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Transforming the market for efficient lighting
Commissioning Unit: Russian Federation
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2017
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2013
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Russian Federation
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: No actual work on developing testing procedures has started, with the result that there are no ?Internationally accepted procedures (that) are applied (to) Russia?, as per the mid-term target (MTT).
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

We agree that by the time of mid-term evaluation there was no ?Internationally accepted procedures that are applied to Russia? as per MTT. However, we don?t agree with the statement that ?no actual work on developing testing procedures has started?. Negotiations with UNEP/GEF global initiative on efficient lighting were initiated in January 2012 and resulted in signing a cooperation agreement with Global Efficient Lighting Centre (China), a partner of the UNEP lighting initiative. The agreement is aimed to establish cooperation between GELC and leading Russian test laboratories as regards round robin tests and implementation of international test procedures. The project will be working on this issue as described below in the ?key actions? section.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project will finalize round-robin tests in cooperation with Global Efficient Lighting Centre (China). The results of tests and cooperation will lead to the application of internationally accepted procedures in Russia.
[Added: 2013/06/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Project team Project partners (leading national testing laboratories) UNEP en.lighten initiative and GELC 2014/10 Completed Round robin-tests between Russian laboratories and Global Efficient Lighting Centre (China) successfully completed. These were based on international test procedures described in Solid State Lighting Index: Interlaboratory Comparison Generic Protocol and in ISO 13528-2005. Project’s international expert (Steve Cohen) provided consultations for Russian lab specialists and made expert assessment of round-robin tests results. A seminar organized with participation of leading national test laboratories and GELC regarding harmonization of test procedures and improvement of measurement accuracy. Another round of round-robin tests with GELC is planned for 2015 to improve test procedures for other lamp types. Development of test procedures begun based on internationally recognized test methodologies for LEDs TM21/LM 80. Translations of a number of international regulatory documents (European directives) completed. History
2. Recommendation: The modernisation plan for an accredited national metrology laboratory, an MTT, has still not been formulated. On the basis of her report the Expert on Test Laboratories needs to make a recommendation on which of the national laboratories, in her opinion, would be the best candidate for modernisation. This recommendation would be accompanied by a list of additional state-of-the?art equipment that would be required, including their procurement costs, the costs of works associated with their installation/testing/commissioning and a time-frame for modernisation to be completed. This would constitute a modernisation plan that would be submitted to the Project Steering Committee (PSC) for a decision. Some funds for initiating modernisation have been allocated in the project budget.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is appreciated and will be implemented as described below in the ?key actions? section. However, it is important to mention that in 2012 the Government came up with a decision to improve state enforcement in the field of energy efficiency, which resulted in adoption of a national plan of actions. This plan contains a number of activities related to test laboratories and improvement of monitoring, verification and enforcement practices. The project team prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Energy a number of suggestions to this plan. There was no modernisation plan for national laboratories at the project level by the time of MTE because the project considered it more rational to focus on suggestions to the national plan of actions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will engage an international expert to contribute to the development and establishment of monitoring, verification and enforcement system in Russia. Modernisation of national laboratories will be a part of this system. Meanwhile, one/several test laboratories to be modernized using project funds will be selected based on recommendations of Expert on Test Laboratories, international expert and PSC.
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Project team International expert 2014/12 Completed With participation of international expert a concept (plan) prepared on the development of a network of test laboratories covering both federal and regional levels. A list of necessary equipment for national and regional laboratories developed, including recommendations on measurement accuracy and a list of leading test equipment producers. The concept (plan) was submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Trade and presented to the Government Office in December 2013 as part of the report on improvement of a network of test laboratories for lighting products. At present modernization of a test laboratory of federal level started with government financing in Saransk, Mordovia. Next year the project plans to provide financial assistance to a test laboratory of regional level. At the moment selection of candidate laboratories takes place in partnership with Rosstandard History
3. Recommendation: Implementation of energy efficient lighting in Moscow residential and public buildings is way behind schedule. The MTT called for ?Lighting system of 3 schools/hospitals (to be) fully upgraded?, but no physical work has even started on any upgrading. There should be a renewed focus on this activity to ensure that end-of-project targets of having the ?Lighting systems of 40 schools/hospitals fully upgraded? will be met. It would also be prudent for project management to start thinking of alternatives to piloting in Moscow City, just in case difficulties arise in the future. This issue is proposed to be discussed at the next PSC meeting. In the interim, the Moscow City Pilot Project Coordinator is being entrusted to initiate preliminary discussions with the Moscow Oblast Administration (Plan B) to ascertain its interest and eventual commitment to ?host? the pilots.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is highly appreciated and will be implemented as described below in the ?key actions? section. However, it is important to mention that by the time of MTE there were no physical works on upgrading schools because this modernization would have involved the equipment and lighting sources that will be considered outdated very soon. SanPin on LEDs in schools was expected to be approved by the end of 2012 and the project had prepared all technical documentation as well as signed agreements with schools to start their modernization. The project considered it more reasonable to wait a little and complete modernization in schools using the most prospective lighting technologies. As the SanPin has not been approved yet, a compromise variant of joint application of LED and FL lighting in schools was found. This will allow the project to intensify works on lighting systems upgrading in Moscow schools and to combine the respect for the regulatory framework in force with demonstration of modern technologies. This variant is being discussed with the Department of Education of the Moscow Government. Decision of the Department will be received in early March. As regards Plan B, the Project has all necessary technical capacity for its launch, however, the launch of Plan B can be started only after an official refusal has been received from Moscow Government or a decision has been made by PSC.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will prepare variants of Moscow pilot development and will submit them for discussion at the next PSC.
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Project team Moscow City Pilot Project Coordinator 2013/12 Completed The official refusal from Moscow Government regarding pilot projects implementation has still not been received. The project received an official letter from the Department of Education about possibility of implementing pilot projects just with the involvement of ESCOs (i.e. without involving public funds). Therefore, modernization of lighting in Moscow schools is still a pending issue and the project is currently looking for an investor. Amendments to sanitary norms and rules (SNiPs) were adopted in April 2014 according to which LEDs are allowed to be used in schools. This change will increase economic efficiency of pilot projects and will help interest potential investors. The project by request of the Ministry of Energy and Project Steering Committee began the development of a methodology for measuring lighting performance values in schools and other public buildings under ESCO scheme implementation. As regards Plan B, the project signed a memorandum with the Government of Moscow region on implementation of pilot projects and developed technical and economic feasibility reports for 15 schools in several districts of the region. A potential investor (ESCO) for Moscow Region has also been found. At the moment the project is involved in the development of tender documentation for municipal authorities. Meanwhile, with project's consultative assistance and using solutions from the Atlas of Typical Technical Designs for Lighting in Schools that had been developed by the project during the previous reporting period projects on modernization of lighting were carried out in 12 schools of Lipetsk Region, and 4 schools and 3 kindergartens of Tver Region. History
4. Recommendation:

