Many organizations calculate their emissions inventories or environmental "footprints" to better understand the impact of their activities on the environment. Organizations that better understand their environmental footprint associated with electricity purchases can make better-informed decisions about energy use, renewable energy purchases, or energy efficiency investments. This paper provides guidance on calculating the environmental footprint associated with electricity purchases (Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions) using emission rates from EPA’s Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID).You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Using eGRID for Environmental Footprinting of Electricity Purchases (PDF)(9 pp, 383 K)
This paper describes using eGRID to estimate emissions associated with electricity purchases.