SF-6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems
An Effective Practice
The SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems is a collaborative effort between EPA and the electric power industry to identify and implement cost-effective solutions to reduce sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions. SF6 is a highly potent greenhouse gas used in the industry for insulation and current interruption in electric transmission and distribution equipment.
Goal / Mission
The goal of this program is to reduce sulfur hexafluoride emissions from electric power systems.
Results / Accomplishments
Over 60 companies have joined the partnership representing roughly 45% of the industry. Since the inception of the partnership, these companies have reduced SF6 emissions by 278,000 pounds. That's equivalent to eliminating the CO2 emissions of 500,000 cars per year.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Sally Rand
US EPA SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20460
Environment / Air
Environment / Toxic Chemicals
Environment / Weather & Global Warming
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Date of publication
- Additional Audience
- Electric Power Systems