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Polish Copper Promotion Center (PCPM SA) - Project Co-ordinator
       
PCPC - Polish Copper Promotion Centre Polish Copper Promotion Centre was formed in June 1995.
It was set up by some major Polish copper producers and fabricators.

The main objectives of the Centre are to promote industry and consumer awareness of copper's applications in general, and more specifically in the areas of plumbing, roofing, wire and cable and energy efficiency. Polish Copper Promotion Centre is a Joint Stock company acting on the basis of Commercial Code regulations and provisions of the present articles. Actually it performs like privet owned non profit organizations. It is a member of the network of European Copper Promotion lead by European Copper Institute in Brussels.

The Company is active in the field of developing and expanding the applications of copper and its alloys, creating and strengthening cooperation of different market actors to increase the market expansion of copper products, enriching the product ranges and increasing demand for products containing copper and its alloys through:
• market research and questionnaire surveys
• advertising and communication campaigns
• research and development in the field of copper applications
• dissemination activities; publishing reports, books, brochures, leaflets, newspapers, journals and periodicals also electronically
• market data analysis and processing
• activities related to the organization of exhibitions, trade fairs
• supporting local researchers and firms in application of innovations having positive impact on the use of copper
• vocational trainings, teaching teachers
• organizing seminars, symposia and scientific conferences

In the field of Energy PCPC has been involved in many initiatives and projects executed by European Copper Institute as Market Development Projects. Their focal point is rational use of energy. PCPC has lead also local efficient transformer and motor programs. PCPC has established good connections, knowledge and experience in collaborating with public administration, research institutes, technical universities, technical experts and governmental agencies in Poland. PCPC has been working on the development of new energy efficient motors standard in co-operation with Polish Standardisation Committee. PCPC is a member of the Polish Energy Efficient Motor Programme Steering Committee. PEMP is dedicated to transforming market by promotion of highly efficient circulation pump’s drivers for heat distribution systems.

PEMP will create new economic opportunities and will contribute to fulfill Poland’s international commitments regarding the reduction of greenhouse gases. Several years of co-operation with FEWE /Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency/ brought EFEMotor software (three versions) prepared as a tool for appraisal of economic effectiveness of replacing used electric motor with new energy efficient one.

http://www.miedz.org.pl
 
Engineering Consulting and Design (ECD), Italy
ECD is a dynamic company capable of providing consultancy and designing expertise in the engineering field. ECD activity started in 1993 as an academic spin off involved in a wide project financed by Italian National Research Council (CNR) in co-operation with the University of Pavia.
ECD has participated and is participating in a large number of R&D projects, together with different industrial national and international partners, such as Pirelli, Dupont USA, Tesar, ABB, AEM Milan, ENEL, CESI, Cadafe Venezuela. ECD has participated in the Leonardo da Vinci 2 project promoted by the European Commission with two projects on Power Quality (SASQUACTCH-NET and SASQUACTCH-PILOT) now named LPQI (www.lpqi.org). With specific reference to energy efficiency ECD has skills and experience in carrying out feasibility studies, energy audits. ECD has also a solid experience in technical communication field (over 200 press articles, 40 scientific articles, more than 1000 h of technical training).

ECD peculiar characteristic is the use of highly skilled consultants, keeping its own essential structure, with the purpose of combining flexibility and quality in order to meet our customer’s needs promptly. ECD employs now approx. 10 people and his performance growth during last three years has been about 100% per year.

http://www.ecd.it
 
Centre for Promotion of Clean and Efficient Energy in Romania (ENERO), Romania
ECD is a dynamic company capable of providing consultancy and designing expertise in the engineering field. ECD activity started in 1993 as an academic spin off involved in a wide project financed by Italian National Research Council (CNR) in co-operation with the University of Pavia.
ECD has participated and is participating in a large number of R&D projects, together with different industrial national and international partners, such as Pirelli, Dupont USA, Tesar, ABB, AEM Milan, ENEL, CESI, Cadafe Venezuela.

ECD has participated in the Leonardo da Vinci 2 project promoted by the European Commission with two projects on Power Quality (SASQUACTCH-NET and SASQUACTCH-PILOT) now named LPQI (www.lpqi.org). With specific reference to energy efficiency ECD has skills and experience in carrying out feasibility studies, energy audits. ECD has also a solid experience in technical communication field (over 200 press articles, 40 scientific articles, more than 1000 h of technical training).

ECD peculiar characteristic is the use of highly skilled consultants, keeping its own essential structure, with the purpose of combining flexibility and quality in order to meet our customer’s needs promptly. ECD employs now approx. 10 people and his performance growth during last three years has been about 100% per year.