A study-book for university students published. It was officially approved as a study-book for students by the State Council of Higher Education Institutions (UMO) with technical and/or energy curricula. The published study-book passed to 13 Russian technical universities (including such leading universities as Moscow Power Engineering Institute and Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University) and is used in the process of education. The study-book also passed via UNDP-Armenia to Yerevan University and via UNDP-Kazakhstan to Astana and Almaty Universities. UNDP/GEF project on lighting in Kazakhstan plans to republish the study-book in 2015 and to use it for education of students and specialists.

With regard to the suggested engagement with secondary school: following the analysis of costs and available resources the project decided that it wouldn’t be able to take lead in the development of a new text book on energy efficiency for secondary schools. If and when such a project/initiative is taken up by a third party, the project will be able to provide support. At the same time, the project initiated and implemented a series of activities with a clear educational value in the pilot secondary school that included several off-curricular lessons on energy efficient lighting, distribution of energy efficient lamps and educational brochures, monitoring of the use of distributed LED lamps.

Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]

The MTT stated in the project document is ?One university or institute creates/modernizes a lighting oriented curricula for initial training?. This target has been met. This target does not imply introduction of the concept of energy-efficient lighting at the secondary level. It is impossible just to include a chapter on EE lighting in the text-book entitled ?Energy Conservation? without serious revision of the whole content of the book. The Project will provide consultative support to the authors in case the text-book is planned to be republished.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: A sociological survey was carried out among a sample of the population to determine the acceptability of energy efficient lighting. In addition, there was a promotional distribution of 500 energy saving lamps among Moscow citizens in cooperation with Philips. However, the survey on the penetration of energy efficient lamps stipulated as a mid-term target is still in its planning stages. Hence, it is too soon to talk of completion of the survey as required by MTT.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is appreciated and the Project will continue working on the survey on the penetration of energy efficient lamps.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will proceed with the detailed survey on the penetration of energy efficient lamps. Respective proposals have been developed and will be presented at the next PSC.
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Project team 2013/12 Completed A survey carried out among Moscow households regarding utilization of energy-efficient lamps. Besides, together with project partners more than 600 energy saving lamps installed in Moscow flats. Partial replacement of incandescent lamps for efficient lamps carried out in 100 flats with monitoring and assessment of energy consumption by the new lamps. Full replacement of incandescent lamps for efficient lamps carried out in 10 flats with installation of special measuring equipment to monitor the quality of electricity and lighting. The obtained data were analyzed and potential benefits of using efficient lamps in households were calculated. It is planned to report the results of this research at EEDAL conference in 2015. Results of the survey were reported to the Ministry of Energy and the Russian State Duma (Parliament). The report helped withhold the adoption of a new law on cancelling the ban on incandescent lamps of 100 W that was proposed in 2014 by some deputies. At the moment most deputies do not support the proposed law. Based on the results of market monitoring and lamps monitoring in residential sector the Project assessed that the number of Moscow households who bought and installed 4 energy saving lamps instead of incandescent lamps is about 2,676,000. History
6. Recommendation: The project has published 5 brochures, all drafted by highly-qualified specialists in their respective fields. Their contents are very technical though, except for the one dealing with CFLs, some with graphs and formulae, thus making them of value to only a captive/limited audience possessing a certain level of technical education. This may have been the target audience of the brochures; however, the projects needs to focus on producing brochures that will be easily understandable by the general population, providing them with information of the type(s) of energy-efficient lamps/lighting units, their costs, how in the long run they will cost less to operate (life-cycle cost), how to determine their quality on the basis of labeling, etc.; in short, brochures that will typically answer questions that the general public may have and that will assist them in making the right choice. These are generally best written by ?popular science? journalists and could possibly be 2-3 pages long, rather than the 15 pages of the existing ones.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is noted. Preparation of the brochure that will be easily understandable by the general population will be included in Project work plan for 2013.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will focus on development of a brochure for general population that will contain recommendations on the choice of energy efficient lamps to replace GLS.
