Abt Supports EPA Development of eGrid Database
The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States. The preeminent source of emissions data for the electric power sector, 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 is used by EPA, other government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private industry for the estimation of indirect emissions from electricity purchases, in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, for carbon footprinting, and for estimating avoided emissions from programs and projects that would reduce the consumption for grid supplied electricity.
Abt Associates has supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the development of the two most recent versions of eGRID, eGRID2010 and eGRID2012, and is actively working on the next version. Abt has also developed the technical support document to accompany the 2012 database, has recently applied the eGRID methodology to support EPA with development of the Clean Power Plan and is currently redeveloping the eGRID public website.
Read the eGRID 2012 Technical Support Document.