www.kanenergi.com Capability Statement of KanEnergi
KanEnergi is a Nordic consulting company specialising in services related to energy, the
environment and sustainable development. Working with government authorities, private
companies and NGOs in developed and developing companies, we strive to support
sustainable and rational development of the society, in particular in relation to generation
and use of energy. Our job in this context is to provide return on investment advice based
on the principle of sustainability. The figure below illustrates how the dynamics of
society provides the driving forces that create new opportunities, opportunities that are
important to make the most of.
Our Capabilities:Our Principle:
Energy & EnvironmentSustainable Solutions
Opportunities access to energy,External requirements economy,to exploit in new and Market structure environment,changed markets welfare,
KanEnergi has developed strong capabilities in all areas of renewable energy and energy
efficiency technology, in innovation and market introduction, in policy and strategy
development in relation to energy and the environment, and economic and environmental
assessment of products, programmes and policies. This resource, together with broad
experience from private industry, research and public administration makes us a strong
centre of expertise, which we reinforce with specialists from our national and
international networks as need arise. KanEnergi has experience from Europe, including
Eastern European countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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KanEnergi is also a partner in the Norwegian Energy Efficiency Group – NEEG – an
organisation heavily involved in energy efficiency projects and capacity building in West
Russia and Eastern Europe. For more information on NEEG, please visit the web-site
What can we contribute?
KanEnergi promotes rational exploitation of energy and increased sustainability of the
society by offering:
? Consulting Services
? Planning and policy analysis in relation to energy and the environment,
? Corporate advice, innovation and business development in relation to new energy
and environmental technologies,
? Market analysis for products and services related to energy and the environment,
? Feasibility studies related to energy, the environment and sustainable
? Procurement support,
? Support to Local Agenda 21 processes.
? Evaluation of programmes and policy,
? Tools for decision making,
? Contract research.
? Programme Management
? Research and development for energy technologies,
? Market introduction of energy efficient products and services.
? Information and Training
? Participation in international information networks,
? Development of courses and course material
KanEnergi has carried out projects in a number of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and
Latin America. In addition we have been working in projects with a regional scope. The
staff has direct experience from the following countries:
? Europe ? Africa
? Norway ? Kenya
? Sweden ? Tanzania
? Denmark ? Mozambique
? Finland ? Zimbabwe
? Spain ? Namibia
? France ? Asia
? Indonesia ? Germany
? Pakistan ? UK
? China ? Central and Eastern Europe
? Latin America
Access to Special Information
Through our involvement in Government programmes for R&D and market introduction,
and through participation in evaluation of project proposals to the EU, KanEnergi has
access to information on new developments on energy technology and innovative
approaches to commercial development of related products and services.
As national partner in the international CADDET and GREENTIE networks, and also
involved in the OPET network activities, KanEnergi has immediate access to a large
volume of information on products and projects relevant for renewable energy, energy
efficiency and mitigation of climate change. In addition we may draw on the first hand
knowledge of our international partners in these networks as regards local conditions and
The involvement in CADDET and GREENTIE has been wide, both in the day-to-day
operations since 1992, and also as Executive Committee member in the period 1992 –
1997. Managing director of KanEnergi Sweden AB was the Chairman of the Executive
Committee in the period 1996-1997, a period in which the merger of CADDET and
GREENTIE into one Implementing Agreement was made.
Our strong network in internationally recognised research environments provides a
further channel for information to complement publicly available data sources.
Summary of Projects – KanEnergi Sweden AB References marked with an asterisk (*) was entirely carried out by staff now employed in
KanEnergi Sweden AB, but prior to their employment there.
GENERAL PROJECTS AND HOME MARKET:
CONSULTING:Co-ordination of inter-ministerial work for new bioenergy programme
The work consisted in writing the new bioenergy programme for the inter-
ministerial group for the Norwegian government. The group consisted of
representatives from Ministries of Environment, Oil & Energy and Agriculture.
