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Generation of electricity exported to grid

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Short nameGenerationofElectricityExportedToGrid

The field in this entity contains data about the generation of electricity that is exported to the National Grid for the whole estate.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education institutions (HEIs).


This is renewable electricity, defined in kilowatt-hours (kWh), which has been generated and exported to the National Grid or a third party. This should not include generation of electricity by renewable resources that is consumed by the HEI and included in Energy consumption.

The Defra conversion factors and guidance states that if an organisation is generating electricity and exporting it to the National Grid then an emission reduction should be reported. HESA will include this emission reduction when calculating scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions.

HESA will use the following guidance when calculating the scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions:

  • multiplying the consumption figures by the relevant conversion factor for that fuel,
  • subtracting emissions equivalent to electricity generated and exported to the National Grid.
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