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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2015–16

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14 November 2018

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Corporations registered under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) are required to report greenhouse gas emissions, and energy production and consumption to the Clean Energy Regulator, by 31 October each year. By 28 February each year, the Clean Energy Regulator publishes a point-in-time extract of scope 1, scope 2 emissions and energy production data specific to the electricity sector for the previous financial year.

Unlike the corporate emissions and energy data set, which is published at a controlling corporation level, the electricity sector emissions and production tables below are published at a designated generation facility level. This includes primary fuel source, emissions intensity and grid connection for each generator, as well as aggregated emissions and production for the entire sector.

Designated generation facility data 2015–16

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2017.

Notes for publication

  • The 2015–16 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting dataset uses the updated global warming potential values introduced on 1 July 2015 through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008. To allow for a like for like comparison, data from previous years has been adjusted to reflect updated global warming potentials for some reported gases.
  • The information contained in this publication is as reported by controlling corporations.

  • Cells with '0' value reflect instances where controlling corporations have reported zero scope 1 or scope 2 emissions.

  • Blank cells represent information that is not being published at this point in time.

  • Emissions intensity values are rounded to the nearest two decimal places, and those left blank represent corporate totals as they do not apply.

  • In cases where a corporation has responsibility for two or more designated generation facilities the Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish both facility specific information and corporate totals.

  • The values in 'state', 'grid-connected', 'grid' and 'primary fuel' cells is based a range of publically available data including data sourced from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Energy Supply Association of Australia.

  • The Clean Energy Regulator may periodically republish National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data to reflect the most up to date information available and in line with ongoing compliance activity.

  • The Clean Energy Regulator takes all reasonable efforts to ensure the information published on its website is accurate at the time of publication.

The Clean Energy Regulator defines the following terms for the purposes of electricity emissions and production data:

Designated generation facility: A designated generation facility, is a facility where the principle activity is electricity production. Facilities that generate electricity for their own use or as a secondary activity are not considered a designated generation facility and therefore not included in this publication. This publication also excludes facilities that form part of a vertically-integrated production process.

Emissions intensity: Emissions intensity data is defined as reported scope 1 emissions divided by reported electricity production. Electricity production is based on total generation reported through National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting, including the use of electricity by the facility. The emissions intensities in this report are based on data as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator and no adjustment has been made to reflect any specific circumstances. Emissions intensities elsewhere are more typically measured (including by AEMO) based on energy sent out to the grid, which results in a higher emissions intensity per designated generation facility.

Grid-connected: Grid-connected refers to connection to a designated electricity network, which comprise Australia’s five main electricity grids: the National Electricity Market, the South West interconnected system, the North West interconnected system, the Darwin to Katherine network and the Mount Isa-Cloncurry supply network for the purposes of the safeguard mechanism.

Designated generation facility aggregates: If a report submitted under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme contains a facility aggregate, and does not include disaggregated information for individual facilities, data will be published at the aggregated level.

Designated generation facilities cannot apply to have their facility level data withheld under section 25 of the NGER Act.

Downloadable version of the data table

documentasset:Designated generation facility data 2015–16
  
  
  
  
  