The work included contacts with all market actors in the field in Norway.
Development of environmental strategies in municipalities (1998 – 2000)
Environmental programmes and strategies has been developed for the
municipalities of Skara, Götene and Lidköping. The programmes was used for
proposals to the Ministry of Environment’s programme for sustainable local
programmes, resulting in a total subsidy for the three municipalities of
approximately 20 million Euros.
Research programme on energy efficiency in buildings (1998)
Assistance in the starting up procedures of a programme for energy efficiency
research in the building sector was carried out for the Swedish Building
Export programme for energy technologies (1999)
KanEnergi Sweden AB carried out the day-to-day activities in the energy
efficiency and renewable programme at the Norwegian Trade Council during
1998-1999. The work consisted in helping Norwegian companies in export
activities around the world.
Solar energy procurement (1998)
Establishment of purchasers group for national tendering in connection with
Swedish participation in the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, Task
24. The work was financed by the Swedish Building Research Council and the
Swedish National Energy Administration.
Regional Energy Agency evaluation (1999)
Evaluation of the activities and possible continuation of the West Energy
Network for the Association of municipalities in the county of Skaraborg.
Co-ordination of procurement of large scale biomass plant (1999-2000)
Co-ordinator and advisor in the procurement process of a 33 MW biomass
plant for a dairy and district heating system. The plant will be in operation in
Local energy plans (1999 - ongoing)
KanEnergi has assisted several municipalities in developing local energy plans,
including co-ordination with local market actors. Planning procedures
started/finished in the following municipalities: Vara, Götene, Lidköping,
Vänersborg, Vadsö/Tana (Norway). Employees in KanEnergi has also
received national awards for energy plans developed in the municipality of
Trollhättan previous to employment in KanEnergi. The work has been part of
the municipalities’ local agenda 21 work.
Project leader in EU projects (1999 - ongoing)
KanEnergi has been involved as project managers/leaders in several EU-
financed projects in the field of renewables and energy efficiency. These are projects such as:
- Market study on refined biomass
- Energy efficiency benchmarking in municipalities. - Expert software for small-scale biomass heating systems
EU proposal advisory (1998 – )
KanEnergi has been involved in writing and/or advisors for proposals to EU thprogrammes SAVE, Altener and the 5 Framework programme. Customers
has been: ABB/Alstom Power, Nycomb Synergetics, Society for Nature Conservation, State Railroads, KF/Coop organisation in Sweden, and Solar Energy Research Centre. In addition, several municipality projects has been served with advises.
Market assessments (1998, 1999)
For larger companies KanEnergi has made market assessments as part of the
company’s decision process for entering new markets, or as part of general assessment studies. Customers in this field has been Norsk Hydro (Norway), Statoil Marketing (Norway), ESD (UK) and Impax Capital (UK).
STUDIES: Biomass study Sweden - Norway (1996)
A study was carried out together with the Eastern Norway Research Institute to assess the Norwegian governmental programme’s implications on the Swedish-Norwegian trade of biomass and bioenergy. The study was made for the Ministry of Oil and Energy in Norway.
Biomass programme evaluation (1997)
An evaluation of the Norwegian biomass programme’s first phase was carried out for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration during summer 1997. The evaluation included programme objectives, evaluation criteria and procedures.
Regional Energy Balance and Environmental Impact Assessment (1997, 1998) *.
The assessment of a regional energy balance for the industry, transport and residential and service sectors. The environmental impact assessment carried out was based on the energy balance. The environmental impact for different scenarios to 2010 of the energy situation was carried out.
The impact of RES on Employment and Economic Growth (1998) *. Contribution of statistical data and evaluations for the above mentioned European project co-ordinated by Ecotec in Birmingham, UK. The work involved a compilation of a final report for Sweden and Finland. Regional feasibility study for small scale hydro power (1998) *. The assessment of the regional potential for small scale hydro power and feasibility for small scale hydro power sites.
