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Reduction in Emissions from the Recycling of Transformer Oil

Methodology for Reduction in Emissions from the Recycling of Transformer Oil

The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, is accepting public comments on a voluntary methodology for Reduction in Emissions from the Recycling of Transformer Oil. The methodology was developed by Hydrodec Group PLC.

The methodology quantifies emission reductions achieved by diverting used transformer oil, which under normal conditions would be incinerated at the end of its useful life, to a refining facility that processes the transformer oil for re-use. Project Proponents achieve emissions reductions by recycling the highly refined oil used in transformers that are operated by electric utility customers and large industrial companies. As a co-benefit, recycling of transformer oil in controlled and permitted facilities reduces the environmental health and safety risks associated with the destruction of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) found in transformer oil.

Projects using this methodology must comply with all requirements of the ACR Standard, submit a GHG Project Plan for certification by ACR, and secure independent validation and verification by an ACR-approved third-party verifier.

Please send comments between April 15, 2014 and May 14, 2014 to ACR@Winrock.org

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