Internationals

Technical Assistance to support the dialogue with European partners on a Strategic National Smart Grid Vision for the South African electricity industry

Customer: European Commission
Country: South Africa
Period: 10/2016 – 04/2017
Type of project: Energy Policy dialogue, Smart-Grid, Policy analysis, Cooperation building

The Smart Grids Programme is one of the six flag ship programmes within SANEDI. The Programme is aligned to the strategic objectives of the Department of Energy and is focused on the introduction of the various concepts of smart grids within the South African Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI). In the context of South Africa’s electricity needs, strategic initiatives and technological advancements are needed to modernize the electrical grid by urgently addressing the sustainability of municipal distribution utilities. SANEDI in consultation with the Department of Energy (DoE) in 2012 established the South Africa Smart Grid Initiative (SASGI). The technical assistance to the SA-EU Dialogue intends to close the existing gaps within the draft smart grid vision document that was developed earlier, through a three tiered approach employing: three strategic workshops, a study tour leading to capacity building and technical assistance. The ultimate goal is the development of a more inclusive and streamlined smart grid vision for South Africa. The process of developing the Smart Grid Vision document entails :

  • Engagement with local stakeholders in a series of three workshops to capture true reflections of the South African Electricity supply Industry (ESI) smart grid policy recommendations and best practices
  • Development of an analysis report on the policy and implementation gaps within the document.
  • Organising a study tour and gathering of information on approaches by EU partners. Developing study tour materials/ contents (presentations, agendas, reports, surveys)
  • Preparation of a final Vision document

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Final evaluation of the Philippines Sustainable Energy Finance Program

Customer: IFC, the International Finance Corporation
Country: Philippines
Period: September 2016 – Januar 2017
Type of project: Sustainable energy projects, EE, renewable energy project financing

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen A/S will lead the final evaluation of the Philippines Sustainable Energy Finance Program (PHILS SEF II), which was initiated to support the creation of a commercial financing market for sustainable energy projects in the Philippines.
DEM-ESB brings extensive experience in EE and renewable energy project financing and implementation in Asia to this type of assignment. This is combined with our in-depth knowledge in the monitoring and evaluation of energy projects internationally.
DEM-ESB will provide a systematic assessment of the performance of PHILS SEF II.

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.

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.

Feasibility Study and the Preliminary Engineering Design for Photovoltaic Power Plant In Karimunjawa Archipelago, Jepara Regency, Central Java Province

Customer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark (DANIDA)
Country: Indonesia
Period: Feb – July, 2016
Type of project: Renewable Energy, Solar PV, Feasibility Study, Engineering Design

Indonesia and Denmark are cooperating through an Environmental Support Programme, with the current third programme phase (ESP3) running from 2013 to 2017 (pilot projects to 2018). The overall ESP3 development objective is to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in reconciling economic growth with sustainable development through improved environmental management and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Danish Energy Management and Esbensen (DEM-ESB) led consortium has been awarded the contract under the ESP3 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. The assignment has been formulated based on the findings of a pre-feasibility study that investigated the opportunity to install some renewable energy systems on the 3 Islands in the archipelago. The pre-feasibility study concluded that a scenario of 100% photovoltaic for 24 hours load is the best scenario to meet the energy demands of the three islands which currently face a deficit leading to the electricity supply being limited to just 6 hours a day.Danish Energy Management and Esbensen (DEM-ESB) will embark on this project together with our partners IT Power Consulting (UK) and Contained Energy (Indonesia).

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Botswana EE Strategy

Customer: World Bank / Ministry of Mineral, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Country: Botswana
Period: 2015-2016
Type of project: Energy Efficiency – Strategy, Policies, Financing, Demonstration Projects

Botswana imports a significant portion of its electricity and all of the petroleum products that are consumed in the country. The country continues to rely heavily on electricity imports from South Africa and other countries within the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). These imports are increasingly costly and over the period 2009 to 2013 the unit cost of imported power rose by 85%. In order to mitigate the high cost of both electricity and petroleum product imports, the Government of Botswana (GoB) is keen to improve energy efficiency in the country. This is reflected in Botswana’s 10th National development Plan (NDP 10) that states that for energy conservation and demand management the strategy will be to “target efficient utilization of energy in buildings, transport and industry, promotion of energy efficient equipment, and the development of policy and legislation for demand-side management including price as a regulator of demand”. Improved energy efficiency is also viewed as a positive means of contributing to Botswana’s international climate change and carbon emissions obligations. Studies have indicated that 10 – 15% of the energy consumed in Botswana could be saved by implementing short-term energy efficiency measures.