Energy efficiency in farming (1998) *.
A study was carried out together with the Association of Swedish Farmers regarding energy efficiency measures and there feasibility in three different types of farms; serial production, milk production and meat production. Biomass utilisation possibilities in a municipality (1999) *.
A study in the municipality of Örebro was carried out, and it is now used as the background material for future energy planning.
The European Cogeneration study (1999 – ongoing)
KanEnergi Sweden AB participates in the European projects originally named
as above, but now using the name “future COGEN”. KanEnergi act as the Swedish counterpart in the network project with the aim to assess the
cogeneration possibilities in Europe.
The European Renewable Electricity Certificate Trading Project – RECerT
(2000 – ongoing)
The eighteen-month long project is part-funded by the European
Commission's 'fifth framework programme', and is supported by twenty six
major electricity companies, system operators and specialist consultants
drawn from fifteen European countries. The project will disseminate
information about the development of green certificate systems, and will
provide an internet-based trading environment to simulate international trade
in green certificates. KanEnergi Sweden AB is the consulting partner i n
Co-ordination of a 3-year environmental programme (1999 - 2002)
The programme co-ordinates 10 different projects in the municipality of
Götene given grant from the Ministry of Environment. The projects covers
biodiversity, energy and water cleaning actions.
CADDET and later EETIC (1992- ongoing) (*)
Mats Rydehell, managing director of KanEnergi Sweden AB, has been
involved in the CADDET programme since 1992, first as Norwegian
representative in the CADDET Executive Committee and since 1997 as
Swedish National Team co-ordinator. During 1992 – 1997 Mats worked at the
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate and was responsible for
Norwegian activities in the CADDET and GREENTIE activities. He was
Chairman of the Executive Committee in 1996-97, during which period
CADDET and GREENTIE merged into one Implementing Agreement, a
merger Mats as Chair was responsible for. Since 1997 he, as a consultant has
been responsible for the day-to-day operations in the CADDET activities in
Sweden on behalf of the Swedish Building Research Council.
INFORMATION AND TRAINING:
EETIC (1997 - ongoing) Swedish office for the IEA/OECD information networks CADDET
(renewable energy and energy efficiency).
OPET (1998 – ongoing) KanEnergi has developed the programme for the new OPET Sweden activities,
including writing the proposal for the 5th Framework Programme for the
period 2000-2002. In addition, all activities relating to solar energy and
transport was carried out by KanEnergi in the period 1998-1999. From 2000
the main responsibility is bioenergy and renewable energy information
exchange with OPET Associates (China, India, South America, Russia and
EU programme information (1999 – ongoing)
KanEnergi has carried out a number of information seminars for the Swedish
National Energy Administration concerning the European Commission energy thsupport programmes, such as Altener and the 5 Framework Programme.
International Swedish Conference participation (1999 – ongoing)
The work has included organising and participation in conference stands with
the aim of promoting Swedish energy technologies and competence. The
following conferences has been included in this work: Sustain 99 (Amsterdam stMay 1999), 1 International Conference on Biomass (Seville, June 2000) and
Renewable Energy in Europe – Campaign for Take-Off (Toulouse, 2000).
Energy efficiency in food industry (1999)
A course has been developed for the food industry in order for them to be
aware of the energy consequences and to include the relevant measures when
Renewable Energy Best Practice Projects Yearbook (1998)
KanEnergi wrote the Swedish contribution to the Renewable Energy Best
Practice Projects Yearbook edited by the European Commission.
Seminar on Energy and Environment, Expo98 (1998)
Assistance was given to the Norwegian Ministry of Environment in
connection with the Norwegian Seminar on Energy and Environment at the
Expo98 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Information tool for elected members in municipalities (1997-1999)
As part of two projects financed by the EU SAVE and Altener programmes,
information tolls for elected members in municipalities was developed.
