AQ 31, 32: Retail Seller of Electricity Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

Competitive suppliers are required to report annually on GHG emissions they release from generating the power they sell. There is optional reporting for those wanting to account for ownership and/or use of generation sources.

MassDEP Retail Sellers of Electricity Contact

The Details of AQ 31, 32: Retail Seller of Electricity Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

How to submit AQ 31, 32: Retail Seller of Electricity Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

Email your completed and signed form(s) in Word or PDF format and any supporting material(s) in Excel or other spreadsheet format (showing calculations) to:

sue.ann.richardson@state.ma.us

Send your completed and signed form(s) and any supporting material(s) to:

MassDEP Bureau of Air & Waste
Retail Seller of Electricity Reporting
One Winter Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Attn: Sue Ann Richardson

Next steps for AQ 31, 32: Retail Seller of Electricity Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

  1. What to Know

    There are two types of GHG emissions reporting that apply to Retail Sellers of Electricity in Massachusetts:

    • AQ 31 (Optional): Only those competitive suppliers of electricity who want to account for the ownership and/or use of generation sources in reporting GHG emissions need to submit this form.
    • AQ 32 (Mandatory): Competitive suppliers of electricity are required to report to MassDEP annually on the GHG emissions they release from generating the power they sell.

    A Retail Seller of Electricity is either:

    The sector's GHG emissions are calculated by multiplying megawatt hours (MWh) supplied to customers in the previous year by GHG emission factors that MassDEP updates annually after issuing draft factors for public and stakeholder comment.

    Retail Sellers need to report their GHG emissions within one month of the agency publishing final emission factors on its web site.

  2. Review the Instructions

  3. Prepare Your Report(s)

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

    Note: If you are preparing an AQ 32 Mandatory GHG Report, you will also need to complete and submit the applicable year's spreadsheet, showing your calculations.

  4. Submit Your Report(s) to MassDEP

    Email your completed and signed form(s) in Word or PDF format and any supporting material(s) in Excel or other spreadsheet format (showing calculations) to:

    sue.ann.richardson@state.ma.us

    OR

    Mail your completed and signed form(s) and any supporting material(s) to:

    MassDEP Bureau of Air & Waste
    Retail Seller of Electricity Reporting
    One Winter Street, 6th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Attn: Sue Ann Richardson

Contact for AQ 31, 32: Retail Seller of Electricity Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

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