Equipment performance (SSC)
The CDM Glossary of Terms (Version 03) provides the following guidance on determining equipment performance for small-scale projects:
To determine equipment performance, project participants shall use:
- The appropriate value specified in Appendix B for the simplified modalities and procedures for small-scale CDM project activities;
- If the value specified in sub-paragraph (a) is not available, the national standard for the performance of the equipment type (project participants shall identify the standard used);
- If the value specified in sub-paragraph (b) is not available, an international standard for the performance of the equipment type, such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards (project participants shall identify the standard used);
- If a value specified in sub-paragraph (c) is not available, the manufacturer’s specifications provided that they are tested and certified by national or international certifiers.
Project participants have the option of using performance data from test results conducted by an independent entity for equipment installed under the project activity (CDM Glossary of Terms, Version 03).