Data for: Dataset concerning the hourly conversion factors for the cumulative energy demand and its non-renewable part, and hourly GHG emission factors of the Swiss electricity mix during a one-year period (2016 and 2017)
The provided data are the hourly CO2-eq emission factors, and the hourly conversion factors for the cumulative energy demand and its non-renewable part for the Swiss electricity mix over one year (2016 and 2017). These data have been assessed on the base of an inventory of the technology used for electricity generation and an attributional life-cycle approach according to the methodology presented in . Compared with , electricity imports from Italy to Switzerland are not neglected anymore, and lead to more accurate output data. The presented data are necessary for life cycle assessment of all processes and products using electricity in Switzerland. They serve also as a sustainable benchmark when implementing renewable energy systems and energy storage, as well as for the quantitative follow-up of the decarbonization process of the grid electricity at the national level.