Besides the core team – widely experienced in the management of international/national projects and consulting activities - ENERO brings together the best Romanian experts in the energy field, also covering operational, market and regulatory aspects of energy. During 2000-2002, ENERO was member of the OPET Network - managed by the European Commission, Directorate General Energy and Transport (DG TREN), covering energy efficiency and renewable fields at national level.

The ENERO objectives are focused on:
• developing the efficient and clean use of energy, renewable energy sources and supporting new and innovative energy technologies
• promoting the European policies in the energy field
• providing a focal point for local collaboration with European and international organisations
• disseminating the results of successful energy projects ENERO is one of the main Romanian NGOs involved in the promotion of the European Acquis in energy.

A permanent key priority is the analysis and the dissemination of the EC Directives/policies in this field, in order to increase the awareness of the Romanian decisional bodies and market actors. ENERO closely collaborates and develops joint activities with specific governmental bodies – Romanian Electricity and Heat Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation (ARCE) and with other organisations and market actors involved in the energy and environment field, as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and Bucharest. Part of the research activities is supported by the Ministry of Education and Research.

ENERO is often organising various events - workshops, seminars and conferences, training and information events in the rational use of energy field.

http://www.enero.ro
 
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), University of Coibra, Portugal
ISR-UC ISR-UC is a research and technology transfer institute, associated with the university. The Department of Energy and Environment of ISR-UC promotes the penetration of advanced energy-efficient technologies and renewable energies through innovative projects, demonstration, education, training, dissemination, energy monitoring, energy audits, and design of energy policies, with collaboration with the industry, local and regional authorities, building operators, and gas and electricity utilities.
ISR-UC has substantial experience in participation in international projects, particularly in the motors and drives area, and has participated in several projects sponsored by the European Commission – DG XII and DG XVII, dealing with energy-efficiency, DSM and Integrated Resource Planning. ISR-UC has maintained a strong collaboration with the
national utility - Electricidade de Portugal ISR-UC has co-ordinated the Motors Study Group activities related to the project “Actions to promote energy efficient electric motors”.

ISR-UC coordinated the SAVE II project “Improving the Penetration of Energy Efficient Motors and Drives”, which aim is the field characterisation of motors electricity use and design of cost-effective DSM actions, and the identification of appropriate measures on the basis of a detailed analysis of motor applications in different sectors. ISR-UC was also involved in the Thermie B project “Field test with variable speed drives: sectorial dissemination strategy with utilities to prepare Demand Side Management” which objective was the demonstration of the economically viable field application of VSDs in a significant number of different applications (16 applications in a variety of sectors). ISR-UC also coordinated the SAVE projects “Barriers Against Energy-Efficient Motor Repair”, which identified strategies to improve the efficiency of motor repair. ISR-UC has coordinated the SAVE study “Variable Speed Drives”, dealing with the promotion of that type of equipment in a wide variety of applications.

ISR-UC has carried out a large number of training seminars and workshops to promote energy-efficient technologies, namely in the area of electricity end-use efficiency. ISR-UC has carried out a large number of projects concerning Rational Use of Energy for industry and tertiary sector and has broad experience in the energy field, being the most qualified institution in Portugal in the area of efficient electricity use and DSM. ISR-UC has experience in the preparation of brochures and leaflets concerning the efficient use of energy and renewable energies. ISR-UC has organized the international SAVE Conference “Energy Efficiency Improvements in Electric Motors and Drives”, Lisbon, 29-31 October 1996, attended by 180 participants from 32 countries, and was the co-organizer of the 2nd International Conference “Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems”, London, 20-22
September 1999.

http://welcome.isr.ist.utl.pt/home
 
ESD Bulgaria Ltd, Bulgaria
ESD Energy for Sustainable Development – Bulgaria Ltd. (ESD –Bulgaria Ltd.) is a 100% private company, registered in March 1998 under Trade Law of the Republic of Bulgaria. The company’s capital is 80% British and 20% Bulgarian.
ESD-Bulgaria Ltd. Operates as a consulting company mainly in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and CHP, with activities also for carbon trading projects. Its major objective is to make sustainable energy possible and to promote such applications in Bulgaria.

The Company provides technical assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy investment projects for a number of municipalities and other local authorities in Bulgaria. The quality of the services is based on 20 – 30 years of experience of some older staff members in Bulgarian energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, combined with the new ideas of younger colleagues. ESDB staff members have experience in all energy efficiency related issues, focused on electrical equipment, thermal equipment and technology improvements.

