CO2 baseline database for the Indian power sector

Since the emergence of the Kyoto Protocol and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), energy projects lowering the carbon intensity of the electricity grid can generate additional revenues from carbon credits. Methodologies approved by the CDM Executive Board have to be applied to determine the resulting emission reductions, using the “baseline” CO2 emission factor of the relevant geographical area. In order to facilitate adoption of authentic baseline emissions data and also to ensure uniformity in the calculations of CO2 emission reductions by CDM project developers, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has compiled a database containing the necessary data on CO2 emissions for all grid-connected power stations in India.