ESCO Moldova - Transforming the market for Urban Energy Efficiency in Moldova by introducing Energy Service Companies

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Moldova
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
11/2018
Completion Date:
11/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
22,000

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Title ESCO Moldova - Transforming the market for Urban Energy Efficiency in Moldova by introducing Energy Service Companies
Atlas Project Number: 00079687
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Moldova
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2018
Planned End Date: 11/2018
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Energy
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.4.1 Solutions scaled up for sustainable management of natural resources, including sustainable commodities and green and inclusive value chains
  • 2. Output 1.5.1 Solutions adopted to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy
  • 3. Output 2.3.1 Data and risk-informed development policies, plans, systems and financing incorporate integrated and gender-responsive solutions to reduce disaster risks, enable climate change adaptation and mitigation, and prevent risk of conflict
SDG Goal
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG Target
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 22,000
Source of Funding: Project (donor) funds / GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 18,720
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Paata Janelidze Team Leader
Veaceslav Vladicescu Team Member
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: ESCO Moldova - Transforming the market for Urban Energy Efficiency in Moldova by introducing Energy Service Companies
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5157
PIMS Number: 5135
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Economy of Republic of Moldova
Countries: MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDO CO to systematize and keep relevant materials related to the Green Urban Development Plan, developed by the ESCO Moldova project.

2

In the future, when the competitive market of the energy service providing companies will be created, the EE retrofits under the EPC likely will become the main modality (such trend is observed e.g. in Ukraine). Therefore, continuation of awareness raising campaign by the UNDP is recommended.

1. Recommendation:

UNDO CO to systematize and keep relevant materials related to the Green Urban Development Plan, developed by the ESCO Moldova project.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Recommendation is well noted and agreed. The materials related to GUDP, are systemized in electronic files and available to:

  • projects implemented by UNDP CO in the area of  energy and environment infrastructure, as well as local development ( e.g. Green Cities)  
  • Municipality of Chisinau, Balti and other Local Public Authorities
  • interested donor institutions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 UNDP/GEF Green Cities project will apply the Practice Guide to Green Urban Development Planning while developing the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2020/02/07]
UNDP CO, Environment, Energy and Climate Change Cluster 2020/12 Initiated The elaboration of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for Chisinau started in 11/2018 and is on-going. The UNDP experts supporting the municipality with the development of the SUMP used the Practice Guide as reference and integrated its parts in the draft SUMP. History
1.2. UNDP CO will inform interested partner institutions in the energy sector and relevant people in Chisinau City Hall, including current Mayor, on (i) Practice Guide to Green Urban Development Planning and (ii) Public Green Procurement Guideline and advocate for their application
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2020/02/07]
UNDP CO, Environment, Energy and Climate Change Cluster 2019/12 Completed The Green City Action Plan designed by EBRD and the National Program of investments in energy efficiency drafted by EIB have considered the Guides designed by the ESCO project. Moreover, UNDP has shared this documents with the new Chisinau Mayor (elected in November 2019) and new staff in the City Hall, to be considered as basis for developing the Sustainable development concept of the Chisinau Municipality. History
2. Recommendation:

In the future, when the competitive market of the energy service providing companies will be created, the EE retrofits under the EPC likely will become the main modality (such trend is observed e.g. in Ukraine). Therefore, continuation of awareness raising campaign by the UNDP is recommended.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

The recommendation is well noted and agreed. ESCO Moldova project had a catalytical role for setting the foundations and better prepare the energy market for EPC and ESCO and will continue to promote the awareness on new financial mechanisms in energy efficiency

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. ESCO project final report with lessons learned, as well as main findings of Terminal Evaluation report will be shared through UNDP coporate, individual country office and other web sites
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/03/22]
UNDP CO, Environment, Energy and Climate Change Cluster 2019/03 Completed Final Report of the ESCO Project was made publicly on UNDP corporate and CO web-sites ( please see the links: https://erc.undp.org/evaluation/evaluations/detail/9655 and http://www.md.undp.org/content/dam/moldova/docs/ESCO%20Final%20Report%20with%20lessons%20learned_%2017.12.2018_.pdf ). Additionally the lessons learned on ESCO model implementation and its further potential at national level has been discussed with various donors and IFIs in Moldova (WB, EIB, NEFCO). History
2.2 Further networking with interested partner institutions on EPC and ESCO mechanism will be explored
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2020/02/07]
UNDP CO, Environment, Energy and Climate Change Cluster 2020/12 Initiated The application of ESCO mechanism in residential sector is being now promoted with the Chisinau Municipality. This is conditioned however by the existence of the financial mechanism for repayment of energy efficiency investments in residential sector, which is being identified by UNDP. A study shall be commissioned in mid-2020 in this sense. If an optimal financial repayment mechanism is identified for Moldova, it will be tested and scaled up at national level. Such an agreement exists with EIB. History

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