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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2016–17

14 November 2018

​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 2016–17

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2018.

Notes for publication

  • 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 on 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.

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 electricity used 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, defined as: 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::Greenhouse and energy information for designated generation facilities 2016–17
  
  
  
  
  
  
Albany Wind FarmELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION12
309,241
SWISWind
Albury Renewable Energy FacilityLMS ENERGY PTY LTD467
30,891
NEMLandfill gas
Alfred Hospital Cogeneration PlantMOMENTUM ENERGY PTY LIMITED13,692
50,502
NEMGas
Alinta Pinjarra Generation FacilityALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD1,509,401
8,178,801
SWISGas
Alinta Wagerup Generation FacilityALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD90,740
502,063
SWISGas
Alinta Wind FarmINFIGEN ENERGY LIMITED65
1,244,260
SWISWind
Alpurrurulam (Lake Nash)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION1,191
6,644
Off-gridDiesel
Amanbidgi (Kildurk)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION256
973
Off-gridDiesel
Ampilatwatja (Alparra, Ammaroo)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION2,373
12,042
Off-gridDiesel
Amunturangu (Mount Liebig)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION604
2,732
Off-gridDiesel
Angaston Power StationSNOWY HYDRO LIMITED5,267
27,539
NEMLiquid fuel
Appin CSM Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD46,085
232,325
NEMCoal seam methane
Aputula (Finke)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION720
3,616
Off-gridDiesel
Ardyaloon Remote Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD1,337
6,650
Off-gridLiquid fuel
Areyonga (Utju)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION757
3,880
Off-gridDiesel
Atitjere (Harts Range)POWER AND WATER CORPORATION649
3,124
Off-gridDiesel
Atlas Renewable Energy FacilityLMS ENERGY PTY LTD201
12,216
SWISLandfill gas
AustralandORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED738
4,469
NEMGas
Awaba Renewable Energy FacilityLMS ENERGY PTY LTD441
29,108
NEMLandfill gas
Bairnsdale Power StationPIONEER SAIL HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED93,507
606,688
NEMGas
Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty LtdEIT BALD HILLS PTY LTD120
1,269,684
NEMWind
Ballarat Renewable Energy FacilityLMS ENERGY PTY LTD370
23,988
NEMLandfill gas
Ballarat Solar ParkORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED-
1,589
NEMSolar
Banimboola HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED3
10,938
NEMHydro
Barcaldine Power Station FacilityENERGY QUEENSLAND LIMITED6,514
14,190
NEMGas
Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm Pty LtdKIAMCO FORESIGHT HANWHA BARCALDINE 1 PTY LTD0
19,343
NEMSolar
Barron Gorge Power StationSTANWELL CORPORATION LIMITED205
459,973
NEMHydro
Bastyan Hydro Power StationHYDRO-ELECTRIC CORPORATION-
1,385,273
NEMHydro
Bayswater Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED14,148,670
57,400,488
NEMBlack coal
Beagle Bay Remote Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD1,261
6,268
Off-gridLiquid fuel
Belrose LFG Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD366
19,850
NEMLandfill gas
Bendigo Renewable Energy FacilityLMS ENERGY PTY LTD231
15,082
NEMSolar
Bendigo Solar ParkORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED-
1,776
NEMSolar
Berwick LFG Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD1,023
57,523
NEMLandfill gas
Bidyadanga Remote Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD2,130
10,434
Off-gridLiquid fuel
Birkdale Renewable Energy FacilityLMS ENERGY PTY LTD331
20,896
NEMLandfill gas
BlackmoresORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED916
4,564
NEMGas
Bluewaters Power 1BLUEWATERS POWER 1 PTY LTD1,632,484
6,584,417
SWISBlack coal
Bluewaters Power 2BLUEWATERS POWER 2 PTY LTD722,562
3,001,090
SWISBlack coal
Boco Rock Wind Farm Pty LtdCWP RENEWABLES PTY LTD116
1,257,486
NEMWind
Bogong Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED87
418,797
NEMHydro
BondORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED556
3,566
NEMGas
Borroloola GenerationPOWER AND WATER CORPORATION4,358
22,837
Off-gridDiesel
Braemar 2 Power StationARROW ENERGY HOLDINGS PTY LTD274,255
1,657,736
NEMCoal seam methane
Braemar Power StationPIONEER SAIL HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED380,305
2,339,088
NEMCoal seam methane
Bremer Bay Wind Diesel Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION10
5,566
SWISWind
Broadmeadows LFG Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD1,115
62,812
NEMLandfill gas
Broadwater Power PlantCAPE BYRON MANAGEMENT PTY LTD7,184
773,555
NEMBagasse
Broken Hill Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED0
459,233
NEMSolar
Brooklyn LFG Power StationCK WILLIAM AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS PTY LTD796
45,953
NEMLandfill gas
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Data revisions:

The original data was published on 28 February 2018 and represents data as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2018.

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: LMS Energy Pty Ltd (Birkdale Renewable Energy Facility, Darwin Renewable Energy Facility, Eastern Creek 2 Renewable Energy Facility, Hampton Park Renewable Energy Facility, Remount Renewable Energy Facility, Rochedale Renewable Energy Facility, South Cardup Renewable Energy Facility), Stanwell Corporation (Barron Gorge Power Station, Kareeya Power Station, Tarong Power Station)
  • The following corporations and facilities were added to the publication following submission of data: KIAMCO Foresight Hanwha Barcaldine 1 Pty Ltd (Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm Pty Ltd)

Electricity sector emissions and production data 2016–17

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2018.

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 2016–17, total reported scope 1 emissions from grid-connected generators was 176.2 ​million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalence.

Notes for publication

  • The information contained in this publication is as reported by controlling corporations.
  • 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 total Electricity production (GJ) Electricity production (MWh) Scope 1 (t CO2-e) Scope 2 (t CO2-e) Total emissions (t CO2-e)
Grand total818,924,521 227,479,013 175,960,593 1,547,219 182,550,357
Grid connected total807,084,728 224,190,181 174,176,857 1,546,630 180,766,032

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