The objectives of this assignment is to recommend strategic actions which could be taken by the GoB to promote and sustain overall energy efficiency improvement. The project’s scope covers, among others, stocktaking of existing information, review and in-depth analysis of current situation, identification of priority areas for EE improvements,  identification of barriers, assessment of EE improvement potential and development of sector-specific estimates, establishment of institutional frameworks and funding, capacity building and drafting of a comprehensive Energy Efficiency Strategy and Roadmap.

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The Danish Low Carbon Street

Customer: Haiyan Urban Investment Group
Country: China
Period: Ongoing
Type of project: Low Carbon conceptual masterplan

The Danish Low Carbon Street in Haiyan China is the first sustainable community towards a sustainable city. With Haiyan as one of Chinas role models for sustainability in the Chinese five year energy plan, the area of 60.000 squaremeters includes future residential, commercial and open green spaces planned for the city population.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen analysed, optimised and designed the new Low Carbon conceptual masterplan for The Danish Low Carbon Street along with sustainability guidelines for sites, buildings and public transportation with support from Haiyan Urban Investment Group, Wuyuan Sub-district office of people’s Government of Haiyan County and the first secretary on China.

The conceptual masterplan was developed based on a newly developed Sustainability Strategy, which ensures minimising the energy need and carbon emissions. In the strategy energy, water, waste, environment, ecology and transport is optimised and the future low energy use is sustained through various initiatives like sustainability management, energy efficient behaviour and user involvement.

Xiaohong Shen, First Secretary of China, expressed the masterplan as innovative and pioneering, and already after the presentation of the conceptual masterplan shaked hands upon a new agreement about renovation and retrofitting the existing building mass in the area as well as consultancy about sustainability management.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen understood the importance of integrating a high level of social sustainability with technological ingenuity. The new development in the area is based on a building system inspired from successful developments in Copenhagen in Denmark, and minimises the carbon emissions from transportation by being planned as a car-free area with a safe environment for pedestrians and bicycles.

The project integrates future persistence in minimising the energy consumption with the strategic step Sustain, where a sustainability centre together with a energy facility and a green belt of vegitation continually acquire a sustainable awareness for the residents in the area.
The project integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability and stands as a role model for sustainable urban planning in Haiyan that achieves energy efficiency, environmental awareness, technological ingenuity and social harmony.

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Development of post – 2015 National Energy Efficiency Strategy

Customer: Department of Energy
Country: South Africa
Period: 2014-2016
Budget: EUR 203,536
Type of project: EE Strategy, Policy, Capacity Building

The project seeks to develop the post-2015 National Energy Efficiency Strategy, and determine new energy intensity reduction and sectorial energy efficiency improvement targets from 2015 to 2030 in line with the Medium Term Strategic Framework and the National Development Plan. This will also include the analysis of energy efficiency potentials utilising acceptable scenarios planning and modelling tools for various economic sectors that should also be listed in the strategy document.

A large component of the project was to transfer and entrenching skills and knowledge in the Department of Energy, through training individuals as well as encouraging organisational learning and capacity building.

Danish Energy Management coordinates and facilitates stakeholder consultation workshops with regard to the development of the post-2015 NEES, targets and implementation plan.

