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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2012: Electrical Equipment Production and Use

Electrical Equipment Production and Use iconThis source category is comprised of electrical transmission and distribution systems and facilities that manufacture or refurbish electrical equipment.

The electrical transmission and distribution equipment use subsector consists of all electric transmission and distribution equipment insulated with or containing sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) or perfluorocarbons (PFCs) within an electric power system. This equipment includes but is not limited to gas-insulated substations; circuit breakers; switchgear, including closed-pressure and hermetically sealed-pressure switchgear; gas-insulated lines containing SF6 or PFCs; and gas containers such as pressurized cylinders, gas carts, electric power transformers, and other containers of SF6 or PFCs.

The electrical equipment manufacturing or refurbishment subsector consists of electrical equipment manufacturers and refurbishers of closed-pressure equipment and sealed pressure equipment insulated with SF6 or PFCs. This equipment includes gas insulated substations, circuit breakers and other switchgear, gas-insulated lines, or power transformers containing SF6 or PFCs.

Production and Use of Electrical Equipment — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reported to the GHGRP
(all emissions values presented in million metric tons CO2e)
  2011 2012
Number of facilities:
• Electrical Transmission and Distribution Equipment Use 117 123
• Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 6 6
Total emissions (CO2e):
• Electrical Transmission And Distribution Equipment Use 4.1 3.4
• Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 0.4 0.2
Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)
• Perfluorocarbons (PFCs): ** **
• Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6): 4.5 3.6
  • Totals may not equal sum of individual GHGs due to independent rounding.
  • ** Total reported emissions are less than 0.05 million metric tons CO2e.
  • NR means that this value was not reported.

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