California proposes phasing out the use of SF6 in GIE and further reducing allowable GHG emissions from such equipment.
California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff recently published a discussion draft (Draft Amendments) of potential changes to the current Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from Gas Insulated Switchgear (SF6 Regulation).
Key proposed changes to the SF6 Regulation include:
- Phasing out sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas-insulated equipment (GIE)
- Further reducing allowable emissions from GIE
- Expanding the regulation to encompass greenhouse gases (GHG) other than SF6
CARB held a workshop in Sacramento on February 25, 2019, during which staff presented an overview of changes proposed in the Draft Amendments and answered stakeholders’ questions. During the workshop, staff stated that CARB would like to hear any questions or concerns stakeholders may have about the Draft Amendments. Continue Reading