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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2015-16

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19 April 2017

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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
  
  
  
  
  
  
Gunning Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
22
165,343
NEMWind
Waubra Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
93
653,372
NEMWind
Corporate TotalACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
115
818,715
--
Banimboola HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
47,238
NEMHydro
Bayswater Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
15,912,788
17,914,930
NEMBlack Coal
Bogong Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
83
73,149
NEMHydro
Broken Hill Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED
3
92,105
NEMSolar
Burrendong HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
6,788
NEMHydro
Clover HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
3
45,704
NEMHydro
Coopers CogenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
18,881
25,392
NEMGas
Copeton HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
12,689
NEMHydro
Dartmouth HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
508,084
NEMHydro
Eildon HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
27
153,184
NEMHydro
Glenbawn HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
9,076
NEMHydro
Glenorchy Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
638
11,052
NEMLandfill Gas
Hallett (Stage 1) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
81
322,418
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 2) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
69
249,159
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 4) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
104
457,255
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 5) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
81
150,012
NEMWind
Hobart Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
383
3,912
NEMLandfill Gas
Hunter Valley Gas TurbinesAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1,332
1,133
NEMGas
Kincumber Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
221
3,819
NEMLandfill Gas
Liddell Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
7,585,578
7,955,426
NEMBlack Coal
Loy Yang Power Station and MineAGL ENERGY LIMITED
18,141,716
15,715,547
NEMBrown Coal
Macarthur Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
348
1,006,701
NEMWind
McKay Creek HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
87,755
NEMHydro
Moranbah Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
20,231
36,304
NEMCoal Seam Methane
Nyngan Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED
159
229,541
NEMSolar
Oaklands Hill Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
68
167,865
NEMWind
Pindari HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
1,153
NEMHydro
Rockingham Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1,255
21,095
SWISLandfill Gas
Rubicon Hydro SchemeAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
46,045
NEMHydro
Shoalhaven Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
259
4,570
NEMLandfill Gas
Somerton Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
10,149
11,647
NEMGas
Torrens Island Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1,514,334
2,628,486
NEMGas/Diesel
Wattle Point Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
45
267,506
NEMWind
Werribee Biogas GeneratorAGL ENERGY LIMITED
2,468
49,225
NEMBiogas
West Kiewa HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
129,377
NEMHydro
Wilpena Pound Solar GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
617
956
Off-gridSolar
Woy Woy Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
451
8,284
NEMLandfill Gas
Yarrawonga HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
46,035
NEMHydro
Corporate TotalAGL ENERGY LIMITED
43,212,374
48,500,618
--
Alinta Pinjarra Generation FacilityALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
1,401,162
withheld
SWISGas
Alinta Wagerup Generation FacilityALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
142,586
223,860
SWISGas/Diesel
Anglesea Power StationALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
184,958
167,880
NEMBrown Coal
Corporate TotalALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
1,728,706
391,740
--
Augusta Power StationsALINTA ENERGY FINANCE PTY LTD
2,630,792
2,601,170
NEMBrown Coal
Bairnsdale Power StationALINTA ENERGY FINANCE PTY LTD
107,099
197,541
NEMGas
Braemar Power StationALINTA ENERGY FINANCE PTY LTD
715,070
1,264,100
NEMCoal Seam Methane
Newman Power StationALINTA ENERGY FINANCE PTY LTD
118,285
121,989
Off-gridGas
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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.

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​otal828,808,674230,224,645180,799,6001,633,347182,432,947
Grid connected total817,874,485227,187,369179,050,9691,633,314180,684,283

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