[Added: 2013/06/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Project team 2013/12 Completed An information booklet for general public about benefits of various lighting technologies developed, published and disseminated via the Project’s website and project partners History
7. Recommendation: Implementation of energy-efficient street lighting is still on-going in Dzerzhinsk, Shumerlya and Sarov and progress to-date has been very good. In fact, the (revised) MTT of having 2,000 fixtures installed has been exceeded. With the objective of replication in mind, the project may wish to capitalize on the success of this initiative and organise a workshop, inviting the participation of neighbouring (and not so neighbouring) towns to have these 3 targeted towns share their experiences on the benefits derived from energy-efficient street lighting and how to go about implementing such initiative utilising their own resources. This is likely to produce a snow-ball effect and provide an additional boost to the private sector in terms of provision of consultancy services and sale of equipment.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation has been already implemented. In cooperation with NGO ?Energoeffectivny gorod? (Energy efficient city) the Project has already held a workshop within the frames of Yaroslavl energy forum.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organization of or participation in relevant workshops/events
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Project team 2013/06 Completed In cooperation with NGO ?Energoeffectivny gorod? (Energy efficient city) the Project has already held a workshop within the frames of Yaroslavl energy forum. Later on, technical and economic feasibility studies prepared for a project on modernization of street lighting in Volzhsky (Volgograd Region, South Federal District). Agreements signed with 6 municipalities regarding joint implementation in 2015 of pilot projects on modernization of street lighting using ESCO scheme. The project will assist the municipalities in preparation of technical documentation, in developing tender documentation, in finding an investor and will organize monitoring of pilot projects results. Experience in implementation of pilot projects on modernization of street lighting presented at meetings with participation of municipal administrations representatives from Armenia and Kazakhstan. History
8. Recommendation: By his own account, the Project Manager?s ?Moscow-based? activities require 80 -85% of his time, with the remaining devoted to the pilots in the Volga Federal District. However, he divides his time 50-50 between Nizhny Novgorod (the capital of the Volga Federal District) and Moscow. As activities in the Volga Federal District have advanced very well (his ?extended? presence there may well have been one contributing factor, among others) and the ?Moscow-based? activities, both in terms of regulatory work and piloting are quite behind schedule, it would appear logical that, in future, he spends the bulk of his time in Moscow. It is believed that telecommuting by the Project Manager should be reassessed.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is noted. The Project manger (PM) will increase the time he works/is present in Moscow from the current 2-3 days/week to 3-4 days/week (or more where necessary). His TORs will reflect this starting from 2013. UNDP feels this arrangement would be sufficient and a complete transfer of the PM duty station to Moscow will not be required. The rest of the time the PM can effectively work for Moscow-related project issues and with Moscow-based stakeholders remotely via all time of communication means. As regards telecommuting issue, (a) with the existing train schedules the travel of the PM from/to Moscow is happening off the business hours thus not affecting his working time; (b) the PM is getting 50% of the UN DSA rates for Moscow; (c) the PM is not getting reimbursement for local travel across Volga Federal District (pilot municipalities); (d) the alternative of having a full time PM based in Moscow will increase project staffing costs because the project will need to hire a NN pilot site manager to ensure the pilot site follow up (at least part time) and also by the need to increase the PM salary accommodating higher salary levels in the capital OR rental expenses of staff from elsewhere

