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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1ai - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Main Activity Electricity and Heat Production - Electricity Generation
Sector: Electricity Generation (Imports) : Specified Imports : PSW : Four Corners (NM)

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Coal

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 77.40 tonnes of N2O Emitted (23,995 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel N2O emission]
Reference: IPCC (1997). Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Revised Guidelines). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gl/invs1.htm

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 2,991,400 ton of Coal
Basis: Data
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906 and EIA-920 Databases: monthly and annual data on generation and fuel consumption at the power plant and prime mover level. Available online at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia906_920.html

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel N2O emission = 1.500E-06 g / btu
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Volume 2, Chapter 2: Energy. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf
Parameter: Heat content = 17,250,290 btu / ton
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906 and EIA-920 Databases: monthly and annual data on generation and fuel consumption at the power plant and prime mover level. Available online at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia906_920.html
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 310
Reference: IPCC (1996). Second Assessment Report. Climate Change 1995: WG I - The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell (eds.); Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 25.9 g of N2O per ton of Coal
8,021 g (i.e. 8.02 kg) of CO2eq. per ton of Coal
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