# Output-Based Pricing System Regulations

Marginal note:Ratio of heat

**34**(1) The ratio of heat from the combustion of fossil fuels during a compliance period is(a) equal to 1 when the thermal energy is produced from the combustion of only fossil fuels;

(b) for a covered facility not specified in paragraph (c), determined by the following formula when the thermal energy is produced from the combustion of both fossil fuels and biomass:

HF/(HF + B)

where

- HF
- is determined by the formula
where

- QF
_{i} - is the quantity of fossil fuel of type “i” combusted in the facility for the generation of thermal energy during the compliance period, determined in accordance with subsection 7(2) of Part 38 of Schedule 3,
- HHV
_{i} - is the higher heating value of the fossil fuel of type “i” combusted in the facility during the compliance period for the generation of thermal energy in accordance with sections 2.C.1 and 2.C.3 of the GHGRP, and
- i
- is the i
^{th}fossil fuel type combusted in the facility during the compliance period, where “i” goes from 1 to n and where n is the number of types of fossil fuels combusted, and

- QF
- B
- is determined by the formula
where

- QBB
_{k} - is the quantity of biomass fuel type “k” combusted in the facility for the generation of thermal energy during the compliance period, determined in accordance with subsection 7(2) of Part 38 of Schedule 3 and the WCI Method WCI.214,
- HHV
_{k} - is the higher heating value for biomass fuel type “k” combusted in the facility during the compliance period for the generation of thermal energy in accordance with sections 2.C.1 and 2.C.3 of the GHGRP and the WCI Method WCI.214, and
- k
- is the k
^{th}biomass fuel type combusted in the facility during the compliance period, where “k” goes from 1 to m and where m is the number of types of biomass fuels combusted; and

- QBB

(c) for an electricity generation facility, determined by the following formula when the thermal energy is produced from the combustion of both fossil fuels and biomass:

HF/(HF + B)

where

- HF
- is determined by the formula
where

- QF
_{i} - is the quantity of fossil fuel of type “i” combusted in the facility for the generation of thermal energy during the compliance period, determined in accordance with subsection 4(3) of Part 38 of Schedule 3,
- HHV
_{i} - is the higher heating value of the fossil fuel of type “i” combusted in the facility during the compliance period for the generation of thermal energy determined in accordance with subsection 24(1) of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations, and
- i
- is the i
^{th}fossil fuel type combusted in the facility during the compliance period, where “i” goes from 1 to n and where n is the number of types of fossil fuel combusted, and

- QF
- B
- is determined by the formula
where

- QBB
_{k} - is the quantity of biomass fuel type “k” combusted in the facility for the generation of thermal energy during the compliance period, determined in accordance with subsection 4(3) of Part 38 of Schedule 3,
- HHV
_{k} - is the higher heating value for biomass fuel type “k” combusted in the facility during the compliance period for the generation of thermal energy determined in accordance with subsection 24(1) of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations, and
- k
- is the k
^{th}biomass fuel type combusted in the facility during the compliance period, where “k” goes from 1 to m and where m is the number of types of biomass fuels combusted.

- QBB

Marginal note:Default ratio of heat

(2) Despite paragraph (1)(b) or (c), if, for any reason beyond the control of the person responsible for a covered facility, the data required to quantify the ratio of heat from the combustion of fossil fuels are missing for a given period during the 2019 calendar year, 1 can be used as the ratio of heat from the combustion of fossil fuels.

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