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Reports of MOEJ/GEC JCM Project Planning Study: FY2013

Title of StudyJCM Project Planning Study
10MW-scale solar power plant and rooftop solar power generation system
FYFY 2013
Main Implementing EntityShimizu Corporation
Study PartnersSankou Seiki,
Polytech ADD, Inc.,
National Renewable Energy Centre (NREC), and
National University of Mongolia
Location of Project/ActivityDurgun and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Category of Project/ActivityRenewable energy (Photovoltaic power generation)
Study Report

Note: JCM proposed methodology, and calculation sheet are the result of the study. They have neither been officially approved, nor are guaranteed to be officially approved under the JCM.
Description of Project/ActivityThis project for conducting solar power generation in Mongolia envisions two projects differing in scale. One is the 10MW solar power generation project in Durgun and the other is the solar power generation project on roof tops of ordinary buildings in Ulaanbaatar. Both of these projects are potential model project in this country.
JCM MethodologyEligibility CriteriaCriterion 1: A project that newly introduces solar power generation facilities in Mongolia.
Criterion 2: A project which is Greenfield project, or a project which implemented at a site which has not been equipped with private electric generator and has purchased electricity from a grid prior to the implementation of the project activity. In addition, a project which has not been equipped with private electric generator except the introduced solar power generation after the implementation of the project activity.
Criterion 3: A project that satisfies one of the followings:
Case 1: A system which is constantly interconnected to a grid. Along with power generation facilities, storage batteries are installed as necessary. Power generation facilities are constantly have system interconnection to a grid. When power generation exceeds the power demand of the facilities (Ancillary/management facility and other power consuming facility, The same shall apply hereafter), electricity is sold to a grid or charged to storage batteries. On the one hand, when power generation is below the demand, electricity is purchased from a grid or discharged from a storage batteries.
Case 2: A system which can change the “interconnection to a grid” and “independent operation” by a case. Along with power generation facilities, storage batteries are installed as necessary. Power generation facilities operate independently when power generation facilities and storage batteries are able to provide electricity to the respective facilities; otherwise, the power generation facilities are detached, and the facilities purchase electricity from the grid.
Case 3: A system which is constantly operated independently. Along with power generation facilities, storage batteries are installed as necessary. They always operate independently.
Criterion 4: The solar panels should be the product manufactured at the factory which obtained certification ISO 9001, and the product which passed the performance test IEC 61215 and safety study IEC 61730 of International Electrotechnical Commission.
Default ValuesN/A
Calculation of Reference EmissionsReference scenario is based on continued purchase of grid power and is calculated by multiplying the amount of power generation by grid emission factor. This is because additional emissions reduction has been confirmed through projection of the project's profitability based on anticipated amount of power generation.
Monitoring MethodAmount of electricity generation and
Grid electricity consumption (MWh):
Obtained by recording values on watt hour meters at the beginning and end of the monitoring period.
Monitored point shall be where net electricity generation could be monitored.
Grid emission factor in year y (tCO2/MWh)
Monitored in accordance with the options mentioned in the methodology.
GHG Emission Reductions
  • In the case of Durgun 10 MW solar power plant
      Reference emissions: 14,127(MWh/y) 1.0650(tCO2/MWh) = 15,045.26(tCO2/y)
      Project emissions: 0.234(MWh/y) 1.0650(tCO2/MWh) = 0.25(tCO2/y)
      Estimated value of emissions reductions: 15,045.26(tCO2/y) – 0.25(tCO2/y) = 15,045.01(tCO2/y)
  • In the case of roof top solar power generation, a model case where 3.78kw generation capacity
      Reference emissions: 4.478(MWh/y) 1.1030(tCO2/MWh) = 4.94(tCO2/y)
      Project emissions: zero
      Estimated value of emissions reductions: 4.94(tCO2/y) – 0(tCO2/y) = 4.94(tCO2/y)
Environmental ImpactsWe believe that this project will have hardly any negative impact on the environment, partly owing to the fact that it is a solar power generation project.
Project and its Financial PlanAs for cost of initial investment, our intention is to raise the half of the amount through subsidy from the Japanese government and the other half through subsidy from the Mongolian government. Investment from Japanese and Mongolian companies will also be considered.
Promotion of Japanese TechnologiesThis project takes into consideration the use of products from Sanko Solar Mongolia. According to our survey, solar panel manufactured by Sanko Solar Mongolia was superior in terms of price and performance. It seems that introduction of this company's technology has full potential for serving as Japan's contribution.
Sustainable Development in Host CountryIn the renewable energy program which was drafted as a part of sustainable energy strategy, a target value of increasing the percentage of renewable energy to 20 to 25% by 2020 has been set. This project will assist the attainment of this target and is believed to contribute to sustainable development of Mongolia.

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