Industrial Facility Combustion Energy Use

Facility-level industrial combustion energy use is calculated from greenhouse gas emissions data reported by large emitters (>25,000 metric tons CO2e per year) under the U.S. EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP, The calculation applies EPA default emissions factors to reported fuel use by fuel type. Additional facility information is included with calculated combustion energy values, such as industry type (six-digit NAICS code), location (lat, long, zip code, county, and state), combustion unit type, and combustion unit name.

Further identification of combustion energy use is provided by calculating energy end use (e.g., conventional boiler use, co-generation/CHP use, process heating, other facility support) by manufacturing NAICS code. Manufacturing facilities are matched by their NAICS code and reported fuel type with the proportion of combustion fuel energy for each end use category identified in the 2010 Energy Information Administration Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS, MECS data are adjusted to account for data that were withheld or whose end use was unspecified following the procedure described in Fox, Don B., Daniel Sutter, and Jefferson W. Tester. 2011. The Thermal Spectrum of Low-Temperature Energy Use in the United States, NY: Cornell Energy Institute.
2 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
ManufacturingCombEnergyEnduse-GWh_2014.csv 33.66 KB Data Combustion energy by end use by six-digit manufacturing NAICS code. Calculated based on facility-level GHG emissions reported under EPA GHGRP and on 2010 EIA MECS.
IndustrialCombEnergy_2014.csv 5.12 MB Data Facility-level combustion energy, location, and industry type. Calculated from 2014 GHG emissions data reported under EPA GHGRP and EPA default emissions factors.
Author Information
Colin McMillan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
McMillan, Colin. 2016. "Industrial Facility Combustion Energy Use." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: September 16, 2022. DOI: 10.7799/1278644.
About This Dataset
DOE Project
Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems (HES)
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Research Areas
Energy Analysis
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