The registered ‘Sichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas Development Programme’ aims to install household biogas digesters across the Chinese Sichuan province. The PoA will host a large number of CPAs, with more than 50 CPAs currently undergoing inclusion less than year after registration and 400,000 units already distributed. In order to manage the large quantity of data, the CME in collaboration with UPM GmbH set up a sophisticated data management system, which acts as the backbone for coordinating and recording data across the PoA.
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|Publication Date||April 30, 2013|
The data management system is developed specifically to suit the needs of the PoA, and has a number of built-in features to streamline data administration:
- All required data are automatically calculated, including emissions reductions, compliance with the start date and crediting period, among other things;
- Staff is automatically informed of upcoming tasks and data collections. This allows monitoring to take place cost-effectively through utilising the network of in-field staff and minimising travel;
- Required documents are automatically generated, such as the CPA-DD, standardised monitoring reports and participants’ lists;
- Allows data to be entered remotely. In-field staff logon to an internet-based platform to enter data, which is then automatically transferred to the centralised database. Utilising such a sophisticated data management system allows the PoA to keep management costs low, whilst facilitating smooth inclusion of future CPAs and credit issuance.
Henning Huenteler, UPM GmbH