An important area of the company’s activities is local sustainable energy planning (LSEP). This is an innovative concept, based on municipal decentralized planning, for organizing of municipal stakeholders to contribute for identifying and implementation of local sustainable energy applications and improvements (including energy efficiency measures implementation). Since the year 2000, ESD Bulgaria has performed 3 subsequent LSEP projects, involving training of hundreds of experts, elaboration of local sustainable energy plans in 7 Bulgarian municipalities, selection and evaluation of 73 sustainable energy investment projects. Most of the above projects included measures for energy efficiency in public buildings and the company’s activities consisted in:
• Identifying of energy efficiency measures in buildings, industry, transport and agriculture;
• Feasibility studies for energy efficiency applications;
• Elaboration of tender documents and organizing of tender procedures for project implementation;
• Monitoring of the implementation of energy efficiency projects.

ESD Bulgaria carries out also the initiation and implementation of projects, funded by international financial institutions. A new area of the company’s activities is the development of Joint Implementation projects for emission trading under the Kyoto Protocol. This includes project identification, elaboration of baseline studies and monitoring plans and negotiation of emission reduction purchase agreements. In co-operation with CAMCO International, ESD Bulgaria participated in the development of the first Joint Implementation project in Bulgaria concerning the installation of a biomass boiler in Sviloza AD. The carbon purchaser for this project is the Prototype Carbon Fund of the World Bank. The project involves the decrease of both CO2 and CH4 emissions.

ESD Bulgaria provides to its clients a wide range of services, including:
• Market analyses for energy efficiency, CHP and renewable energy technologies;
• Technical, economic and environmental analyses of energy technology and equipment;
• Identification, feasibility studies and assessment of investment projects;
• Energy audits, design and installation of cost effective energy systems;
• Long-term energy and environmental planning;
• Local sustainable energy planning;
• Assistance to local, regional and national organizations and companies, working in the field of energy efficiency, CHP and renewable energy resources;
• Designing of energy equipment and installations;
• Organization of training courses, national and international seminars and workshops.

Since 1998, ESD Bulgaria has been the main contractor or has participated in 27 projects, 19 of them being international ones, funded by the PHARE, ALTENER, SAVE, the Fifth Framework Programme and the British Department for International Development (DFID). Detailed information about completed and ongoing projects is available on the web site: www.esdb.bg ESD-Bulgaria Ltd. works in close co-operation with experts from ESD Ltd. (UK), as well as with other European and Bulgarian central and local governmental and non-governmental organizations and companies.

http://www.esdb.bg
 
Black Sea Regional Energy Centre (BSREC), Bulgaria
Black Sea Regional Energy Centre (BSREC) Since its establishment in 1995, the BSREC has been working on projects in various sectors of the energy field in the Black Sea region.

The Centre co-operates closely with all the BS countries in order to be well informed about the national trends and developments in the energy field. Apart from its international activities, the BSREC devotes significant efforts to Bulgarian energy issues and in this role the Centre is acting as a Bulgarian energy society.
The BSREC carries out activities in the following areas:
• Energy efficiency and rational use of energy (RUE);
• Security of energy supply and promotion of utilization of renewable energy sources (RES);
• Energy market reform;
• Networking, exchange of experience and dissemination of information ;
• Harmonisation of countries’ energy legislation with the EU legislation.

One of the main components of the BSREC’s activities is devoted to energy efficiency and rational use of energy in industry and buildings. The Centre has gained valuable experience in this direction, having successfully carried out a number of related projects. The main topics covered are: energy management in industry, energy performance of buildings; introduction of new energy efficient technologies, raising the awareness towards energy efficiency measures; and organisation of training courses and seminars in the field.

Considerable experience and expertise have been gained in performing energy audits in the industry and building sector, assessing the EE potential, in working with municipalities and SMEs, in dissemination of EU best practices. Modern effective software is used for conducting the energy audits. The Centre has been working together with experts from the World Bank and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) to identify and substantiate projects for rational use of energy in Bulgaria in industry and buildings sectors.

The Centre has established good connections, knowledge and experience in collaborating with public administration, research institutes, universities and enterprises in Bulgaria. A long-term successful collaboration has been established between the BSREC and the Technical Universities in Sofia and Varna on different aspects, related to research and practical implementation of Energy Efficiency in industry and buildings.

