09:17 29 Sep 22

Info Report Check

Submission incomplete:

In the spreadsheet of emission reductions calculation, it is noted that the total emission reductions are calculated by multiplying average per-household emission reductions of 64 sample households with the number of households using project ethanol stoves. The CME/DOE explained that this approach to calculate emissions reductions is in line with the registered PoA-DD and CPA-DD and is also conservative. The CME/DOE also argued that using the mean value of sampled parameters for calculation of total emission reductions results in ER of 8.68 tCO2 per household, which is greater than the conservative value of 7.8502 tCO2 per household calculated by CME. However, it is observed that:

(i) The CME/DOE has not submitted the ER calculation using the actual mean value of sampled parameters for calculation of total emission reductions of all CPAs covered in this verification in order to support the claim that CME’s calculation approach is conservative.

(ii) The CME’s calculation approach has not considered the different value of fixed ex-ante parameters fNRB,y, CP and CCF of Kenya and Madagascar. It is also observed that the proportion of sampled households located in Kenya/Madagascar does not reflect the actual proportion of households covered by the PoA in Kenya/Madagascar.

(iii) There is no spreadsheet submitted to justify CME/DOE explanation of 8.68 tCO2 per household calculated using the actual mean value of sampled parameters. In particular, it is not clear whether this value was calculated using fNRB,y, CP and CCF of Kenya or Madagascar.

Therefore, the DOE is requested to substantiate how the ER calculated by CME is conservative in light of the observations above. In doing so, the DOE is also requested to: (i) submit the ER calculation using the actual mean value of sampled parameters for calculation of total emission reductions of all CPAs covered in this verification; (ii) explain how the different value of fixed ex-ante parameters fNRB,y, CP and CCF of Kenya and Madagascar has been accounted for in the ER calculation.

In the spreadsheet of emission reductions calculation, it is noted that the total emission reductions are calculated by multiplying average per-household emission reductions of 64 sample households with the number of households using project ethanol stoves. The CME/DOE explained that this approach to calculate emissions reductions is in line with the registered PoA-DD and CPA-DD and is also conservative. The CME/DOE also argued that using the mean value of sampled parameters for calculation of total emission reductions results in ER of 8.68 tCO2 per household, which is greater than the conservative value of 7.8502 tCO2 per household calculated by CME. However, it is observed that:

(i) The CME/DOE has not submitted the ER calculation using the actual mean value of sampled parameters for calculation of total emission reductions of all CPAs covered in this verification in order to support the claim that CME’s calculation approach is conservative.

(ii) The CME’s calculation approach has not considered the different value of fixed ex-ante parameters fNRB,y, CP and CCF of Kenya and Madagascar. It is also observed that the proportion of sampled households located in Kenya/Madagascar does not reflect the actual proportion of households covered by the PoA in Kenya/Madagascar.

(iii) There is no spreadsheet submitted to justify CME/DOE explanation of 8.68 tCO2 per household calculated using the actual mean value of sampled parameters. In particular, it is not clear whether this value was calculated using fNRB,y, CP and CCF of Kenya or Madagascar.

Therefore, the DOE is requested to substantiate how the ER calculated by CME is conservative in light of the observations above. In doing so, the DOE is also requested to: (i) submit the ER calculation using the actual mean value of sampled parameters for calculation of total emission reductions of all CPAs covered in this verification; (ii) explain how the different value of fixed ex-ante parameters fNRB,y, CP and CCF of Kenya and Madagascar has been accounted for in the ER calculation.

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