RO1000253: Hidroelectrica Hydropower Development Portfolio Track 1 JI Project
Last updated 29 Mar 13
ITL project ID RO1000253
Project title Hidroelectrica Hydropower Development Portfolio Track 1 JI Project
Project location Gorj, Buzau, Maramures, Caras-Severin, Hunedoara, Sibiu, Mures, Valcea
Host Party Romania
Other Party Netherlands
Type of Project
Fee to be paid
Sectoral scope(s) 1: Energy industries (renewable/non-renewable sources)
"Track" 1
LULUCF project No
Total Emission reductions expected 1276448.0 t CO2 equivalent
Crediting period 01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2012
Project information provided by host Party Project documentation:
Determination Report (565 KB)
PDD Hidroelectrica (1175 KB)
Verification Report 2009-2012 (4443 KB)

Project related text:
The Hidroelectrica Hydropower Development Portfolio Track 1 JI Project aims at developing nine new hydropower plants, which will be located in different hydrographic basins in Romania. The project will start in 2009 with the construction of the first plants and will be completed by 2011. Eventually, upon project completion, 278.4 MW hydropower capacity will have been installed, which will increase electricity generation by 1532.35 GWh during the project’s crediting lifetime.
For this project, the baseline scenario for determining the CO2 emissions that would have occurred in the absence of the project, will be determined on an ex post basis, thereby using verified data for gridconnected Romanian power production installations under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
The advantage of this methodology is that the baseline will be based on verified data, instead of a counterfactual, hypothetical scenario as in the case of ex ante baseline determination. Using the baseline emission factor of 833 gCO2/kWh and given that the project will have zero CO2 emissions, the project will reduce the emissions of 1,276,448 tonnes CO2. These CO2 emissions would otherwise have occurred because the power generated by this project would have been produced by thermal power plants based on fossil fuels. The calculation of the expected emission reductions is conservative as it is based on a baseline emission value on the lower end and an electricity production estimate that assumes lower than average water availability and a staged, slower than usual reaching of full load operations after starting the new units. In case the project generates more electricity and/or the actual ex-post EU ETS based baseline emission values are higher, the Romanian State would benefit by having an even larger distance from its Kyoto target.
Current status of the project Operational
Total verified emission reductions 227336.0 t CO2 equivalent
Additional information (as appropriate)