A sub-regional network will be established between
national participating institutions and international partners
through enhanced Internet/Intranet communications for value added
information transfers on air pollution problems (WP1 above), energy
efficiency and CCTs, as well as modalities and sources of finance
for investment projects in the heat and thermal power generation
sector. The network will comprise representatives of relevant
national ministries and public and private sector experts from
electric power utilities, the coal industry, municipal heat
distribution companies and international experts.
Air monitoring and air quality evaluation are
complex processes, as are the conditions under which these processes
can be practically realized due to a range of issues, including
information uncertainties, unknown models of measurement errors, and
cross-correlation between components of air and pollutants etc. It
is therefore important that a powerful methodological base and
information system for air monitoring, air quality estimation and
management for energy-related emission reductions, compatible with
the EMEP system (WP3 above) is used.
A Regional Information Network of national
institutions involved in energy and water saving, comprising eight
information-analytical centers in four Central Asia countries, was
created on the basis of BIT within the framework of the UNDA project
"Rational and Efficient Use of Energy and Water Resources in
Central Asia". A dedicated website and set of electronic maps
in GIS (Geographic Information System) format were also developed.
In implementing the project it would therefore be logical, economic
and practically useful to build on and upgrade the software
previously created for selected centers in Central Asia.
An analytical information system will be created for
generating recommendations and air quality management
decision-making in the energy sector, on the basis of the expertise,
data and analysis available in the EMEP system.
Two training workshops will be organized to provide
instruction on the use of the new analytical information system.
Selected experts from each of the interested Central Asian economies
will be invited to take part, with a total of 10-12 participants.
Experts will be provided with tasks for completion nationally and
these will then be finalized, checked and corrected at the training
sessions using the new analytical information system.
Databases comprising information on clean coal
combustion technologies and their effective application for
different types of pollutants and their sources will be established
for use by coal exploration and production enterprises. An
Internet/Intranet website will be developed for use by all
participants of the sub-regional network for value added information
exchanges and dissemination of project outputs.
The specific outputs of this work package are:
The establishment of a sub-regional network comprising
representative experts on clean coal technologies and investment
project finance from the public and private sectors of interested
participating countries in Central Asia.
website for use by all participants of the sub-regional network for
value added information exchanges and dissemination of project
Enhanced capacity on the use of the analytical
information system and the web portal, specifically through two
training workshops for selected experts from interested Central