Cogeneration of Heat/cool and Power from Concentrated Solar Power

NACE Macro-Sector: D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

Level 2: D35

Level 3: D35.1 D35.3

Level 4: D35.1.1 D35.3.0

Construction and operation of a facility used for cogeneration of heat/cooling and power from Concentrated Solar Power

Climate Change Mitigation

Metric and threshold:
Any cogeneration technology can be included in the taxonomy if it can be demonstrated, using an ISO 14067 or a GHG Protocol Product Lifecycle Standard-compliant Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) assessment, that the life cycle impacts for producing 1 kWh of heat/cool and power are below the declining threshold. Declining threshold: The Cogeneration Threshold is the combined heat/cool and power threshold of 100 gCO2e/kWh. • This threshold will be reduced every 5 years in line with a net-zero CO2e in 2050 trajectory • The threshold must be met at the point in time when taxonomy approval is sought for the first time • For activities which go beyond 2050, it must be technically feasible to reach net-zero emissions However: • CSP is currently derogated from performing a PCF assessment, subject to regular review in accordance with the declining threshold. CSP is currently deemed to be taxonomy eligible, which is subject to regular review. Generation of Heat/Cool is covered under the Generation of Heat/Cool threshold

Climate Change Adaptation