The impact of GHG emission reduction projects connected to the grid

How much will GHG emissions of the complete system be reduced by implementing the project?

How do you calculate the final GHG emission reductions resulting from an energy efficiency or renewable energy project? One of the complexities of this task is that the applications are in most cases connected to the grid. As a result, not only the local effects need to be calculated, but also the effect on the entire grid including all of its power plants.

A joint project of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has drawn up some excellent guidelines for executing this challenging task. The Guidelines, while designed to be used by governments and business leaders, are also interesting reading for anyone eager to gain more insight into the electricity grid as a system with all its intricate interactions and decision factors.

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