Question: Why is there no purchased steam data visible in our CSV or on the GHG page for our FEM2019
For Facility Environmental Modules in 2017-2019, If the unit of measure entered for purchased steam is volumetric or in mass units (such as m3 or tons), please note that m3 was not a valid unit option - no conversion factor was available or used.
This has been fixed in the later FEM assessments (2020 onwards), where dynamic unit options were added.
There was a previous suggestion to include a conversion from cubic meters (m3) to megajoules (MJ). However, calculating MJ (energy or GHG) requires a heating value, and the FEM structure file from 2017 to 2019 had heating values set to 0 due to inappropriate units selected by facilities, which could lead to inaccurate data.
Therefore, we could not add the conversion factor from M3 to MJ to the structure file of the previous FEMs as it is an enormous undertaking that would change a lot of historical data and require alignment with SAC, which is likely a longer-term project. And due to the complexity of solving the issue, and the extremely low number of impacted customers, Worldly will not be backfilling or recalculating this legacy data for purchased steam reported in m3.
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