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Output-Based Pricing System Regulations (SOR/2019-266)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2020-05-31. Previous Versions

Quantification (continued)

Quantification of GHGs

Marginal note:Total GHGs

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (5) and section 18, the total quantity of GHGs from a covered facility other than an electricity generation facility, during a compliance period, expressed in CO2e tonnes, is determined by the formula

    The summation of the products of Ej and GWPj for each greenhouse gas type “j”, summed for all specified emissions types “i”

    where

    Ej
    is the quantity of each GHG type “j” from the covered facility during a compliance period, for each specified emission type, determined in accordance with subsections (2) to (4) or section 19;
    GWPj
    is the global warming potential of the GHG type “j”;
    i
    is the ith specified emission type, where “i” goes from 1 to n and where n is the number of the facility’s specified emission types; and
    j
    is the jth GHG type, where “j” goes from 1 to m and where m is the number of greenhouse gases.
  • Marginal note:Quantity of each GHG

    (2) The quantity of a GHG type “j” from a covered facility during a compliance period for a specified emission type “i” is the sum of the following quantities:

    • (a) in the case of a GHG from industrial activities set out in items 1 to 37, column 1, of Schedule 1 and also set out in column 2 of the table to the Part of Schedule 3 that is applicable to those industrial activities, from a specified emission type set out in column 1 of that table, the quantities of that GHG calculated in accordance with the requirements of the methods set out in column 3 of that table for that emission type and GHG;

    • (b) in the case of a GHG from those industrial activities but not set out in column 2 of the table to the part of Schedule 3 that applies to those activities or from a specified emission type not set out in column 1, the quantities of that GHG calculated in accordance with

      • (i) the GHGRP or the WCI Method, if those methods are applicable to the facility’s industrial activities, or

      • (ii) the IPCC Guidelines, if the methods referred to in subparagraph (i) are not applicable; and

    • (c) in the case of a GHG from industrial activities not set out in column 1 of Schedule 1, the quantities of that GHG calculated in accordance with

      • (i) the GHGRP or the WCI Method, if those methods are applicable to the facility’s industrial activities, or

      • (ii) the IPCC Guidelines, if the methods referred to in subparagraph (i) are not applicable.

  • Marginal note:Sampling, analysis and measurement requirements

    (3) The sampling, analysis and measurement requirements that apply are

    • (a) if a GHG is quantified in accordance with paragraph 2(a), the requirements set out in column 4 of the table to the applicable Part of Schedule 3 for the specified emission type set out in column 1 and the GHG set out in column 2; or

    • (b) if a GHG is quantified in accordance with paragraph 2(b) or (c), the requirements specified in the methods or guidelines used for the purposes of those paragraphs.

  • Marginal note:Missing data

    (4) For the purposes of subsection (2), if, for any reason beyond the control of the person responsible for a covered facility, the data required to quantify the GHGs from a facility are missing for a given period of a compliance period, replacement data for the given period must be calculated in accordance with

    • (a) if a GHG is quantified in accordance with paragraph 2(a), the requirements set out in column 5 of the table to the applicable Part of Schedule 3 for the specified emission type in column 1 and the GHG set out in column 2; or

    • (b) if a GHG is quantified in accordance with paragraph 2(b) or (c), the requirements specified in the methods or guidelines used for the purposes of those paragraphs.

  • Marginal note:Biomass — exclusion of CH4 and N2O

    (5) For the purposes of the determination made under subsection (1), the quantities of CH4 and N2O generated from stationary devices that combust biomass for the purpose of producing useful heat are subtracted from the quantities of CH4 and N2O calculated in accordance with subsections (2) to (4) for stationary fuel combustion emissions.

Marginal note:Additional generation of electricity

 For the purposes of section 17, the quantities of the GHGs for specified emission types from the generation of electricity using fossil fuels by a covered facility — other than covered facilities referred to in paragraphs 5(2)(c) and 11(1)(c) — are calculated in accordance with the methods that are applicable to any of the industrial activities engaged in at the covered facility.

