Paul has worked in Russia on a diverse range of projects, including developing EE indicators for the Russian Energy Agency, Market studies, financial appraisal and training. Several examples are provided in the following links.
Energy Efficiency Indicators in Russia
To devise a methodology for tracking National energy performance indicators over time, where possible harmonizing with international indicators such as IEA, Odyssee, etc. The main benefactor was the newly created Russian Energy Agency.
For a “headline” EE Indicator, one can simply compare the National energy consumption or CO2 emissions against the GDP of the country. Although simple, unfortunately this is not very useful, especially as the Russian Federation’s economy continues to expand, and to grow fast in the service sector. This economic shift generates more GDP for relatively little additional energy, thus by simply tracking the headline figure, the impression could be that the RF’s energy efficiency is improving.
One of the biggest challenges to tracking change over time is to identify then disaggregate energy end-users into meaningful groups. This allows one to track the component parts of an economy, and adjust for the change to the “mix” of the National economy. This is not unlike developing algorithms for product mix adjustments at an industrial site, but only on a far greater scale. Although complex, without this type of adjustment, a “simple” headline figure could give totally the wrong impression.
The report has been written and was recently presented to Russian Energy Agency and other key Stakeholders. Findings have since been made public.
Russian Industry Energy Efficiency Programme (RIEEP)
Core team member for the “Energy Management System and Systems Optimization Capacity Building for Large Industry”, also known as the “Russian Industrial Energy Efficiency programme” (RIEEP). An EBRD/UNIDO programme funded by GEF, offering direct support to large, energy-intense industrial Enterprises in Russia, as well as tailored EnMS support on sector-specific and cross-sector technologies and other training programmes. To date, Paul has developed training material for EnMS and SO support, as well as working with four energy-intense organisations on developing Enterprise work-plans (action plans) for bespoke attention to energy-efficiency.
Energy Intense Enterprises in the Urals – EBRD:
Part of an EBRD programme, exploring EE investment opportunities for some of the largest, energy-intense industrial Enterprises in Russia.
Paul was both a short-term Industry Expert; plus developed a generic financial appraisal model, based on standard requirements of EU JI projects for East Europe/ Russia, for rapid appraisal of EE/ low-C/ waste-min opportunities.