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Relevant changes will be introduced to Project Manager?s ToRs
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Project manager UNDP 2013/08 Completed PM’s formal duty station was changed to Moscow. PM’s responsibilities and working schedule (including distribution of time between “Moscow based” activities/partners and pilot projects outside Moscow) drastically reviewed. Technical coordinators/engineers for the oversight over the pilot projects have been contracted by the project to further reduce corresponding workload on the PM and allow him allocating sufficient time for the “Moscow-based” work and contacts. At present he mostly works in Moscow where he interacts with the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian State Duma (Parliament), supervises Pilot Project Coordinator for Moscow Region, organizes cooperation between the Federal Efficient-Lighting Council and professional community. History
9. Recommendation: The Evaluator was provided with ToRs for CTA and Expert on Science and Market Monitoring and there is no mention of whom they report to, what outputs are expected of them (only their ?Responsibilities? are listed) and who certifies their outputs for payment. The Evaluator believes that remedial action should be implemented soonest.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is noted. TORs will be modified accordingly.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Starting from 2013 the following changes will be introduced in the TORs for project staff and consultants: clear reporting lines; regular reporting requirements; clear part-time vs full-time arrangements indicated for each post.
[Added: 2013/06/26]
Project manager UNDP 2013/12 Completed
10. Recommendation: It would be advisable for the project to give a fresh look as to whether the services of an ?Expert on Science and Market Monitoring? are really required. Can any required expertise for services not already available be provided on an ad-hoc basis by short-term Consultants, including the present Expert?
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