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Presentation of the NEES by Morten Sondergaard

Consultancy Support for the Identification and Formulation Missions in the Field of Energy Efficiency/Sustainable Energy

Customer: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / DANIDA
Country: Georgia
Period: 2014-2015
Budget: EUR 53,601
Type of project: Programme design, EE & RES

Denmark envisaged a new programme of tentatively DKK 20-25 mio. in 2015-2019 in order to support Georgia’s efforts to strengthen energy efficiency and/or the use of sustainable energy sources. Possible support might include adaptation to EU regulations on energy efficiency or enhancement of the use of sustainable energy as Georgia has a significant potential for further enhancing the use of hydropower. An identification mission to Georgia is to be undertaken with a view to collecting additional information and for discussion with key stakeholders in Georgia. The objective of the assignment was to analyse, assess and then formulate in cooperation with national partners a programme document for Danish support to reforms related to energy efficiency and/or sustainable energy sources in Georgia.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen has performed a mapping of the activities of donors and multilateral actors, and description of donor coordination mechanisms; a mapping of national stakeholders, priority needs and demands of the Georgian authorities with regard to energy efficiency and sustainable energy, as well as a Capacity assessment of implementing partner(s), other partners and sustainability issues.

Identification of EE potential
Identification of EE potential

Energy Efficiency Target Monitoring System

Customer: Department of Energy, South Africa
Country: South Africa
Period: 2011-2015
Budget: EUR 800,000 (Swiss Development Cooperation)
Type of project: EE Target Monitoring

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen is assisting the Department of Energy to develop and institutionalise a target monitoring and report system within the DOE, on progress in the achievement of the energy efficiency targets and associated carbon emission reductions, as outlined in the National Energy Efficiency Strategy.

Based on an existing methodology handbook on energy efficiency target monitoring in South Africa, developed by the DoE, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen is developing the energy efficiency target monitoring system which will include the development of a model for data collection at generation, distribution and sector level as well as a core set of indicators.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen implements the target monitoring system in up to 45 local municipalities across the country. The data generated by the monitoring system will inform decision making and will aid DoE in building a case for the development of policy interventions to achieve the established targets. The target monitoring system was developed during 2012, and tested during 2013 and subsequently rolled out.
Sectors covered: Industrial, commercial, residential and public buildings, and transport

Leading you towards Energy Efficiency, South Africa
Leading you towards Energy Efficiency, South Africa

Technical Assistance for the Monitoring of the Energy Facility’s Projects Financed under the 10th EDF

Customer: European Commission
Country: ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific countries)
Period: 2011-2019
Budget: EUR 2,262,000
Type of project: Monitoring and TA

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen are requested by the European Commission to assist in the monitoring of contracts of the Energy Facility’s call for proposals financed under the 10th EDF.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen support the EU Delegations and ACP Secretariat in the monitoring of the over 100 projects financed under the Energy Facility throughout the implementation process until the end of the execution of the projects.

A monitoring system has been established, which will combine desk-based reviews and thematic studies, with on-site missions to verify results and assist projects with problems in implementation.

Additional tasks such as regional seminars, capitalisation and best practices, or dissemination of the results of the Energy Facility are also delivered by Danish Energy Management & Esbensen. Furthermore, we have developed a database allowing tracking of project information and achievements, through the use of scorecards, tables, data exports etc.

Monitoring visit to the project “Community-assisted Access to Sustainable Energy in Rwanda”
Monitoring visit to the project “Community-assisted Access to Sustainable Energy in Rwanda”

Technical Assistance to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme in Jordan – REEE

Customer: The European Union Delegation to Jordan
Country: Jordan
Period: 2014-2016
Budget: EUR 2,024,500
Type of project: EE and RES strategies

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen has been asked by the European Union to help facilitating the implementation of strategies that will enable Jordan to reach the medium and long term goals for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a special focus on the building sector. This sector is considered by the Government as vital for the sustainable economic growth of the country.
The project has two components: 1) an institutional component and 2) Energy Efficiency in the building sector.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen collaborates with SAFEGE and Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving to reach the following results:

Action plans for EE and RE, aiming as increasing their use in the public sector, in industrial and commercial enterprises, and in households.
Further to developing an EE building code, we put efforts into increasing knowledge and acceptance of the Building Code by professionals.
Training, demonstration projects, and regulatory frameworks for EE.
A special emphasis is laid on Monitoring and Evaluation of RE/EE performance as well as the development of an Energy Information System.

