Unformatted text preview: lectricpower-sf6 Contact Information: Sally Rand
[email protected] 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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