At the legislative level the Centre has been working on the development of Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan of Bulgaria. The Centre contributed considerably to the development of the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Law as well.

http://www.bsrec.bg
 
Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA), Bulgaria
EEA The Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA) is an executive Agency (governmental institution) to the Minister of Energy and Energy Resources, according to the enforced in March 2004 Energy Efficiency Law (EEL).
The EEA is a successor of the PIU established in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources for implementation of projects on the programme “PHARE” of the EU, related to the efficient use of energy, of the National Energy Efficiency Agency at the Council of Ministers (1997) and of the State Energy Efficiency Agency established in 1999. The basic EEA activities cover the implementation of broad spectrum of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy sources (RES) programmes, projects and measures in all public sectors, in every aspect of life.

The Agency develops and implements the EE and RES programmes and projects, creates and supports the respective national informational data base, renders institutional and expert assistance and support to ministers and heads of administrations and governments at central and local level, as well as to all institutions and organizations (NGOs inclusive) regarding the efficient and renewable energy usage and the environment conservation. According to the EEL, the EEA has important responsibilities on training and information for separate experts and target groups, as well as for the large public on different energy effective and renewable technologies, energy audits and investigations and EE and RES international programmes and projects.

The EEA is legally authorized to carry out activities in relation to different stages of designing, preparation, consultancy, implementation and dissemination of the best practices on all abovementioned tasks and activities. The EEA has a permanent staff of 51 persons.

http://www.seea.government.bg
 
Systemexpert Consulting Ltd., Hungary
Systemexpert Consulting Ltd (SEC) was founded in March, 1994. SEC is a non-profit private firm. The staff of the SEC consists of experts, who used to work for the Department of Systems Analysis and Geomathematics of the earlier Hungarian Central Mining Development Institute. After the privatization of this research and development institute, SEC continued the activity of this department with the same staff. The staff consists of engineers, environmental experts, , geologists, economists, mathematicians and program makers.
All these experts have much experience in energy and environmental modeling and geomathematics, in particular in geostatistical modeling. Experts of the SEC also take part in education: some of them are lecturers in different universities, e.g., Budapest University of Economics, Eötvös University Budapest, Szent Istvan University. SEC is one of the member companies of the Hungarian Electrotechnical Association.

Relevant experience of Systemexpert is as follows:
Climate change and Kyoto Systemexpert is one of the leading domestic agencies in Hungary dealing with several methodological and practical considerations of the Kyoto Protocol. As a background institute for the Ministry of Environment, took a vital role in developing the National Communications (1-3) of Hungary, and developing baselines for the energy sector. As the Hungarian partner of the JOINT EU 5th Framework project, took a leading role in organizing workshops and increasing domestic understanding of the flexible mechanims of JI. As a followup to the issues raised Systemexpert took part in the BASE EU 5th Framework Project.

Renewables and sustainable development Systemexpert as a country coordinator of the US Country Studies was the first in Hungary to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the potential domestic energy sources. Several publications were made by the experts in this field. With the introduction of flexible mechanisms, several renewable pilot projects typical to Hungary were outlined, including landfill waste biogas utilisation, wind power utilisation and small household PV generation in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment.

Modelling of the power generation in Hungary SEC is in continuous cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection of the Hungarian Power Companies. This cooperation began in 1992 between the Central Mining Development Institute and the Companies, and it was continued when SEC became independent as a result of the privatization of the institute. There have been several models developed by them, in particular mixed integer and multiobjective models, a dynamic system model, etc. The analyses were made primarily on behalf of the earlier Ministry for Industry. In the past couple of years also well-known models were adapted, adjusted and applied to the Hungarian energy sector by the SEC. One of these models is the EFOM_ENV (Energy Flow Optimization Model - Environment).

In the framework of the ongoing project between the SEC and the Companies, the experts of the SEC use the EFOM_ENV to determine which environmental measures would be necessary to satisfy an increasing demand on electricity and heat and to keep emission limits in accordance with the valid international agreements and conventions. Emission limits for CO2, SO2, NOx, and particulates are taken into account. Also the production of waste and flying ash is examined. In 1994-1995, this activity was organized in the framework of the EURIO project controlled by the European Community, Directorate General XII. The input data system of the model is being continuously updated and rerun by the experts of the SEC.

http://home.hu.inter.net/~sysexp
 
Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE), Poland
FEWE Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE) is a private, non-for-profit , non government organization established in 1990. FEWE mission is to promote economic development and protection of the natural environment through promotion of energy efficiency. FEWE activity concentrates on:
• Studies of aspects of the global economy that influence the situation in Poland.
• Studies and analyses to support energy efficiency and environmental protection nationally, regionally and on a local scale.
• Support for initiative, including joint ventures with foreign companies as well as transfer of energy efficient materials, technologies and know-how.
• Training, consulting and the implementation of demonstration and pilot projects.
• Public education.

