effects of this project. Lithuanian Energy Institute takes the main responsibility to continue measuring, results collecting 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.

  • * Subsequent reports:

Second report.

  1. This report is a joint report:
  • Yes, Endorsement letter was submitted 1998.

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

  • Yes, Agreement with Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment was signed on March 1999.
  • Activity. The scope of work of this agreement consist of collection basic data, examination project possibilities, engineering, supervision, inspection, local investigations, preparation reports. 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 project meets with the following objectives in the Lithuanian energy sector:

- to reduce the energy intensity

- to reduce dependence on fuel imports

- to create new working places

- to involve the local companies into production of equipment for new firing technology

- to create and improve energy infrastructure based on indigenous energy resources

- to utilize the existing energy production capacity efficiently

- to reduce of fossil fuel consumption which results in emission reduction and currency saving

- to develop cooperation 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 quantitative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

Item

Please fill in

Describe environmental benefits in detail:

Annual emissions reduction:

Projected 1998

2 404 ton CO2 2 357 ton CO2

17 ton SO2 17 ton SO2

1 ton NOx 1 ton NOx

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes. Collected by LEI experts since 1997 and updated every year.

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

More stable energy supply.

All rooms in the hospital can now be used, as there are normal working conditions.

Reduced cost for fuel

Higher employment

Environmental aspects

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

No

Describe economic benefits in detail:

Decreased energy bill by more than 50 %

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Yes. Collected by LEI experts since 1997 and updated every year.

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:

Present data reflect emission reductions using status quo (emissions in the period before the conversion to renewable fuel) for the baseline case.

Calculation methods are being revised and 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.

Below comparison 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

= 1996

Year 2

= 1997

Year 3

= 1998

...

Year 25

Planned energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout /light-oil

1 000

3 500

1 000

3 500

1 000

3 500

1 000

3 500

Planned annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout/light oil

1 220

3 933

1 220

3 933

1 220

3 933

1 220

3 933

Estimated energy saving MWh/year

7 500

7 500

7 500

7 500

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

3 394

3 394

3 394

3 394

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

990

990

990

990

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-2 404

-2 404

-2 404

-2 404

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-2 404

-4 808

-7 212

-60 100

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

= 1996

Year 2

= 1997

Year 3

= 1998

...

Year 25

Factual energy production MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout /light-oil

833

3 483

833

3 483

833

3 483

833

3 483

Factual annual fuel consumption MWh/year

Biofuel

Mazout/light oil

1 016

3 913

1 016

3 913

1 016

3 913

1 016

3 913

Factual energy saving MWh/year

7 500

7 500

7 500

7 500

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

3 342

3 342

3 342

3 342

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

985

985

985

985

CH4

-

N2O

-

other

-

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-2 357

-2 357

-2 357

-2 357

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-2 357

-4 714

-7 071

-58 925

CH4

-

N2O

-

Other

-

a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.

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

426.000

Grant from NUTEK for technical assistance

113.000

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 STEM technical specialist during the implementation of the project.

  1. Technology transfer through cooperation between foreign supplier and local partner
  2. Conferences, seminars, documentation and training.

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

Technology transfer has taken place through

  1. STEM technical specialist support to the local project leader and municipality.

The following up group for testing and adjustment of converted boilers has been formed in Lithuanian Energy Institute. Staff of Heat-Equipment Research and Testing Laboratory is carrying out the following up procedures keeping a close relation with and ÅF Energikonsult company as the main supervisor of conversion projects supported by STEM.

  1. The execution of this biofuel conversion projects was mainly performed by the Estonian company "Tamult AS" with participation of Swedish company "Saxlunds". Installation and supply of pipes by a local supplier has been supervised to meet international standards.

iii) Staff from the boiler plant has been invited to different seminars and work-shops, documentation for training has been handed over.

There were arranged three seminars through close cooperation between STEM and LEI:

/Environmentally Friendly Energy Systems in the Baltic and Eastern Europa Countries/ (Seminar), Kaunas, 21-22 March, 1995

/Environmentally Adapted Energy Systems in the Baltic Region and Eastern Europa/ (Seminar), Birzai, 19-20 November, 1998.

/Environmentally-Adapted Local Energy Systems /(Seminar and book presentation), Druskininkai, 4-5 December, 1998.

Translation and preparation of operation and safety regulations for wood waste burning boiler houses.

This job was supported by STEM.

  1. Association "Bioenergy and energy saving" has been founded at the end of 1997 to coordinate the attempts of wood firing equipment producers, wood wastes suppliers and owners of boiler plants.

Endogenous capacity supported or enhanced:

Endogenous capacity

(Name of organization1)

Development (DEV) /

enhancement (ENH)

Describe briefly

OBS! stämmer inte för Ziegzdriai

där Tamult är leverantör men där leverantören av rör och installation

är litauisk

AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas"

AB "Umega"

AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas"

AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas"

AB "Singaras"

AB "Elhamers"

DEV

DEV

DEV

ENH

New biofuel firing technology has been developed. Experience in installation and exploitation of modern western technology.

The straw burning technology has been started to spread as continuation of successfully realized bio conversion projects.

The drum chippers and other machinery for wood fuel preparation have been developed as the market for such equipment appeared.

Many smaller boiler conversion projects were successfully finished in Lithuania by local companies AB "Kazlu Rudos Metalas", AB "Singaras", AB "Elhamers"during past five years.The implementation of these projects was initiated by the successfully realized STEM projects.

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: Using of steam for kitchen and laundry showed to be very ineffective. The kitchen and laundry steam appliances were changed by electrical appliances.

2) Technical difficulties: The combustion processes adjustment in wood firing boiler is quite complicated due to different logs size and quality.

3) Effects encountered: Execution of biofuel conversion projects according to STEM JI programme caused the activity in the following fields:

- production of pre-furnaces and small wood fired boilers by local companies;

- formation a new policy as respect to cleaning the forests and using the wood wastes or preparation of wood fuel by the forestry industries/administrations;

- research and testing the new equipment, execution of the following up activity, training the local personnel and etc.

4) Impacts encountered:

5) Other obstacles encountered: Quality checks of the work of some local contractors have used substantial resources from Hospital staff and from ÅF consultants

6) Other: The reconstruction has reduced the energy need with 30 % based on previous years, but there is also a big change in comfort today. There is warm tap water all the time and the indoor temperature is above 18 ° C in the hospital.