Year: 2020

Enabling Environment for Sustainable Energy in Georgia

Posted on: June 4, 2020

We are proud to announce that Danish Energy Management has been shortlisted for the Danida Technical Assistance to support Georgia’s energy sector reform (~ 15 Million DKK). The project is expected to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased investment in the green energy transition in Georgia. The Project will achieve these outcomes by:

  • supporting increased capacity of energy authorities,
  • introducing tools for long-term energy system planning,
  • modelling and better forecasting and integration of wind energy,
  • drafting secondary legislations on appliances and eco-design,
  • sharing Denmark’s experiences in energy savings obligations schemes, and finally
  • strengthening the enabling environment for implementation of Georgia’s green energy transition and related investments.

EU-Webinar: Municipal Finance in the EaP countries – Discussion on recommendations for the way ahead

Posted on: June 4, 2020

Our Vice President Morten Søndergaard is participating in a webinar on behalf of the EU, discussing the way ahead for Municipal Finance in the EaP countries  to support sustainable local development.

The speakers are:

Michael Rupp, Team Leader Connectivity, DG NEAR C.2
Helene Ryding, Team leader 1, Danish Energy Management
Morten Søndergaard, Team leader, Danish Energy Management
Rafal Stanek, Key Expert, Linpico

Project in Nigeria

Posted on: February 24, 2020

Karsten recently visited Nigeria where DEM leads the GIZ supported project on State Adoption and Implementation of the Nigerian Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) including energy audit of public buildings.

Under this project, Nigerian National Experts have been trained in carrying out energy audits and examination of their skills and knowledge have been conducted.

As part of the capacity building from 3rd – 14th Feb the National Professional Energy Auditors (PEAs) tested their skills in carrying out practical energy audits in three buildings belonging to the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) in Nigeria.
Based on the collected information of these three buildings’ energy performance, the PEAs will prepare energy audit reports and identify energy saving measures for the Bank’s consideration.

At the end of the two weeks energy audits, the proud PEAs received their certificate for having passed the PEA test.

I was so amazed to observe the dedication of this team and how each of the members supported and collaborated so well
with each other. The final outcome of this activity is hopefully that the bank will invest in the measures identified by the team
and that at least 15 % saving will be achieved,” Karsten tells.

Assignment for the European Investment Bank

Posted on: January 16, 2020

DEM will be embarking on a new project for the European Investment Bank (EIB) where we will be providing technical assistance to the Bank. The project will support the Bank’s efforts to step up its contribution to Europe’s security under a new major initiative – European Security Initiative (ESI).

The Bank is required to demonstrate EUR 2 billion per year of security related investments over the next three years (2018 – 2020) in key sectors such as energy, transport, water supply, health, financial institutions and markets infrastructure.
The security related investments will cover various areas, including:

  • increased resilience and protection of critical infrastructure and essential services
  • protection of public spaces and increasing security of citizens at local level
  • support for Member States national authorities to face new technological challenges (such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI)
  • upgrading cyber and IT forensics capacity for both private and public actors
  • facilitation of exchange of best practices among security actors
  • investment to increase security of access at borders and infrastructure to support cross border cooperation among competent authorities (police, judicial, customs).

As part of its assistance to EIB, we will:

  • Propose an approach for identifying cybersecurity related investments for each project type in different sectors
  • Prepare a report showing cybersecurity related components of investment projects and their costs
  • Define the most suitable metrics, and default values of cybersecurity related investments for each project type in different sectors
  • Prepare a comprehensive report based on findings and conclusions

Based on the outputs of the Assignments, the Bank will prepare a Guidance Note for Security Investments (‘Guidance Note’), which will serve as a tool for project promoters to assess which projects and which components of them will contribute to improve security at very early stages of project development.

In this way, the Assignment is expected to allow project promoters to prioritize investments in terms of their contributions to improving security on a systematic basis.

The project was kicked-off in the beginning of February in Luxembourg and the implementation will be over 5 months.