FEWE activity encompasses fuel and energy consumers (industry, trade and services, municipalities, households) as well as fuel and energy suppliers (electrical power engineering, gas engineering, heat engineering). FEWE actively participates in the changes taking place in Poland and Eastern Europe. Foundation is registered in Central Consultancy Register - PHARE, under the number POL-21697.

http://www.fewe.pl
 
SEVEn - The Energy Efficiency Center, Czech Republic
SEVEn´s mission is to protect environment and support economic development by encouraging the more efficient use of energy. The Board of Directors, Supervisory Board and Advisory Board control how SEVEn fulfills its mission. The members of these boards are internationally acknowledged domestic and foreign figures in the area of energy and the environment and they all have experience from state administration, universities and the private sector. Jaroslav Marousek has been the Executive Director of the company since 1990.

Activities of SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Centre was established in 1990 as a not-profit consultancy company. The consultancy company SEVEn concentrates on advisory services for business development and economically efficient energy use. Through its work it tries to overcome barriers, which prevent the adequate use of economically effective energy savings in everyday life, household situations, industry, commercial and public spheres. SEVEn, o.p.s. holds a certificate ISO 9001. The management system has been constantly improving and of a higher quality according to the agreed Management quality.

http://www.svn.cz/
 
Austrian Energy Agency
The Austrian Energy Agency was established in 1977 as a non-profit organisation. The Austrian Energy Agency is the Austrian energy research and policy institution in which the federal and the provincial administration ("Bund" and "Länder" respectively) and some fifty important institutions and corporations from a variety of economic sectors cooperate.

The board of directors ("Präsidium") comprises the federal minister charged with environmental affairs, the federal minister charged with energy affairs and the chairman of the provincial governors. The Austrian Energy Agency is the Austrian Member of the European Energy Network EnR.

Mission
The Austrian Energy Agency is the principal partner of the federal government in its effort to attain its energy policy objectives, which aim mainly at an macro-economically efficient production and a rational use of energy, at a stimulation of renewable energy sources and of innovative technologies. The Austrian Energy Agency acts, for all of its members, as a clearing house and a coordination platform for all associated national and international activities. The overall mandate of the Austrian Energy Agency is to make "energy savings" an energy source which can successfully compete with conventional sources of energy, and to advocate boundary conditions under which market forces can act in favour of renewables and improved energy efficiency.

Programmes
The Austrian Energy Agency assists federal and provincial governmental administrations in defining energy, technology and research policies. The Austrian Energy Agency analyses energy problems of technical, structural and behavioural nature, presents recommendations for actions, offers information to decision makers, and addresses the appropriate public audience. The Austrian Energy Agency develops long term strategies for sustainable development. This includes the analysis of Austria's present and future interactions with the European Community as well as with Central and East European countries. The Austrian Energy Agency evaluates the result of prototype experiences and promotes the diffusion of information regarding new developments. The Austrian Energy Agency cooperates to enhance the efficiency of existing institutions and organisations with similar programmes and missions. The Austrian Energy Agency offers information on the experience gained in the field of energy efficiency - on the level of technology, organisation, policy, information, consulting and evaluation - both in the national and the international context. The Austrian Energy Agency gives scientific support to the process of market diffusion of energy efficient technologies and provides a forum for the in-depth analyses of controversial topics. The Austrian Energy Agency describes its activities in quaterly reports, publishes study reports, and offers customers information.

http://www.eva.ac.at
 
ADEME, France

The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) is a state-funded public industrial and commercial establishment whose activity is supervised by the French government ministries in charge of research, environment and energy. ADEME came into existence on January 1992, under legislation adopted 19 December 1990 and a government decree dated 28 July 1991.

The agency’s mandates cover :
• promotion of renewable energy sources
• promotion of clean and efficient energy technologies
• waste minimisation, disposal, recovery and processing for economic value, prevention of soil pollution
• prevention and reduction of air pollution and noise pollution

To implement its actions ADEME is mandated to pursue the following activities, among others :
• orienting and piloting technological research, training and continuing education programmes
• developing, demonstrating and disseminating technologies, informing public and private bodies
• participation in the elaboration of international co-operation agreements and handling of international co-operation funds.

Close to 20 % of ADEME’s programme credits are devoted to research and development (R&D). The agency’s organisation, comprising central departments and regional delegations, demonstrates its willingness to work as closely as possible with the various actors involved and to enhance their awareness.

www.ademe.fr
 
 
 
 
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