Publication Details

Title : Updating Transmission and Distribution Losses in the GREET® Model
Publication Date : September 01, 2018
Authors : J. Kelly, A. Elgowainy
Abstract : This memo documents an update of the transmission and distribution loss factor for electricity in
the GREET model. Based on recent data, a new transmission and distribution loss factor will be
incorporated into GREET 2018 for the United States. The updated data builds upon methods used by Cai
et al. (2012), the Energy Information Administration (EIA) (2018) and the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) (2018). Details regarding data, methods, and technical considerations are provided.

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