Estimating Carbon Emissions Avoided by Electricity Generation and Efficiency Projects: A Standardized Method (MAGPWR)

TitleEstimating Carbon Emissions Avoided by Electricity Generation and Efficiency Projects: A Standardized Method (MAGPWR)
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsMeyers, Stephen, Chris Marnay, Katja B Schumacher, Jayant A Sathaye
Pagination19
Date Published07/2000
InstitutionLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CityBerkeley, CA
Abstract

This paper describes a standardized method for establishing a multi-project baseline for a power system. The method provides an approximation of the generating sources that are expected to operate on the margin in the future for a given electricity system. It is most suitable for small scale electricity generation and electricity efficiency improvement projects. It allows estimation of one or more carbon emissions factors that represent the emissions avoided by projects, striking a balance between simplicity of use and the desire for accuracy in granting carbon credits.

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-46063