Ibrahimyah Wind Power Plant, 80km north of Amman, Jordan
Ibrahimyah Wind Power Plant, 80km north of Amman, Jordan

Support to implementation of the “Energy Efficiency Building Code” (EEBC)

Customer: Ministry of Construction, Vietnam
Country: Vietnam
Period: 2013-2015
Budget: EUR 561,545 (Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / DANIDA)
Type of project: Energy Efficiency, Capacity building

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen together with our local partner ENERTEAM supports the Ministry of Construction (MOC) in Vietnam in the implementation of the new Energy Efficiency Building Code (EEBC).
The overall objective of the assistance is to: “Improve energy efficiency in new Vietnamese buildings and – through this – to help MOC meet their energy saving targets under the VNEEP 2011-15 programmes”.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen support to MOC constitute three main components:

  1. Capacity building
  2. Mechanism for regulation
  3. Advise on design for demonstration buildings

Training session within the capacity building component
Training session within the capacity building component

Energy Management in Thinadhoo, Maldives

Customer: Ministry of Environment & Energy and the Maldives Energy Authority
Period: 2013-2014
Services: Development of an action plan for energy optimization of technical installations.
Organization and facilitation of energy management training courses to public authorities and utility companies. Energy audits and other energy saving initiatives.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned to develop a feasibility study with the aim of reducing the electricity consumption in the building sector by 20 % and in the public sector and private industry by 30 % before 2020.

The task was to develop a plan for capacity building and training of local energy auditors. This included teaching energy efficient building design, retrofitting of existing buildings and energy management as a means to ensure monitoring and optimization of a building’s energy consumption.

Also, several energy screenings were produced in both public and private buildings, and subsequently initiatives to improve the building’s energy efficiency were identified.

Parallel to the energy saving efforts, grid connected solar PV systems were installed on the rooftops of many of the island’s schools and these PV systems significantly improved the island’s production of renewable energy.

By the end of project implementation, DEM-ESB submitted a report that shows and advises on a continuous improvement of the Thinadhoo Islands’ energy efficiency as well as their future independent energy saving efforts.

Consultancy Services for the Identification and Development of CDM Projects for the Danish CDM Programme

Customer: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Danida
Country: Malaysia
Period: 2007-2011
Budget: EUR 1,643,463.94
Type of project: CDM project development

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen developed and maintained a living pipeline containing in the magnitude of 15 projects or 4 million CER’s, to be contracted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 12 months taking due account of the priorities and price policy of the Danish CDM programme.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen were assigned to:

  1. To identify potential CDM projects in Malaysia with the potential of generating CERs to be purchased by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. To develop necessary documentation for a number of selected projects, including Project Idea Note (PIN) and Project Design Document (PDD), and provide follow-up for approval of these selected projects by the Designated National Authority for subsequent approval by the CDM Executive Board.
  3. To assist and advise the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur before and during negotiations on Letter of Intent (LoI) and Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) and participate in monitoring on-going CDM-project generating CERs to Denmark.
  4. To promote increased capacity and awareness of local Malaysian Consultants and project owners of CDM through their active involvement in identification and preparation of CDM projects.
  5. To provide relevant technical advice to the Danish Embassy on climate change and CDM, including information on market trends, methodology developments, etc.
GHG Emission Reduction Potential in Palm Oil Industry and CER’s Potential
GHG Emission Reduction Potential in Palm Oil Industry and CER’s Potential

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Consultancy Services for the Identification and Development of CDM Projects for the Danish CDM Programme

Customer: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Danida
Country: Thailand
Period: 2007-2010
Budget: EUR 1,534,307.60
Type of project: CDM project development

The overall objective of the assignment was to develop and maintain a living pipeline containing in the magnitude of 15 projects or 4 million CER’s, which can be contracted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 12 months taking due account of the priorities and price policy of the Danish CDM programme.

The specific objectives of the assignment include:

  1. To identify potential CDM projects in Thailand with the potential of generating CERs to be purchased by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. To develop necessary documentation for a number of selected projects, including Project Idea Note (PIN) and Project Design Document (PDD), and provide follow-up for approval of these selected projects by the Designated National Authority for subsequent approval by the CDM Executive Board.
  3. To assist and advise the Danish Embassy in Bangkok before and during negotiations on Letter of Intent (LoI) and Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) and participate in monitoring on-going CDM-projects generating CERs to Denmark.
  4. To promote increased capacity and awareness of local Thai Consultants and project owners of CDM through their active involvement in identification and preparation of CDM projects.
  5. To provide relevant technical advice to the Danish Embassy on climate change and CDM, including information on market trends, methodology developments, etc.

