Hourly Live Green House Gas: A New Method for Calculations and Forecasting
Written by: Ace Sahebalam, Sr. Research Developer, Screaming Power
Screaming Power presents a new method for Hourly Live Green House Gases (HLGHG) calculation and HLGHG forecasting generated by electrical energy consumption. Most of the GHG standards rely on emission factors provided by IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for different fuel types. In general, it is not obvious that one can make a direct comparison to conclude any specific standard is better than others. Nevertheless, if one wants to calculate and compare GHG emissions from two properties located in two different countries/regions, one needs to make sure that they are applying country-specific emission factors for each fuel. The Screaming Power method does not depend on any specific factors and provides an upper bound for HLGHG generated by the Electrical Grid. By using this method, it is possible to fairly compare the emitted GHG by different buildings in different countries/regions.
The results produced by Screaming Power’s method are consistent with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) method. Screaming Power provides a forecasted upper bound and lower bound for HLGHG by using a computational model. In a nutshell using our methodology HLGHG calculation and forecasting, we propose large emitters can make better decisions as to the optimal time to conserve energy in a way that significantly reduces GHGs and their energy bill.
The results of this research will be presented in 31st Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2018) to be held in Québec City, Canada on May 13–16, 2018