Real-time carbon accounting method for the European electricity markets

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  • Bo Tranberg, Ento Labs ApS, Danske Commodities A/S
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  • Olivier Corradi, Tomorrow, TMROW IVS
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  • Bruno Lajoie, Tomorrow, TMROW IVS
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  • Thomas Gibon, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
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  • Iain Staffell, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
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  • Gorm Bruun Andresen

Electricity accounts for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing emissions related to electricity consumption requires accurate measurements readily available to consumers, regulators and investors. In this case study, we propose a new real-time consumption-based accounting approach based on flow tracing. This method traces power flows from producer to consumer thereby representing the underlying physics of the electricity system, in contrast to the traditional input-output models of carbon accounting. With this method we explore the hourly structure of electricity trade across Europe in 2017, and find substantial differences between production and consumption intensities. This emphasizes the importance of considering cross-border flows for increased transparency regarding carbon emission accounting of electricity.

TidsskriftEnergy Strategy Reviews
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2019

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