Site visit by Team Leader Mr Karsten Holm
Site visit by Team Leader Mr Karsten Holm

EIB Energy Framework – Lots 4 and 5 – RE & EE

Customer: European Investment Bank
Country:
Period: 2013-2016
Budget:
Type of project: Framework contract, Procurement, TA, studies

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen assists the Projects Directorate 3, in particular the Energy Department in its wide range of activities and responsibilities, including:

  • The technical, economic, financial, procurement, environmental and social appraisal, in line with the Bank’s project appraisal cycle
  • The provision of project preparation and implementation support to promoters including management of major technical assistance programmes;
  • Monitoring of projects;
  • The provision of specific leading expertise in engineering and economics to undertake specific studies or research in a particular area or sub-sector of the energy sector.
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Completed 2014

Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning

Customer: Asian Development Bank
Country: Myanmar
Period: 2014
Budget: EUR 189,999
Type of project: Capacity Building, Energy Policy and Planning

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen provided capacity development and technical assistance for Institutional Strengthening of the National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning to the Government of Myanmar to strengthen the ability of the National Energy Management Committee (NEMC) to prepare policies and strategies in the energy sector.

Activities included:
Conduct participatory consultation activities within the NEMC to determine issues and areas requiring strategic and policy advice and action plans for the overall energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Design, organise, facilitate and document public stakeholder discussions with a range of stakeholders, including civil society.
Set up the coordination mechanism among the eight concerned ministries in formulating overall energy sector policy, strategy, and planning; and promote energy efficiency and renewable energy development, including developing institutional development plans and identifying support needed and action plans.
Review the existing energy sector laws, policies, and strategies and finalise energy policy and strategy papers.
Prepare long-term oil and natural gas development strategy, including natural gas pipeline rehabilitation and expansion plan.

Our Chief Consultant Morten Søndergaard with Minister H.E. U Myint Zaw, Minister of Energy
Our Chief Consultant Morten Søndergaard with Minister H.E. U Myint Zaw, Minister of Energy

Execution of Energy Efficiency Initiatives in 9 State-Owned Buildings in Melaka

Customer: Melaka State Government (State Economic Planning Unit)
Country: Malaysia
Period: 2013-2014
Budget: EUR 230,044
Type of project: EE, ESCO, Feasibility

For the Melaka State Government, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen have been contracted to screen and analyse 9 State Buildings covering a total area of 155,000 m2. The project is a pilot project to demonstrate the ESCO model for public buildings in practice. Based on the screenings done of the 9 buildings, we expect a 20% saving and that the investments in the second phase will amount to 20 million DKK (app. 3.5 million USD). The results of the project will be presented regionally for the Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), which covers 32 states and provinces. The project will also lead to energy saving projects in all 95 public buildings in Melaka with expected investments of 50 million DKK (9 million USD).

ESCO development in Melaka
ESCO development in Melaka

Energy Conservation and Efficiency Improvement Consultancy

Customer: Ministry of Environment & Energy
Country: Maldives
Period: 2013-2014
Budget: EUR 140,098 (World Bank)
Type of project: EE, Capacity Building, Action Plans

The objective of the assignment is to establish a plan for reducing electrical energy use in the residential sector by 20% and in the business/government and industrial sector by 30% by 2020 in Thinadhoo Island. In the short term, initiatives implemented by this project should result in at least 5 percent reduction in electricity use by the end of performance of this contract. Focus is on demand-side electricity energy use.

Among the many activities were the development of an Electricity Conservation and Efficiency Improvement Action Plan for Thinadhoo Island; the execution of a training program for implementation of the Action Plan and support to implementation during the initial period; and design of Residential Electricity conservation training program targeted at Local NGOs, Womens’ Groups and school children.