Expert on Science and Market Monitoring, Academician Aizenberg, is one of the most respectable and distinguished experts in the world who possesses unique qualification, knowledge, policy and expert outreach as well as the outreach to lighting manufacturers, data, testing labs and international expert networks. All these he contributes to the project and to its main goal - increasing lighting sector efficiency in Russia. One should not get confused with the word ?science? in the title of this position: the project is working with highly innovative sectors of production and technologies including new lighting sources, LEDs, etc. A profound understanding of science behind this is very important to keep up with the discussions on lighting innovations that are on-going in Russia led by the largest Russian and international companies and research centres. The project has to have ability and skills to be substantively engaged in these discussions. Finally, a monitoring part of this work is very important and goes far beyond traditional EE monitoring as it involves outreach to highly classified market data, requires very good understanding of the lighting market and TRUST of the lighting companies. Academician Aisenberg brings this also which has been reconfirmed to us by the manufacturers, including international lighting producers. Therefore, the project team and UNDP strongly believe that the project needs to maintain this position and this individual on board on the existing part-time basis. His formal TORs will be updated to reflect clearly the part-time basis and reporting lines as indicated in recommendation 9.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will think how to rename the position of the?Expert on Science and Market Monitoring? including respective changes to his ToRs.
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Project manager UNDP 2014/12 Completed The project team and the National Implementing Parther confirmed that having an expert with world reputation among its members is very beneficial for the project and for achieving its targets. in 2013-2014, Mr. Aizenberg continued being a member of the project team as Chief Science Advisor. He provided reputable support to project initiatives from professional community’s side (review and professional opinion on draft documents on lighting market regulation, organization of public hearings of draft regulatory documents and standards), and coordinated the activities of the National Lighting Platform. History
11. Recommendation: The project should carefully evaluate its needs for Consultants/Experts and these should be appropriately defined to meet the objectives of the project. Moreover, clear reporting lines should be established and the submission of reports for every single assignment/contract should be made mandatory.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is noted. The Project team believes all its Consultants/Experts were hired to date in accordance with the Project Document and with the project objectives. Annual audits of the project have not revealed any deviations. The project will continue this practice. Still, following the recommendation, the new ToRs will be developed respecting clear reporting lines; regular reporting requirements; clear part-time vs. full-time arrangements as indicated in recommendation 9.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
TORs will continue to be developed fully in accordance with the objectives of the project. The Project will ensure that each ToR contains clear reporting lines, regular reporting requirements, clear part-time vs full-time arrangements.
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Project team UNDP 2013/12 Completed All TORs were developed taking into consideration MTE recommendations. TORs of experts who had been involved in project activities before the MTE were reviewed and updated accordingly. History
12. Recommendation: At the present time, project management is undertaken from an almost ?virtual? Moscow project office, with telecommuting by the Project Manager for 50% of his time and for the bulk of their time by the full-time/part-time Experts, except for the Project Assistant. The project should consider henceforth mandating all project staff, both full-time and part-time (50% of time), to commute to the office for work, just like the Project Assistant normally does on a daily basis.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

There are several practical and objective barriers to trying locating the full project team in the UNDP-based project office. First is the cost to project: current project office at the UNDP building is cost-shared with another project and can accommodate 2 work-places and abundant meeting space. More full-time staff will require more physical space which is being rented to the project at the rate UNDP is getting from the government (including common space, common services, utilities, etc.). The project management budget (capped at 10%) cannot accommodate these costs, given that this type of costs was not foreseen in the Project Document. However, there are benefits of having the project office at UNDP (regular communication and exchanges with UNDP staff and other projects, direct communication with UNDP finance and admin units, etc.). Second reason is project management and UNDP believe that the current multidisciplinary team of part-time highly qualified and well positioned experts is more instrumental to the success of the project than having a few full-time junior staff working at an office from 9 am to 6 pm. The project managed to attract best experts in the sector ? most qualified, well connected, with relevant level of expertise and up-to-date knowledge, highly demanded in the market. It would have been unrealistic to expect such people to drop all their occupations completely and join full-time a short-term project (while the UN salaries in Moscow are uncompetitive with those in private sector or think-tanks). These people also serve as real project?s ambassadors in the organizations/expert networks they are working helping the project outreach a broad array of partners and stakeholders.

