Business case through the program electric power

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Unformatted text preview: lectricpower-sf6 Contact Information: Sally Rand (202) 343-9739 rand.sally@epa.gov Description: This program helps electric power companies economically reduce sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions by reducing the leak rate of new equipment, refurbishing older equipment, and employing more efficient operation and maintenance techniques. Partners set emissions goals and work toward them utilizing a variety of strategies, including replacement and maintenance of equipment and SF6 recovery. Business case: Through the program, electric power companies have significantly reduced SF6 leakage caused by aging equipment and during equipment maintenance and repair. Based on an average cost of SF6 at $9 per pound, partner companies saved $2.5 million in SF6 leak reduction and recovery between 1999 to 2002. Services: EPA helps partner companies track and document emissions reductions. EPA also pro­ vides technical assistance and public recognition for SF6 emissions reduction projects. EPA shares information on technical issues and best management practices that can help reduce emissions. Value to environment: As of September 2007, 81 companies had joined the partnership, representing approximat...
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