Training session for implementation of the Action Plan
Training session for implementation of the Action Plan

Completed 2013

Environmental Support Programme II, Component II: Energy Efficiency in Industrial, Commercial and Public Sector

Customer: Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (ESDM) the Directorate for New Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (DEBTKE) Representative: Ibu Ratna Ariati, Director Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources/Directorate for New Renewable Energy & Conservation
Country: Indonesia
Period: 2008-2013
Budget: EUR 4,857,383 (Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / DANIDA)
Type of project: EE in buildings, Industry, Commercial and Public Sector, Building Energy Codes, Energy Audits, Capacity Building

The Environmental Support Programme was the second phase of a comprehensive Danida supported initiative in Indonesia. The programme aimed to improve sustainable environmental management in support of livelihoods in Indonesia.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen was assigned to implement component 2 of the second phase, which focused on energy efficiency and conservation in industry, commercial and public sectors. The component was divided into four outputs:
Output 1: Establishment of Clearing House for Energy Efficiency (EECCHI)
Output 2: Development of Building Energy Codes, Energy Efficiency Guidelines and training, low energy demonstration building
Output 3: Energy Auditor certification and training, and pilot activities
Output 4: Home and School Competition & Local Government Capacity Building to increase knowledge and enable stronger action through local efforts within energy efficiency through targeting provincial governments, companies, universities and schools.

Raising EE awareness starts already in the schools – Home and School Competition
Raising EE awareness starts already in the schools – Home and School Competition

Consulting Services for the Development of 3 Sustainable Solar Market Packages (SSMP)

Customer: Rural Electrification Project
Country: Zambia
Period: 2012-2013
Budget: EUR 140,319 (Global Environment Facility (GEF))
Type of project: Renewable Energy, feasibility

With support from the World Bank (WB) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) was implementing a project that requires the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to procure Sustainable Solar Market Packages (SSMP).
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen prepared detailed designs of three (3) SSMP packages by undertaking a full market assessment for solar home systems and submission of a full feasibility report on the assessed districts. Furthermore, we provided support to REA in promoting and marketing of the SSMPs.

Solar project in Zambia
Solar project in Zambia

Consultancy Services for the Identification and Development of CDM Projects for the Danish CDM Programme

Customer: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / DANIDA
Country: Indonesia
Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 2,100,017.83
Type of project: CDM Projects

The overall objective of the assignment was to develop and maintain a living pipeline containing in the magnitude of 15 projects or 4 million CER’s, which can be contracted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 12 months, taking due account of the priorities and price policy of the Danish CDM programme.

The specific objectives of the assignment include:

  1. To identify potential CDM projects in Indonesia with the potential of generating CERs to be purchased by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. To develop necessary documentation for a number of selected projects, including Project Idea Note (PIN) and Project Design Document (PDD), and provide follow-up for approval of these selected projects by the Designated National Authority for subsequent approval by the CDM Executive Board.
  3. To assist and advise the Danish Embassy in Jakarta before and during negotiations on Letter of Intent (LoI) and Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) and participate in monitoring on-going CDM-project generating CERs to Denmark.
  4. To promote increased capacity and awareness of local Indonesian Consultants and project owners of CDM through their active involvement in identification and preparation of CDM projects.
  5. To provide relevant technical advice to the Danish Embassy on climate change and CDM, including information on market trends, methodology developments, etc.
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Completed 2012

Rwanda Renewable Energy Strategy Studies

Customer: Energy Water and Sanitation Authority
Country: Rwanda
Period: 2011-2012
Budget: EUR 292,573 (Global Environment Facility (GEF))
Type of project: RE strategies

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen was requested to assist the Ministry of Infrastructure in developing a set of renewable energy strategies in order to ensure a long-term and sustainable contribution by renewable energy technologies to Rwanda’s energy balance. The focus was on solar energy technologies, micro-hydro applications, and wind technologies for households and small enterprises, in particular in off-grid, rural areas.

The main scope was to present a detailed strategy document that specifies program designs and work plans for supporting enhanced diffusion of solar energy technologies, micro-hydro and wind energy in Rwanda. The assignment was carried out in different phases: i) sector overviews, ii) Strategy preparation and formulation, iii) Detailing actions plans (investment & activities).