  
Vales Point Power StationDELTA ELECTRICITY
3,087,615
3,771,595
NEMBlack Coal
Corporate TotalDELTA ELECTRICITY
3,087,626
3,795,079
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Diamantina Power StationDIAMANTINA HOLDING COMPANY PTY LIMITED
681,541
1,716,883
Mt IsaGas
Corporate TotalDIAMANTINA HOLDING COMPANY PTY LIMITED
681,541
1,716,883
--
Royalla Solar FarmDIF INFRA 4 HOLDINGS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
0
38,569
NEMSolar
Corporate TotalDIF INFRA 4 HOLDINGS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
0
38,569
--
Jeeralang Power StationECOGEN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
52,033
68,881
NEMGas
Newport Power StationECOGEN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
185,976
332,322
NEMGas
Corporate TotalECOGEN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
238,009
401,203
--
Albany Wind FarmELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
12
95,873
SWISWind
Bremer Bay Wind Diesel Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
14
1,734
SWISWind/Diesel
Cockburn Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
251,963
638,181
SWISGas
Collie Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
2,051,107
2,272,473
SWISBlack Coal
Coral Bay Wind Diesel Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
1,541
3,361
Off-gridWind/Diesel
Denham Wind FarmELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
0
1,856
Off-gridWind
Esperance Wind FarmELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
0
14,316
Off-gridWind
Hopetoun Wind Diesel Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
2,366
5,127
Off-gridWind/Diesel
Kalbarri Wind FarmELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
0
3,841
SWISWind
Kalgoorlie Gas Turbine StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
2,151
1,767
SWISGas
Kwinana Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
367,213
686,104
SWISGas
Muja Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
4,270,462
4,424,699
SWISBlack Coal
Mungarra Gas Turbine StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
14,545
18,198
SWISGas
Pinjar Gas Turbine StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
496,932
610,453
SWISGas
South West Cogeneration Joint VentureELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
462,828
736,693
SWISGas
Corporate TotalELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
7,921,134
9,514,675
--
Ravensthorpe Power StationELECTRICITY NETWORKS CORPORATION
76
108
SWISLiquid Fuel
Corporate TotalELECTRICITY NETWORKS CORPORATION
76
108
--
Energy Impact - Bromelton Peak Generation PlantENERGEX LTD
851
1,180
NEMLiquid Fuel
Energy Impact - GenerationENERGEX LTD
715
1,014
NEMLiquid Fuel
Corporate TotalENERGEX LTD
1,566
2,194
--
Appin CSM Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
123,944
158,933
NEMCoal Seam Methane
Ardyaloon Remote Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
1,472
2,009
Off-gridLiquid Fuel
Beagle Bay Remote Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
1,356
1,871
Off-gridLiquid Fuel
Berwick LFG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
1,161
18,169
NEMLandfill Gas
Bidyadanga Remote Power StaitonDUET COMPANY LIMITED
2,306
3,229
Off-gridLiquid Fuel
Broadmeadows LFG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
1,117
17,503
NEMLandfill Gas
Brooklyn LFG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
896
14,433
NEMLandfill Gas
Broome LNG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
81,444
145,064
Off-gridGas/Diesel
Browns Plains LFG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
810
12,757
NEMLandfill Gas
Century Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
1,195
1,698
Mt IsaDiesel
Clayton LFG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
4,215
75,366
NEMLandfill Gas
Coober Pedy Remote Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
8,455
12,445
Off-gridDiesel
Derby LNG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
21,851
37,454
Off-gridGas/Diesel
Djarandjin Remote Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
1,394
1,908
Off-gridLiquid Fuel
Eastern Creek LFG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
700
12,093
NEMLandfill Gas
Fitzroy Crossing LNG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
9,575
14,802
Off-gridGas/Diesel
Gascoyne Junction Remote Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
627
782
Off-gridLiquid Fuel
German Creek CMM Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
173,850
323,059
NEMWaste Coal Mine Gas
Glennies Creek Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
50,061
93,783
NEMWaste Coal Mine Gas
Halls Creek LNG Power StationDUET COMPANY LIMITED
7,306
11,968
Off-gridGas/Diesel
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Data revisions:

The original data was published on 28 February 2017 and represents data as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 23 February 2017.

Updated data for Snowy Hydro Limited was published on 18 April 2017 to reflect a report resubmission on 10 April 2017.

Data was republished on 27 October 2017 and represents data as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 18 October 2017.

  • This republication includes updated data for the following designated generation facilities to reflect report resubmissions: Alcoa Australian Holdings Pty Ltd (Alinta Pinjarra Generation Facility), IFM Renewable Energy Pty Ltd (Ord Hydro), Snowtown South Wind Farm Pty. Ltd (Snowtown South Wind Farm), Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 Pty. Ltd (Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2).
  • The following corporations and facilities were added to the publication following submission of data: CBWF Holdings Pty Limited (Facility), Fengate Exmouth Energy SPV Pty Ltd (Exmouth Power Station Pty Ltd).