Reference municipalities was used for the information collected and the
design of the tool. It resulted in three handbooks and two web-sites.
University seminar “Energy and environment” (1999-2000)
Seminars have been developed and run at the University of Agriculture, Skara
in the field of energy and environment.
PROJECTS ABROAD: AFRICA: Support for international conference in Johannesburg (2000-)
In collaboration with OPET SADC a conference on energy technologies,
especially renewables, is under development with the assistance from
KanEnergi. The conference will be held in spring 2001.
Mission on renewable energy to Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Namibia
The purpose of the mission was to assess the potential for utilisation of new
and renewable sources of energy in African countries. The assignment, which
was carried out by staff from KanEnergi, KanEnergi Sweden AB, the
Technical University of Trondheim and the Agricultural University of Norway,
included 3 weeks in Africa, and it was financed jointly by NORAD and the
Norwegian Research Council.
Dissemination of information on biomass conversion experiences (1999,
This work, financed by the EU-programme THERMIE B, was aimed at
establishing information actions in the FEMOPET network. The role of
KanEnergi was to transfer from Sweden of experience on conversion of old oil
plants to biomass. A seminar was given in Poland (1999) and Czech Republic
Summary of Projects – KanEnergi AS References marked with an asterisk (*) was entirely carried out by staff now employed in
KanEnergi AS, but prior to their employment there.
GENERAL PROJECTS AND HOME MARKET:
CONSULTING:Renewable energy sources in developing countries (1992)*
A description of state-of-the-art of the technologies available for exploitation
of renewable energy sources and their commercial development. The study
was jointly financed by NORAD and the Norwegian Research Council.
Assistance to IFC in connection with a market study for a renewable
energy/energy efficiency fund (1995) *
The work consisted in market research among potential Nordic project
developers in order to assess the near term market for renewable energy and
energy efficient technology in developing countries.
Analysis of social effects of continued pressure in the housing market in
Bærum municipality (2000). Bærum municipality is a suburb of Oslo to the
west. Over years the construction of new houses has been below demand,
resulting in high living costs. The Commercial Association of Bærum asked
for an analysis of what kind of effects this will have over time on industrial
structure, diversity in population, costs for public services etc.
Evaluation of the energy conservation campaign (1996)
Follow-up and preliminary evaluation of the energy conservation campaign
carried out in the autumn of 1996. The work was commissioned bye the
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.
Assistance to UNDP for preparation of a project proposal for Capability
Building for Sustainable Energy (1998)
The work consisted in development of a project proposal aimed at
operationalising sustainable energy development at the national level.
Alternatives for energy supply to Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (1998)
The work consisted in evaluation of different alternatives for reducing the
emissions from the diesel power station at the international research station at
Ny-Ålesund (background measurements for air pollution). Kings Bay Coal
Company commissioned the study.
Alternatives for energy supply at distant points in the power grid (1998 - 99)
Development of a tool for analysing alternative stand-alone solutions for
clients whose present supply from the national grid is disproportionately
expensive. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
sponsored the work.
Norwegian representative in the IEA - programmes (1996-1997):
- Solar Heating and Cooling
- Photovoltaic Power Systems
Administration of the national programme for market introduction of
energy related products and services – BSI (1996 - ongoing)
The programme supports companies needing assistance in overcoming
barriers to market introduction of energy related products and services. The
work consists in evaluation and prioritisation of proposals and follow up on
projects. In many cases the applicants also receive guidance regarding their development needs.
Administration of the national programme for market introduction of
natural gas (1996 - 2000)
The programme aims at introducing natural gas in the Norwegian energy system and to develop a supply industry based on production, distribution and use of natural gas. The work consists in evaluation and prioritisation of proposals and follow up on projects. In many cases the applicants also receive guidance regarding their development needs.
Administration of the national programme for research on and development of new energy technologies (1995 - ongoing)
The work consists in evaluation of proposals, decision to grant support, and follow up on projects.
