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

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

07/2000

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-46063

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.

Year of Publication

2000

Institution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Pagination

19

City

Berkeley, CA