Guidance and target for development of the energy sector in Rwanda
Guidance and target for development of the energy sector in Rwanda

Demand Side Management Study for Armenia

Customer: The World Bank Group
Country: Armenia
Period: 2011
Budget: EUR 61,357
Type of project: Feasibility, DSM

The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of introducing energy sector (both electric power and gas) demand-side management (DSM) measures into its overall strategy of meeting current and projected demand. This included: tariff/pricing mechanisms, utility load management programs and regulatory incentives/mandates for utilities to pursue DSM strategies and develop targets.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen achieved the following results:
1. Existing energy efficiency initiatives in Armenia reviewed and summarised
2. Historic and projected electricity patterns and loads for end–users analyzed and areas where DSM strategies could be implemented determined
3. A long-list of measures identified
4. Recommended measures analysed in-depth
5. Institutional capacity building needs to implement and monitor recommended measures identified and DSM action plan established

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Energy Auditor Training to Build Capacity of Service Providers (SPs)

Customer: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Country: Bangladesh and Nepal
Period: 2010-2012
Budget: EUR 155,701
Type of project: Energy Audits, Capacity building

The South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) program in Bangladesh started in 2008 with the main objective of enhancing Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy (EE/RE) finance portfolio of financial institutions and to encourage the financial sector to consider environmental risk in lending proactively.
In developing EE/RE portfolio in banks one of the major barriers to energy efficiency is lack of local energy auditors who would be able to carry out audits and assist both the industry and banks in ensuring investment in energy efficient measures which will bring about efficiency gains and at the same time help protect the environment.
Danish Energy Management & Esbensen helped develop the capacity in Bangladesh and Nepal in the area of energy auditing, focusing on:
1. Conducting energy auditors’ trainings in Nepal and Bangladesh so that the trained auditors serve the energy intensive sectors to gain efficiency.
2. Conducting preliminary audits in industries in Bangladesh and Nepal in selected sectors by performing walk through energy audits for a prospective EE customer to gain information to guide project design and implementation. The walkthroughs gave the newly trained auditors hands on experience and provided a ground to match what they have learned with practice.
3. Developing preliminary reports indicating energy savings and potential investment options for industries which have been audited. These reports aimed to encourage bank financing, therefore they highlighted energy saving potential options for changes, probable investment amount and payback period.

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Mapping of the Energy Sector and identification of focus sub-sectors for support by Danida Business Finance and Partnerships Programme

Customer: Danida
Country: Vietnam
Period: 2011
Budget: EUR 47,517
Type of project: Project design, EE and RE

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen were tasked by Danida to provide:

  1. An in-depth overview of the energy sector in Vietnam, including policy environment, opportunities, risks, and financing gaps/challenges;
  2. An identification and assessment of future sub-sector focus for the Danida Business Partnerships and Finance Programme within renewable energy and energy efficiency during the transition period (2011-2015).
  3. An assessment and recommendation of feasible new Danish initiatives within renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Consultancy services for Support to the Vietnamese National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (VNEEP)

Customer: DANIDA
Country: Vietnam
Period: 2010-2012
Budget: EUR 479,416
Type of project: Strategy, EE

Denmark wants to contribute to mitigation and to the development of measures for adaption to climate change. Therefore Danish Energy Management & Esbensen provided assistance to Vietnam around a number of activities, which covered several areas, which are necessary to ensure that the Vietnamese National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme can be successfully implemented: 1) Awareness, 2) Curricula, 3) Handbook/procedures/methodology & best practice guide, 4) Training and 5) Energy audits and feasibility.

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http://vneec.gov.vn/

Preparation of Renewable Energy Development Roadmap

Customer: Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund
Country: Armenia
Period: 2010-2011
Budget: EUR 231,956 (Global Environment Facility (GEF))
Type of project: Renewable Energy Strategy

Therefore Danish Energy Management & Esbensen has helped to increase use of indigenous renewable energy resources as a means of increasing the energy diversification and improving Armenia’s energy security.

In collaboration with local experts we developed a renewable energy development roadmap until 2020 identifying economical and financially viable potential of renewable energy in Armenia, set up short, mid and long-term targets for development of renewable energy, and outlined specific steps of achieving these targets.

