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This current version of this PCR (v 2.02) will expire in December 2014 and it is currently being updated. The open consultation of the update ended on November 17th. The draft will now be updated, and reviewed by the Technical Committee before publication. All dates are preliminary.

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.

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This PCR replaced PCR 2004:02 Electricity and district heating generation.

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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: 2014-12-05
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 1.0 (2008-2013)
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)

Eva Schmincke, Five Winds, Germany

Christian Capello, Axpo, Switzerland

Lars Holmquist, Göteborg Energi, Sweden

Denis Le-Bouldch, EDF, France

Rolf Frischknecht, esu services, Switzerland

Hanne Raadal, Östfoldforskning, Norway

Prepared by: ABB
PCR moderator(s): Mikael Ekhagen  Vattenfall

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