We are introducing simplifications to the the Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralized Thermal Energy Consumption’s (TPDDTEC) methodology to reduce monitoring requirements and transaction costs for project developers, whilst maintaining the highest level of rigour associated with Gold Standard. The updates are being applied in a three-step process and reflect the latest developments made in the relevant sectors.
STEP 1: Safe Water Supply
As a first step, we held a consultation to update and review Annex 3 of the TPDDTEC methodology for safe water supply projects, culminating in the release of a new methodology for emission reductions from safe drinking water supply. This methodology was published 03 May 2021 and will come into effect on 02 August 2021.
Further guidance on the timelines and requirements for project developers currently applying Annex 3 of the TPDDTEC methodology can be found in this recent rule update.
STEP 2: Improved Cookstoves
The next step is to gain inputs from stakeholders on aspects of the methodology related to improved cookstoves, including a new approach to quantify emission reductions from metered cooking devices. The consultation for this is now open through to 13 June 2021.
STEP 3: Household Biogas Digesters
The final (future) step will be to gather feedback on the methodology with regards to household biogas digesters. The methodology is currently being updated and will be published for consultation in the coming weeks.
The aim of these methodology developments is to enable carbon finance to continue to support the delivery of distributed energy to communities with the highest levels of integrity and impact.
We thank all those organisations and individuals that have contributed to the development of this methodology and to previous versions of the methodology.