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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (11th Edition - Last updated on 11-06-2019)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1ai - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Main Activity Electricity and Heat Production - Electricity Generation
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : Utility Owned

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Natural gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2012 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 13,572,575 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (13,572,575 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
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: Stationary Combustion. Published: IGES, Japan. ttp://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf#http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 246,217,184,178 scf of Natural gas
Basis: Data
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of emissions from electricity and combined heat and power generation available at: ttps://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf#https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.0538 g / btu
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of emissions from electricity and combined heat and power generation available at: ttps://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf#https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/cc/inventory/pubs/reports/2000_2014/ghg_inventory_00-14_technical_support_document.pdf
Parameter: Heat content = 1,025 btu / scf
Reference: EIA (2019). Energy Information Administration. State Energy Consumption, Price, and Expenditure Estimates (SEDS). Available online at: ttps://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.php?sid=CA#https://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.php?sid=CA

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: 55.1 g of CO2 per scf of Natural gas
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