Marginal note:Covered facility referred to in paragraph 5(2)(c)

 The quantities of the GHGs for specified emission types from a covered facility referred to in paragraph 5(2)(c) are calculated in accordance with

  • (a) the GHGRP or the WCI Method, if those methods are applicable; or

  • (b) the IPCC Guidelines, if the methods referred to in paragraph (a) are not applicable.

Marginal note:Total emissions per unit — electricity

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (6), with respect to an electricity generation facility, the total quantity of GHGs from each unit within a facility, during a compliance period, expressed in CO2e tonnes, is determined by the formula

    The summation of the products of Ej and GWPj for each greenhouse gas type “j”, summed for all specified emissions types “i”

    where

    Ej
    is the quantity of each GHG type “j” from the unit during a compliance period for each specified emission type determined in accordance with subsections (2) to (5);
    GWPj
    is the global warming potential of the GHG type “j”;
    i
    is the ith specified emission type, where “i” goes from 1 to n and where n is the unit’s number of specified emission types;
    j
    is the jth GHG type, where “j” goes from 1 to m and where m is the number of greenhouse gases.
  • Marginal note:Quantity of each GHG

    (2) The quantity of a GHG type “j” generated by a unit during a compliance period for a specified emission type “i” is the sum of

    • (a) for CO2, CH4 and N2O from stationary fuel combustion emissions, the quantity of each of those GHGs calculated in accordance with section 1 of Part 38 of Schedule 3 for each unit;

    • (b) for a GHG set out in column 2 of the table to Part 38 of Schedule 3 for a specified emission type set out in column 1, the quantities of that GHG calculated in accordance the requirements of the methods set out in column 3 of that table for that emission type; and

    • (c) for a GHG not referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), the quantity of that GHG calculated in accordance with

      • (i) the GHGRP or the WCI Method, if those methods are applicable, or

      • (ii) the IPCC Guidelines, if the methods referred to in subparagraph (i) are not applicable.

  • Marginal note:Apportioning GHGs

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) or (c), if the GHGs for a specified emission type referred to in subsection (2) can only be quantified for the facility as a whole, the quantity of those GHGs must be apportioned to the facility’s units on the basis of each unit’s total generation of electricity relative to the facility’s total generation of electricity.

  • Marginal note:Sampling, analysis and measurement requirements

    (4) The sampling, analysis and measurement requirements that apply are

    • (a) for a GHG quantified in accordance with paragraph (2)(a), the requirements referred to in section 2 of Part 38 of Schedule 3 for each of the units;

    • (b) for a GHG quantified in accordance with paragraph (2)(b), the requirements set out in column 4 of the table to Part 38 of Schedule 3 for the specified emission type set out in column 1; and

    • (c) for a GHG quantified in accordance with paragraph (2)(c), the requirements set out in the methods or guidelines used for the purpose of that paragraph.

  • Marginal note:Missing data

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (2), if, for any reason beyond the control of the person responsible for a covered facility, the data required to quantify GHGs from a unit are missing for a given period of a compliance period, replacement data for the given period must be calculated in accordance with

    • (a) if a GHG is quantified in accordance with paragraph (2)(a), the requirements set out in section 3 of Part 38 of Schedule 3;

    • (b) if the GHG is quantified in accordance with paragraph (2)(b), the requirements set out in column 5 of the table to Part 38 of Schedule 3 for the specified emission type set out in column 1; and

    • (c) if the GHGs are quantified in accordance with paragraph (2)(c), the requirements set out in the methods or guidelines used for the purpose of that paragraph.

  • Marginal note:Biomass — exclusion of CH4 and N2O

    (6) For the purposes of the determination made under subsection (1), the quantity of CH4 and N2O generated from stationary devices that combust biomass for the purpose of producing useful heat are subtracted from the quantity of CH4 and N2O calculated in accordance with subsections (2) to (5) for stationary fuel combustion emissions.

 
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