Emission Factor

Hydropower plant - run-of-river (hydropower plant construction - run-of-river)

Emission factor summary

Emissions generated by the activity within the product supply chain as described in ecoinvent v3.10. This is an immobile infrastructure representing the construction of a hydropower plant run-of-river. The lifetime of the structural part is assumed to be 80 years while for the remaining parts the lifetime is 40 years. Run-of-river power plants are hydro power plants without important reservoirs. Depending on the net head of the power plant high-pressure medium-pressure and low-pressure systems can be distinguished. Low-pressure power plants including river power stations and canal power plants are very common; therefore these two types of run-of-river power stations are covered in the dataset. The technology used in the dataset has an overall efficiency of 82%. The process includes all materials necessary to construct it electricity and water consumption during manufacturing and decommission. The cut-off classification is allocatable product. The activity type is ordinary transforming activity. The reference product amount is 1.

NameHydropower plant - run-of-river (hydropower plant construction - run-of-river)
SectorBuildings and Infrastructure
Unit Type
Year Released
Emission Factor
  • CO2e0000kg/number
LCA Activity
Refer to source
Supported CO2e Calculation Method
AR5, AR6
Data Versioning
  • Status: Current

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