2023 International Emissions Inventory Conference
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street Seattle
Abt Associates experts will participate in the 2023 International Emissions Inventory Conference. The biennial conference, hosted by EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Emissions Inventory and Analysis Group, brings together state, local and tribal air agencies, regional organizations, EPA offices, researchers, and students.
The theme for this year’s conference is the “Nexus of Climate, Air Quality, and Health: Smoke and Other Emissions Challenges.”
Abt staff will participate in the following sessions:
Consumption-Based Emissions Rates for eGRID
Wednesday, September 27: 10:20 – 10:40 am (PDT)
Presenter: Ambrish Sharma, Abt Associates
The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID), the preeminent source of emissions data for the electric power sector, is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the U.S. eGRID is based on available plant-specific data for all U.S. electricity generating plants that provide power to the electric grid and report data to the U.S. government. eGRID calculates emissions rates associated with the production of electricity by a generator, unit, or plant, as well as for plants located in various regional aggregations.
Training on Nonpoint Best Practices
Friday, September 29: 1:00-5:00 pm (PDT)
Presenters: David Cooley and Hannah Derrick, Abt Associates
This course will demonstrate how to fill out input templates for the Wagon Wheel tool and run the tool to generate nonpoint emissions for the National Emissions Inventory (NEI). The course will have a special focus on filling out point source templates for industrial and commercial/institutional (ICI) fuel combustion sources. At the end of the course, State, Local, and Tribal air agencies should understand how to fill out the input templates, load them into the tool, and view resulting emissions.