Application of industrial and energy technologies

Preparation and evaluation of projects and creating an independent ratings of power plant projects on renewable energy for purposes of gaining funding from:

 

Preparation of projects involves the definition of essential requirements on the project and the identification of critical points and risk analysis of the project. This ensures control of design and detailed elaboration of our client wishes before the design and allows monitoring of all phases of project development and successful planning corrective actions in order to impairment risk of the investors. During independent evaluation ENCONET experts actively collaborate with the coordinators and advise them how to meet the requirements for acquiring funding. Creating of independent assessment is based on expert evaluation of projects with technical, economic, environmental and regulatory side. It includes making analytical statements (“Due Diligence Report”), which evaluates:

  • Commercial banks,
  • Fund for environmental protection and energy efficiency (FZOEU),
  • Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
  • EU Funds: Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE), Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and,
  • Independent investors.

 

Standard content of ENCONET’s “Due Diligence” report

  • Technical evaluation of the project and process performance;
  • Authentication of the project, and assumptions about the availability of renewable sources (wind, biomass, solar, water …);
  • Rating the appropriateness of the proposed technology (selected wind turbines, biomass boilers, turbines, solar cells, …), provided control systems management, security systems, etc.;
  • Assessment of the major suppliers and contractors given the technical and time requirements of the project;
  • Checking the timetable, the main control points and identifying the major risks resulting from delay in performance;
  • Verification of operational specifications and planned operation and maintenance of facilities;
  • Assessment of plans for quality control, testing and procedures for environmental health and safety and maintenance of facilities;
  • The verification of conditions for connecting to a network of distribution or transmission system and providing technical solutions;
  • Verification of compliance with environmental regulations and compliance with EU regulations and measures;
  • Checking the completeness of the issued permits and approvals, compliance them with the predicted project, and verification of economic input parameters with issued given in the permits;
  • Checking completeness of all pre-contracts and contracts with major suppliers and contractors, and risk identification;
  • Validation of level and protective measures: bank bonds and guarantees, insurance and performance management, validation tests provided in regard to the terms of insurance;
  • Verification of anticipated capital and operating costs, and their coverage;
  • Verification of the sufficiency of funds for unanticipated costs and project management;
  • Evaluation of the consequences of any change of contractual obligations;
  • Verification of the mechanisms and dynamics of planned payments to the project implementation plan;
  • Verification and validation of input model parameters;
  • The simulation of model sensitivity to variations in the construction and operation;
  • Determination of technically worst case for use in the model.

“Due Diligence Report” clearly identifies and ranks the risks of the project and defines specific activities to be implemented and monitored so that the project would have economically beneficial conclusion. Making of “Due Diligence” report greatly helps commercial banks, funds and investors in approving funds for the project and monitoring the use of them.

  • Control of design solutions in relation to the desires and needs of the client, in accordance with the terms of reference.
  • Engineering of EE project.
  • Coordination and control of all steps of project implementation.
  • Energetic review of executed state by determining the actual status and power consumption after completion of the project and comparison of the results with the designed values.
  • Preliminary Energy Analysis (PEA) is a report with a comprehensive overview of the general condition of the building along with a detailed analysis of energy consumption and energy characteristics of the facility and identifies possible measures to improve energy efficiency. Each proposed measure is accompanied by a simple economic analysis and justification of investments.
  • Detailed energy analysis (DEA) is a continuation of the PEA and includes measurement of all critical things necessary for a detailed elaboration of some proposed measures to improve energy efficiency.  The result of DEA is feasibility study on which a decision about continuation of the project and preparation of all necessary project documentation can be made.
  • Establishment of organizational structures and decentralization of responsibilities to the level at which activities occur and resources are consumed.
  • Making methods and procedures of performance analysis and the results achieved, including the indicators, i.e. indicators of consumption (IP), aims to improve, the well-built measurement system effectiveness (SMU), through which data are continuously collected that are necessary for the functioning of the SGE’s and monitoring, analysis and reporting on the given indicators and set targets.
  • Defining the energy cost center
  • Defining the location of measuring points
  • The selection and installation of measuring devices for each ETC
  • Defining data collection protocols
  • Defining consumption indicators
  • Defining aims to improve energy efficiency
  • Accuracy control of measurement and data collection
  • Determination of base consumption;
  • Establishment of a system of measurement and data collection;
  • Comparative analysis (benchmarking);
  • Preparation of reports on energy consumption and potential critical areas;
  • Defining and developing corrective actions based on the results of analysis;
  • Calculation of the actual efficiency of plants and buildings;
  • Calculation and verification of achieved savings.

References

  • Implementation of Energy Management information system (EMIS) in schools: II Gimnazija, HEP-ESCO World Bank project, 2010
  • Implementation of Energy Management information system (EMIS) in schools: OŠ Breznički Hum., HEP-ESCO World Bank project,, 2010
  • Technical Due Diligence for Strizivojna Hrast 3,3 MW Biomass Cogeneration plant in Croatia, 2010. (za Societe General – Splitsku Banku).
  • Technical Due Diligence for VE ZD6 Wind Farm In Croatia, 2009. (za Societe General – Splitsku Banku).
  • Study on importance of protecting people from electromagnetic fields of high voltage lines and liabilities of HEP, HEP, 2009.
  • Evaluation of the Background information for Pre-feasibility Study for the Energy Efficiency Project in the General Hospital “Sveti duh”, 2009.
  • Applicability analysis and defining the role of hydro-meteorological data during the planning of electrical power system management in Croatia, HEP, 2008
  • Feasibility Study for the Energy Efficiency Project Implementation in Public Companies in the City of Zagreb, Zagreb holding Ltd. (Croatian name Zagrebački holding d.o.o.), with FER Zagreb, 2007.
  • Energy Audit Reports : Consors Ltd. Maruševec, DILJ IGM Inc. Vinkovci, Grafičar Inc. Ludbreg, FZOEU (Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund), Zagreb, 2005.
  • Managing an EU-THERMIE supported project for implementation of the Thai energy conservation programme (ENCON) by technology transfer and related training, 2002;
  • Capacity building and on-the-job training for the Training division of DEDP on developing and managing training projects, sponsored by GTZ – ENEP (Energy Efficiency Promotion Project of German International Cooperation Agency (GTZ) in Thailand), 2002;
  • Environmental Protection Regulations Impact on Power System Operation and Development in Conditions of Energy Sector Restructuring and Liberalisation, HEP (Croatian Power Utility), co-authors, Zagreb, 2001.
  • Developing and introducing Customer Support Service for implementation of ENCON Programme of DEDP, Thailand,
  • Feasibility study on cogeneration plant for a wood processing company, – energy and environmental aspects, sponsored by GTZ – ENEP, 2001.
  • Feasibility study for introduction of new energy technology in textile industries (6 case studies), financed by Japanese NEDO (New Energy Development Organization), subcontracted by Mitsui corp,
  • Feasibility studies for application for Independent Power Producer according to NEPO (National Energy Policy Office) and EGAT (Electricity Generation and Transmission Company of Thailand) scheme, ;
  • Institutional and staff development programme for BERC (Bureau for Energy Regulation and Control) of DEDP, work flow and work process analysis and improvement, sponsored by GTZ – ENEP,
  • The concept of upgrading process of maintenance in TE-TO Zagreb, ENTEKO d.o.o, Zagreb, November 2000. (as ENTEKO d.o.o.)
  • Impact of Various Electricity Generation Technologies in Croatian Power System on Human Health and Environment, Zagreb,
  • Preparation of energy master plan for Vietnam and development of an implementation plan the for Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE), sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands,  2000.
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