Secretariat and research for a programme for export of energy efficient technologies (1997 – 98)
The work consisted in provision of secretariat functions and market research for a Norwegian Trade Council programme for export of energy efficient technologies.
STUDIES: Evaluation of the Norwegian Government's Special Grant for Environment and Development (2000).
The Special Grant is the main instrument for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD to stimulate environmental improvemnet in cooperative activities. Annual budget for the Grant is above 300 mill. NOK. The evaluation shall focus on the period 1995 - 2000 and will contribute to the discussion on whether the Special Grant should be continued or not. The evaluation will study the results of individual projects as well as the administrative processes in handling the Grant. The evaluation, commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affaires, is managed by KanEnergi AS and carried out in cooperatin with Overseas development Institute in London and Bioquest HB in Sweden.
Evaluation of the Finnish energy research programme NEMO2 (Advanced Energy Systems and Technology Programme) (1995)
This assignment consisted in evaluation of the impact of the programme and the quality of the funded research activities.
Electric Power and Environmental Impact (1996)*
The study gave a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts associated with electric power generation from hydro, coal, gas and nuclear power respectively. Both quantitative and qualitative aspects were discussed, as well as risk associated with the power cycle.
Assistance in relation to a new R&D programme for reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1996 - 97)
The purpose of the work was to assist the Norwegian Research Council with the establishment of the R&D programme KLIMATEK. Activities included preparation of analyses and background material, development of a preliminary programme plan, and management of the consultative process to establish the programme.
Energy for a sustainable society – secretariat (1997)
Secretariat functions and development of background material and analyses for a work group appointed by the Norwegian Research Council for giving
advice on how to increase the sustainability of the Norwegian energy system.
The work group consisted of representatives from World Watch Norway, The
Water Resources and Energy Directorate, the Consumer’s Ombudsman, a
large power utility, and research organisations. Many of the conclusions were
reflected in a white paper on energy presented to the Norwegian Parliament in
the spring of 1999.
Joint Implementation and Natural Gas. Issues and Opportunities with
Background in the Situation in Poland. (1997). The project describes and
assesses possible interventions for reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions in
Poland by substituting oil or coal by gas in such a way that the interventions
may be structured as Joint Implementation projects. Other opportunities for
project based transfer of GHG emissions quotas are also discussed. The
analysis is based on a study of: 1) technical interventions that lead to
quantifiable reductions in GHG emissions; 2) the market and legal boundary
conditions for implementing actions; and 3) political and institutional issues
that may influence the feasibility of projects.
Joint Implementation for International Emissions Reduction through
Electricity Companies in the European Union and in the Central and
Eastern European Countries (2000-2001)
This project within the EU 5th Framework Programme will unite utilities,
authorities, research institutions and consultants in UK, Austria, the Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland,
Slovenia and Norway in an effort to develop Joint Implementation as a
practical tool for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The work will cover
Industry projects & partnerships, Baseline definition & baseline model
integration, Finance and financing of JI projects, Accreditation,
verification & monitoring (AVM) framework, and Institutional
framework. KanEnergi will lead the work on institutional framework.
INFORMATION AND TRAINING:
EETIC (1997 - ongoing)
Norwegian office for the IEA/OECD information networks CADDET
(renewable energy and energy efficiency) and GREENTIE (greenhouse gas
University Course “Energy, environment and society”. (1994 - 5)
Development and co-ordination of a university course for the Centre for
Development and Environment at the University of Oslo
Quality Assurance and internal control (1994)
Development and carrying out of a course for the National Association of
AFRICA: Support to UNEP's GEF-unit in Nairobi (1992) *
Financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Environment, this assignment
consisted of evaluation of GEF Global Warming projects and advice on
development of the project portfolio. The assignment was carried out in
Nairobi and the duration was 12 weeks.
Mission on renewable energy to Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Namibia