It gives us immense pleasure to share that Danish Energy Efficiency Partners Sdn. Bhd.* has been awarded the Melaka Green Awards for 2016 under the International Collaboration Category in recognition of our energy efficiency retrofitting initiatives to promote green practices in the state of Melaka. The award was presented by the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Idris bin Haji Haron.
DEEP is highly committed to support the Malaysian State of Melaka in achieving energy cost savings in more than 80 state-owned buildings by installing and financing energy efficient technologies and services. In the process, we work very closely with our stakeholders in Melaka at every stage of design, procurement, installation and monitoring of the energy saving in the selected buildings. The programme initiated by DEEP will be a showcase for large scale adoption and implementation of energy efficiency in existing buildings by a City or a State.
* “Danish Energy Efficiency Partners (DEEP) P/S”, established in 2015 by us along with the Climate Investment Fund (Danish State, Pension Denmark, PKA and others), has recently successfully completed the first phase of large-scale energy renovation projects in buildings in Melaka and will in the coming months implement the next phase comprising of six large buildings.
Danish Management was in 2015 awarded the contract for the OECD-DAC Review of Evaluation Systems for overseas development assistance. The result of this review, an official OECD publication is now available online and in the OECD bookshop in Paris.
The purpose of this review was to provide information to assist development organisations in building effective evaluation systems and processes to deliver high quality, credible and useful evaluations. It provides information about evaluation systems in development agencies and multilateral organisations, and analyses experiences from managing evaluation systems across organisations.
The data that informs the review was collected through a combination of a desk review of member evaluation systems as described in their guideline documentation, interviews with agencies and organisations that have recently implemented significant changes, and an online survey of all members of the Evalnet Network. 40 evaluation units participated in the review and provided very valuable input that is incorporated in the Evalnet Member profiles for each agency/ organisation.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen, as Consultants to Solid Green (South Africa), will assist the Nigerian Ministry of Power, Work and Housing and the FCT state development control with the development of a Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC).
There are very good prospects for energy efficiency in buildings in Nigeria which currently has a housing deficit of 16 million units. While the Government has plans to build new housing blocks throughout the country to address this deficit, any progress made in this direction without due consideration of the energy consumption of these buildings may lead to energy insecurity that can threaten the economic growth of Nigeria.
The BEEC will complement the existing Nigerian National Building Code. It will initially be implemented as a voluntary system, aiming at the transition towards a mandatory system in the future.
As part of the project, DEM-ESB will provide assistance in defining minimum energy requirements, building energy labels, developing an outlook on BEEC future targets, recommending energy efficiency incentives, establishing procedures and system for control & enforcement, and recommending calculation tools and methods.
As a part of our market research regarding business opportunities in New York City, we are proud to announce the opening of a brand new office in Manhattan.
Our current focus is on the extension of our services in the areas of energy efficiency, deep energy retrofit, energy management and sustainability management & measurement regarding UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Initially, the office will not be staffed as we will commute to NYC from Denmark. This solution is made possible by a flexible lease.
During the week of Oct. 31st – Nov. 6th, Kirsten Mariager, Market Maker in Energy Management, will be available at the office.
During week of Nov. 7th – Nov. 13th, Jørn Lykou, CEO, will be available at the office.
Danish Management has recently been awarded a 3-year contract for the EU-funded project – EU-India Cooperation on ICT related standardization, policy and legislation. The EU and India share a number of interests across a range of policy areas, including ICT. The sheer size of its domestic market, with more than 1 billion mobile subscribers, and more than 300 million internet users make the ICT sector a very attractive market for both domestic and foreign investors. India so far has little experience in ICT standardisation, and can benefit from expert exchanges in this field. The overall objective of this project is to promote closer alignment between India and Europe with regard to the production and use of ICT standards and to standardising the exchange of statistical data, thereby facilitating trade, increasing interoperability and the ease of doing business for companies, and adding additional weight to European and Indian ICT standardisation efforts at the global level.
The project will focus on intensifying cooperation in the pilot areas which include 5G (including connected objects), Intelligent Transport Systems, Network Functions Virtualisation/Software defined Networks (NFV/SDN) and Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX).
We embark on this project with strong partners from India, Ireland and Spain.
Final evaluation of the Philippines Sustainable Energy Finance Program
IFC, the International Finance Corporation, has selected Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) to lead the final evaluation of the Philippines Sustainable Energy Finance Program (PHILS SEF II), which ran from 2009 to 2015. DEM-ESB brings extensive experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy project financing and implementation in Asia to this type of assignment. This is combined with our in-depth knowledge and experience in the monitoring and evaluation of energy projects internationally.