Data was republished on 14 November 2018 and represents data as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 15 October 2018.

  • This republication includes updated data for the following registered corporations to reflect report resubmissions: Duet Company Limited (Appin CSM Power Station, Tahmoor Power Station, Tower CSM Power Station), Stanwell Corporation Limited (Tarong Power Stations)
  • The following corporations and facilities were added to the publication following submission of data: Duet Company Limited (Belrose LFG Power Station, Corio LFG Power Station, Grange Avenue LFG Power Station, Highbury LFG Power Station, Tea Tree Gully LFG Power Station, Teralba Power Station), Power Water Corporation (Alpurrurulam (Lake Nash), Amanbidgi (Kildurk), Ampilatwatja (Alparra, Ammaroo), Amunturangu, Aputula (Finke), Areyonga (Utju), Atitjere (Harts Range), Berrimah Power Station, Borroloola Generation, Bulla Camp, Bulman, Daly Waters Generation, Elliot Generation, Engawala (Alcoota), Epenarra, Eva Valley, Galiwinku (Elcho Island), Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella), Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff), Imangara (Murray Downs), Imanpa (Mount Ebenezer), Kalkaringi (Wave Hill), Kaltukatjara (Docker River), Lajamanu (Hooker Creek), Laramba (Napperby), Maningrida, Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Milingimbi, Milyakburra (Bickerton Island), Minjilang (Croker Island), Minyerri (Hodgson Downs), Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River), Nguiu (Bathurst Island), Ngukurr (Roper River), Numbulwar (Rose River), Nyirripi (Waite Creek), Orwaitilla (Canteen Creek), Palumpa, Papunya, Peppimenarti, Pidgeon Hole, Pirlangimpi (Garden Point), Ramingining, Robinson River, Tara (Neutral Junction), Ti Tree Generation, Timber Creek Generation, Titjikala (Maryvale), Umbakumba, Wadeye (Port Keats), Walungurru (Kintore), Warruwi (Goulburn Is), Wilora (Stirling), Wirliyatjarrayi (Willowra), Yarralin, Yuendumu)
  • The following facilities were removed from the publication following submission of data: Duet Company Limited (Belrose and Grange Power Station, EDL LFG (VIC), Highbury and Tea Trea Gully), Power Water Corporation (Katherine Region, Northern (Darwin Region), Remote Centres Generation, Southern Region)

Electricity sector emissions and production data 2015–16

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2017.

From 2014–15, the Clean Energy Regulator has published total electricity production and emissions data to provide greater transparency in terms of how the sector is tracking in relation to the sectoral baseline as set under the safeguard mechanism.

Under the safeguard mechanism, a sectoral baseline will apply collectively to grid-connected generators until it is exceeded. Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 the sectoral baseline is set at 198 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent, based on electricity sector’s emissions from 2009–10 to 2013–14. Sectoral emissions will be compared with the sectoral baseline from 2016–17 onwards.

In 2015–16 total reported scope one emissions from grid connected generators was 179.1 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalence.

Notes for publication

  • The 2015–16 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting dataset uses the updated global warming potential values introduced on 1 July 2015 through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008. To allow for a like for like comparison, data from previous years has been adjusted to reflect updated global warming potentials for some reported gases.
  •  The information contained in this publication is as reported by controlling corporations.

  • Grid-connected refers to a facility's connection to a one of Australia's five main electricity grids.

  • Facilities may appear twice where joint venture partners report totals for facilities in joint venture.

  • The Clean Energy Regulator may periodically republish National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data to reflect the most up to date information available and in line with ongoing compliance activity.

Type of totalElectricity production (GJ)Electricity production (Mwh)Scope 1 (t CO2-e)Scope 2 (t CO2-e)Total emissions (t CO2-e)
Grand t​otal824,932,962229,148,045180,923,6281,591,770183,275,398
Grid connected total813,211,033225,891,954179,099,6141,591,737180,691,351

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