Definition of 1A1a Public Electricity and Heat Production Source Category
Sum of emissions from public electricity generation, public combined heat and power generation, and public heat plants. Public utilities are defined as those undertakings whose primary activity is to supply the public. They may be in public or private ownership. Emissions from own on-site use of fuel should be included. Emissions from autoproducers (undertakings which generate electricity/heat wholly or partly for their own use, as an activity which supports their primary activity) should be assigned to the sector where they were generated and not under 1 A 1 a. Autoproducers may be in public or private ownership.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Updated UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories following incorporation of the provisions of decision 14/CP.11. 2006.
Available online at: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2006/sbsta/eng/09.pdf
Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Reporting Instructions. Section 1.1, "Source/sink categories."
Available online at: http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gl/guidelin/ch1ri.pdf