Electric Power Sector Protocol
In June 2009 The Climate Registry released a reporting protocol for the Electric Power Sector. The Electric Power Sector Protocol is designed as an appendix to the General Reporting Protocol (GRP), and is intended to be used in conjunction with the GRP. It provides important supplemental reporting guidance, additional requirements for the EPS, and sector specific clarifications. Members will still need to use the GRP as the primary source document in understanding The Registry’s basic reporting requirements and to quantify and report emissions from many of their sources. In order to facilitate coordinated use of the GRP and this protocol, the EPS Protocol structure closely parallels that of the GRP.
- Required Generation Metrics Tab:
- The heading of column G has been clarified to read: MWh Exported to Other Users or the Grid
- The heading of column I has been clarified to read: Net Fossil-based Generation
- The formula in column J has been corrected to enable the calculation of EPS Metric G-1
- NOTE: The Registry previously corrected a calculation error in cell C18 of the Power Generation Metrics Worksheet on January 3, 2011.
- Optional Deliveries Metrics Tab:
- Instructions and data entry fields have been adjusted to clarify that Members must choose to report deliveries metrics according to either Option A or Option B, but not both.
- Instructions have been amended to clarify that when reporting deliveries metrics under Option B, certificates used to meet your Renewable Portfolio Standard, must be applied to retail power metric, and may not be applied to a special power product.
As clarifications and corrections on the EPS Protocol are developed, they will be integrated into the EPS Updates and Clarifications document. The content of this document will be incorporated directly into the EPS Protocol when it is updated by The Registry.
- EPS Protocol Updates and Clarifications – Released August 16, 2010
Utility-Specific Generation Metrics
Registry Members reporting in conformance with the EPS Protocol develop utility-specific generation metrics that can be used by other utilities when developing delivery metrics. Below, The Registry has provided links to all Registry-accepted EPS Reports, where the generation metrics can be found:
USING THIS PROTOCOL
Beginning with emissions year 2010, if you are a Registry Member and have operations in the EPS, you must calculate and report your GHG emissions according to the EPS Protocol in conjunction with the GRP. To communicate sector-specific verification requirements and guidance, The Registry has developed the EPS Addendum to the GVP for Verification Bodies, which was adopted by The Registry’s Board of Directors on January 27, 2010. For information about the development of the protocol, please visit the appropriate site below:
The Climate Registry would like to thank these organizations for their financial support for the development of this protocol.