The PHILS SEF was initiated to support the creation of a commercial financing market for sustainable energy projects in the Philippines. PHILS SEF II was targeted to directly support US$ 120 million in loans and US$ 200 million in total project investments, made possible by the partner banks. The overall goal of Phils SEF II is to increase access to local sources of financing for sustainable energy (SE) projects in order to stimulate private sector investments and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The annual energy savings from the projects supported were expected to reach 77,000 MWh/yr and the annual electricity generated from renewable sources was expected to reach 350,000 MWh/yr, resulting in a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 600,000 tons per year.
This final evaluation will analyse the actual achievements which are reported to be much higher. DEM-ESB will provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the performance of PHILS SEF II to determine the extent of project accomplishment. We will also synthesize lessons that may help improve the selection, design, and implementation of future activities financed through the Global Environment Facility. The evaluation will start on 28th September and the final evaluation report will be submitted in early January 2017.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen joins the Global Compact
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen is very excited to be getting involved with the Global Compact, because we are now able to measure the impact of our daily work AND put it into perspective. This includes our domestic and international markets and all of our stakeholders globally. Our internal initiative towards sustainability measurement was spearheaded by our participation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, in New York.
However, the principals of the Global Compact have a long tradition in the organization as a whole. In 2003 the Danish Management Group adopted a Code of Ethics and Business Integrity Management System, which was created following the ten (then nine) principals of the United Nations Global Compact, and the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, using these as a standard for business practice. In this way, DEM-ESBs membership to the Global Compact builds upon more than a decade of work that has been done to systematically ensure that human rights are respected, labor standards are upheld, corruption is combated in all forms, and environmental impacts are minimized in all activities.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen led consortium comprising of Econoler (Canada) and Energy Efficiency Center (Georgia) is among the 5 shortlisted Consultants for the Danida (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark) funded assignment – Consultancy on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy in Georgia.
The assignment has a budget of DKK 17.8 million and supports Georgia in promoting energy efficiency in the building sector and integration of renewable energy to the national power grid.
The objectives of the consultancy assignment are: a) to provide project management and reporting support to the project steering committee (PSC) and implementing agencies to ensure efficient and effective achievement of the project goals and b) offer specialist technical expertise on demand to ensure that the implementing agencies can access the most appropriate knowledge and skills and benefit from the expertise and experience of Danish know-how.
The assignment envisions that the Consultant, through a combination of providing project management, reporting and technical specialist support, will help achieve the 4 engagement level outcomes:
Public buildings in Georgia apply minimum energy efficient design standards.
Energy Efficiency Labelling on products is enforced.
Georgia’s monitoring and reporting on national energy consumption is aligned with European standards and legislation.
Renewable Energy is enabled to be integrated into the Georgian national power system.
Support to the Project Implementation Units at the city Councils of Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk
The Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) led consortium, comprising of partners Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (Austria) and Association “Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine” (Ukraine), has been shortlisted and invited to tender for the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) funded project Support to the Project Implementation Units (PIUs) at the city Councils of Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk.
DEM-ESB is one among the 6 Consultants shortlisted based on the 11 Expression of Interests received by NEFCO in the end of February 2016.
The project’s overall objective is to implement energy saving measures in municipal buildings in the two cities of Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine. The municipal building stock identified for implementation of energy saving measures will comprise of schools, hospitals, kindergartens and public swimming pools. It is expected that the project will cover, through two consecutive phases in it’s lifetime, a total of 84 buildings with a total renovated area of 300,000 m2. The budget for the technical assistancesought is 560,000 Euros. The project has a total investment cost that stands at 17 MEUR and will be financed partly by the City Councils, partly by loans from NEFCO to each city, and partly by grant contributions from Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P).
The support rendered through the project will contribute directly to the reduction of GHG emissions, reductions of operation and maintenance (O&M) in the renovated public buildings, prolongation of building lifetime, improved comfort level, and increased local awareness and uptake of energy efficiency measures. The project implementation foresees the appointed Consultant to provide assistance to the two City Councils of Ivano-Frankivk and Chernivitsi in all aspects of design review, procurement, contract administration, engineering supervision, disbursement, implementation, commissioning, test and acceptance, monitoring and capacity building. In addition, the Consultant will play a crucial role at an early stage in the development of operational procedures and systems for the PIUs, including a Project Procedures System, a Financial Management System and a Project Management System .
DEM-ESB wins an interesting Solar PV assignment in Karimunjawa Archipelago, Indonesia
The Danish Energy Management and Esbensen (DEM-ESB) led consortium has been awarded the contract to perform a feasibility study and a preliminary engineering design for a Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant that is capable of providing 24/7 operation of electricity to the three identified islands – Nyamuk, Parang and Genting in the Karimunjawa Archipelago in Central Java Province of Indonesia.