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November 1, 2022

Analysis and Implementation of a Resource and Energy Efficiency check and development of an additional Solar PV feasibility

DEG- Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Kenya
11/2022 - ongoing

Description of project:

Within the scope of this Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) project, Envidatec GmbH supports DEG and the target company in the analysis and implementation of a REC (Resource and Energy Efficiency check) as well as in the development of an additional Solar PV feasibility.

Activities undertaken:

  • On-site audit and presentation of the main findings.
  • Identifying main improvement opportunities and evaluations.
  • Report on Solar PV feasibility for onsite installation.
  • REC implementation plan with cost-benefit analysis.

Employees involved:

  • Thomas Frank: Energy efficiency expert.
  • Behzad Aghababazadeh: Solar PV Expert.
December 1, 2018

Resource and Energy Efficiency Check (REC) for DEG partner

DEG- Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Malaysia
Mexico
Nigeria
12/2018 - 10/2022

Description of project:

Undertake Resource and Energy Efficiency Check (REC) for Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) partner companies with complex material flow located in developing countries and newly industrialized countries. The main aim of the project was to develop energy efficiency projects which present an investment opportunity for DEG.

Activities undertaken:

  • The framework of the project included the development and performance of trainings for the local auditors in the areas of energy efficiency, energy management system according to ISO 50001, energy audit according to ISO 50002, implementation of energy efficiency measures (lighting, pumps, HVAC, compressed air, steam, building performance, energy monitoring, etc.).
  • In the ISO 50001 work steps of the project, more than 20 on-site partners were found and internal audits, certification audits stage 1 and stage 2, and energy audits in different levels for 8 different target branches (steel, paper, hotels, residential buildings etc.) had been conducted.

Employees involved:

  • Detlef Borst: Project leader and senior energy efficiency expert.
  • Peer Schuback: Team leader and senior energy efficiency expert.
  • Rafaella Dourado: Energy efficiency expert.
July 25, 2017

Establish an Energy Efficiency Network for Ugandan industries

GIZ
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Uganda
10/2016 - 12/2018

Description of project:

Envidatec runs a public-private partnership (PPP) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). The aim was to build an Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) in Uganda and to establish various energy efficiency services in order to increase energy efficiency in the Ugandan industrial sector. The project includes several trainings, energy audits and implementation of energy efficiency measures.

Activities undertaken:

  • Energy audits in various industries, such as milk, tea, grain and coffee processing, to identify potential savings
  • Feasibility studies to develop measures from the energy audit into bankable projects
  • Financing of projects
  • Measurement and verification of measures
  • Workshops and trainings for members of the network
  • Training of banks in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funding
  • Strengthening the local financial sector for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy financing

June 15, 2020

Assessment of the vocational training capacities in solar PV and solar PV related applications in Ethiopia

GIZ - Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Ethiopia
06/2020 - 11/2020

Description of project:

In the framework of the Green People’s Energy for Africa Program of Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the main rationale of this assignment is to increase vocational training capacities for solar PV via assessment of the vocational training capacities in solar PV and solar PV-related applications in Ethiopia.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and carried out the following activities:

  • Conduct a quantitative assessment of vocational training offers specifically for solar PV and solar PV-related applications for agricultural production such as solar irrigation at TVETs.
  • Qualitative assessment of vocational training offers for solar PV and solar PV-related applications for agricultural production such as solar irrigation at TVETs.
  • Assessment of job- and business prospects arising from the solar PV vocational trainings.
  • Development of recommendations for GPE on what and how to engage in regarding enhancement of vocational training in solar PV and solar PV-related applications.

Employees involved:

  • Detlef Borst: Team leader, Trainer, Senior Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Expert
August 1, 2018

Technical support on solar and energy efficiency projects

enPower.life
Uganda
08/2018 - ongoing

Description of project:

Envidatec GmbH was assigned by enPower.life to provide technical support on enPower.life’s solar and energy efficiency projects in Uganda.

Activities undertaken:

  • Conducting Solar Feasibility Study (SFS).
  • Engineering Structural Analysis (ESA).
  • Financial due diligence.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment (CSRA)
  • So far, a portfolio of 1.2 MW roof-top solar PV plants has been studied including tea and coffee factories, one dairy, one hotel, etc.