Website on RE potential in Armenia developed by Danish Energy Management & Esbensen
Website on RE potential in Armenia developed by Danish Energy Management & Esbensen

Solar PV in Yerevan, Armenia
Solar PV in Yerevan, Armenia

Energy Management at Bakrie University

Customer: Bakrie University – Jakarta, Indonesia
Period: 2011-2012
Partner: Danida
Services: Organizational design, policies, strategy, action plans for energy management and staff training

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) has developed the strategy and the action plans for the implementation of energy management at Bakrie University.

Preliminarily, the existing energy management systems were analyzed and questionnaires were distributed to map current working procedures. The project was implemented in collaboration with Danida and the local company Kementerian Energidan Sumber.

DEM-ESB was in charging of designing the framework for an energy management organization, energy policies and guidelines for implementation and general use of energy management in the organization.

The work also included the development of useful tools for monitoring and analyzing energy consumption as well as a time frame for the implementation period.

Finally, a plan was developed to generate attention to energy consumption and energy efficiency and to train specific employees in energy management. The project also used more alternative methods for the dissemination of key messages to the daily users of the University and its employees – i.e. through means of postal cards and cartoons.

Design and implementation of Energy Management in Vietnam

Customer: Vietnam, Ministry of Industry and Trade; Vietnam – National Energy Efficiency Program (VNEEP)
Period: 2010-2012
Partner: Danida
Services: Design and implementation of energy management, development of energy management handbook, capacity building for staff

In collaboration with Danida, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned to develop and implement the National Energy Management Act for buildings and industry in Vietnam. Also included in the contract was the training of energy management national rules and regulations to 2.500 energy managers.

The main objectives of the project were to promote energy savings and improve energy efficiency, and enhance public awareness about energy. This included the development of a complete curriculum and teaching program for the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). Therefore, a national energy management handbook with easily accessible instructions was developed especially for energy managers within buildings and industry.

The purpose of the handbook and the teaching was to make energy managers ready to train other employees in energy management issues. Teaching included training, local cases, supervision and follow-up.

Development and implementation of Energy Management in the Ekurhuleni municipality, South Africa

Customer: Danida
Period: 2009
Services: Energy retrofitting and development of energy management strategy

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned the task of developing and implementing energy management in the Ekurhuleni municipality, and being a key municipal organization, the Edenvale Customer Care Centre was the point of departure.

The work included the development of energy management policies and strategies as well as organizational structures. Work-related guidelines and models for energy-saving behavior have been created for key personnel in the municipality responsible for energy management.

On top of the energy management work, the project included a preliminary and a more detailed energy screening of the Edenvale Customer Centre as well as analysis and verification of energy saving initiatives and implementation of permanent energy plants.

DEM-ESB was also in charge of the subsequent counselling concerning the procurement and inspection of the energy retrofitting of technical facilities and installation of solar heating.

This project has ensured the Edenvale Customer Centre annual energy consumption savings of 38 % – corresponding to 430.000 kWh per year.

Teaching Energy Management in the Yunnan Province, China

Customer: Danida
Period: 2009
Services: Capacity building, energy management

As part of the Danida Business-to-Business programme, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) had established collaboration with two Chinese companies; Enecore Carbon and Chongqing Runhouse Urban Planning & Design Co. in order to improve capacity building and knowledge sharing within energy management and energy efficient building design.

DEM-ESB has extensive experience within energy management and the aim was to pass on that knowledge so that the Chinese companies could learn about cost-effective training of their employees.

The work included teaching and counselling of energy management measures, more specifically energy management strategies, -policies and organizational structures.

The underlying basis of the training material was the international energy management standards..

Teaching Energy Management in Pretoria, South Africa

Customer: Danida
Period: 2008
Services: Capacity building, energy management

As part of the Danida Business-to-Business programme, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) and the South African company Strategic Environmental Focus (SEF) joined forces to improve SEF’s knowledge within the areas of energy management and building design.

The objective of the project was to pass on to SEF the past experiences of DEM-ESB within the area of energy management. The tasks included teaching and advising the involved parties in energy management, more specifically energy management strategies and policies and organizational development. The underlying basis of the training material was the international energy management standards.