Key Actions:

13. Recommendation: The National Project Director (NPD) has changed several times since project start. This has had a negative impact on project direction. Hopefully, there will be no more changes of the NPD. However, in order to remove any potential bottleneck in the future, the Project Steering Committee should consider appointing a Deputy NPD at its next meeting.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

Changes of NPD are beyond the project?s and UNDP?s scope of influence. The new National Project Director (NPD) has already appointed a special officer to perform the functions of Deputy NPD. However, neither the project nor UNDP can foresee personnel policies of the Ministry of Energy and can guarantee that there will be no changes of NPD and/or Deputy NPD in the future.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The new National Project Director (NPD) has already appointed a special officer to perform the functions of Deputy NPD.
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Ministry of Energy 2012/12 Completed
14. Recommendation: Although called for in the project document, no formal Tripartite reviews (TPRs) have been held since the project became operational. On this issue, the Project Manager indicated that an ?annual presentation of project implementation results is held during Steering Committee meetings where all stakeholders are present?. The Project Manager needs to ensure that TPRs are held annually, as specified in the project document.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is noted. The project manager will ensure the annual tripartite meetings of the parties.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project manager will ensure the annual tripartite meetings of the parties.
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Project manager UNDP Ministry of Energy 2013/12 Completed Tripartite meetings of UNDP, Ministry of Energy and the project happen at least once a year. Project results are discussed at Project Steering Committee meetings and their minutes are signed by the three parties. History
15. Recommendation: It may be advisable for project management to consider recruiting International Experts to support: 1) the project piloting in Moscow and further pilots replication across Russia and 2) at least one international-level and fully accredited metrology laboratory for providing certification to ensure quality assurance for locally-produced items and to keep out imported ones that are below standard.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is partially accepted and will be implemented as described below in the ?key actions? section. There is no sense to attract an international expert to support Moscow pilot because there are no technical problems. All the difficulties are connected with organizational issues at the municipal level and regulatory documents at the federal level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will engage International expert on lab facilities, standards and phase-out activities
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Project management UNDP 2013/12 Completed In 2013-2014 the project involved Steve Cohen, an international expert from Australia. He is a world known specialist in the areas of measurement and verification of lighting equipment performance values. He assisted the project in developing a phase-out of inefficient lighting programme, in preparing concept (plan) on the development of a network of test laboratories covering both federal and regional levels. He developed a list of necessary equipment for national and regional laboratories, including recommendations on measurement accuracy, pricing and equipment producers. The international expert helped in organization of round-robin tests and provided consultations on international accreditation of leading Russian laboratories and on harmonization of test procedures. In 2015 the project plans to involve leading international experts for the development in cooperation with national specialists of a monitoring, verification and enforcement system for lighting products. History
16. Recommendation: It may be beyond the scope of the project, but it may still be useful to consider if the project could do some ground work, at a later stage, with the private sector to venture into ESCOs for refurbishing lighting at various institutions and for street lighting.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/06/26]

The recommendation is highly appreciated. The Project will dwell on this issue.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Project will support creation of ESCOs for modernization of street lighting systems
[Added: 2013/06/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Project management 2014/10 Completed The project started the development of sample ESCO contracts to be used for replication of projects on modernization of street lighting across Russia. The program of pilot projects in planned to be implemented with ESCO schemes. The Ministry of Energy strongly supports this work and provides administrative assistance to the promotion of ESCO schemes to regional levels. History

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