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Electricity, steam and hot/cold water generation and distribution

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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of UN CPC 171 Electrical energy and CPC 173 Steam and hot water and the declaration of this performance by an EPD. This PCR document is publically available on www.environdec.com.

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PCR updated 2015-02-05

Version 3.0 of this PCR was published with a renewed validity. A version history is available in the document.

Detailed information

Replacing : PCR 2004:02 Electricity and district heating generation (de-registered)
Name: Electricity, steam and hot/cold water generation and distribution
CPC Code(s):171 Electrical energy
173 Steam and hot water
Approval date: 2007-10-31
Registration No: 2007:08
Valid until: 2019-02-05
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 2.x (2013-)
Based on: Basic Module: Electricity, town gas steam and hot water
Basic Module: Electricity, gas and water distribution (on own account)
Related PCR(s): Carbon capture and storage (CCS) services
Solid waste disposal services (expired 2014-07-15; being updated)
Water distribution through mains (except steam and hot water) (expired 2014-09-27; being updated)
Valid location(s): Global
Prepared by: (All versions:) ABB, Axpo, Göteborg Energi, EDF, esu services, Ostfold research, Vattenfall
PCR moderator(s): Mikael Ekhagen  Vattenfall

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