Employees involved:

  • Thomas Frank: Team leader, energy efficiency expert.
January 15, 2020

Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programme (PREEEP)

GIZ - Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Uganda
01/2020 - ongoing

Description of project:

In the framework of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) “Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP)” a consortium of INTEGRATION GmbH, Envidatec GmbH and Renac prepares, organises and conduct practice-oriented vocational training in the field of Renewable Energy in Northern Uganda.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and carried out the following activities:

  • Training and certification of electricians.
  • Establish a vocational training course focussing on RE with a Vocational Training Institute in Northern Uganda.

Employees involved:

  • Thomas Frank: Team Leader, Trainer, Senior Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Expert
  • Detlef Borst: Trainer, Senior Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Expert
April 15, 2021

Detailed Feasibility Study of an Energy Efficient Street Lighting Project in Mozambique

AfDB - African Development Bank
Mozambique
04/2021 - ongoing

Description of project:

The overall objective of this African Development Bank (AfDB) project is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) with all aspects of the feasibility studies. Wanting to substantially improve the quality of the street lighting networks in the Cities, reduce consumption and make streets safer and better lit, EDM intends to replace sodium and mercury vapor lamps with modern and efficient LED-based solutions with higher technical and quality performance.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and a part of a consortium with S317 Consulting and carried out the following activities:

  • Carry out walkthrough surveys on a representative sample of streetlights.
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis of replacing the existing street lighting systems with suitable LED-based solutions and operations optimization options.
  • Analyze the energy services market capability to implement a city-wide street lighting program using LED technology.
  • Propose potential and relevant rollout mechanisms for cities.

Employees involved:

  • Detlef Borst: Team Leader, Senior Energy Efficiency Expert
  • Bohdan Obodovskyi: Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Expert
  • Vijay Gawade: Technical Backstopper
September 15, 2021

Improving the employability of diplomes.es vocational and university training in Algeria

GIZ - Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Algeria
09/2021 - 11/2021

Description of project:

The overall objective of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) project is to improve the employability of graduates of vocational and university training in selected fields.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and carried out the following activities:

  • Quality control of the content of the energy efficiency and energy management module developed by the project) was made and proposals for revision and enrichment of the content were made and presented and discussed with the national expert in charge of the preparation of this module.
  • The program/ agenda and approach of the training of 7 days (including 2 days in companies) was developed.
  • The training of a maximum of 20 trainers for 7 days in person (5 days in the classroom, 2 days in companies) was prepared and implemented.
  • A didactic manual was finalized. The manual includes in a detailed and expanded way the content of the 5 days of courses and all the comments and observations made at the level of companies.
  • A training evaluation questionnaire is developed, validated by the main technical advisor of the project, and distributed to the trainers, the feedback is analyzed, and a synthesis made and transmitted to the project.
  • The mission report was given to the project.

Employees involved:

  • Detlef Borst: Trainer, Senior Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Expert
  • Vijay Gawade: Backstopper
January 15, 2020

Market Entry into Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency for the Productive Sector

GIZ - Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Ghana
01/2020 - ongoing

Description of project:

The main task of Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) project “Market Entry into Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency for the Productive Sector” in Ghana was to improve the prerequisites for the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions by large private sector electricity consumers and electricity utilities.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and carried out the following activities:

  • Database development/design.
  • Design and implementation of a series of further trainings.
  • Project development and implementation advice.
  • Business strategy development for distribution and generation utilities.

Employees involved:

  • Detlef Borst: Trainer, Senior Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Expert
September 1, 2018

Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Egypt
09/2018-06/2019

Description of project:

The Egyptian government receives support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in establishing a sustainable energy supply based on energy efficiency and renewable energy. This has generated positive effects on climate protection and the environment. As a part of this project, detailed energy audits in 10 different hotels and resorts in Egypt have been considered to promote energy efficiency within the hotel industry.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and carried out the following activities:

  • Conducting 10 detailed energy audits in hotels/resorts in Egypt.
  • Development of 10 detailed energy audit reports including calculation of energy and water savings, investment opportunities, economic analysis via NPV, IRR calculations.
  • Development of energy/water scorecard including benchmarking.
  • Optimization of solar PV plants in hotel/resorts.
  • Evaluation of solar PV fuel saver technology for hotels/results.
  • Development of bankable facility energy efficiency action plans.
  • Presentation of all results in a joint stakeholder workshop.

Employees involved:

  • Detlef Borst; Team Leader, Senior Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Expert.
  • Peer Schuback: Senior Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Expert.
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