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2016-17 Safeguard facility reported emissions

14 March 2018

The safeguard mechanism commenced on 1 July 2016 and applies to all facilities that emit more than 100 000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emissions in a financial year (the reporting year). Emissions from covered facilities are reported through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme, by 31 October following each financial year.

Responsible emitters for covered facilities must ensure that they are not in an excess emissions situation on or after 1 March following each reporting year, and have a number of options available to manage any excess emissions.

The Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish information about all covered facilities for each reporting year. Information published includes the baseline emissions number in force for that year, total reported emissions, the responsible emitter(s) for each facility, and any Australian carbon credit units surrendered.

Under the safeguard mechanism, the Clean Energy Regulator is also required to publish emissions for grid-connected electricity generator facilities. See more information about electricity sector emissions and generation data.

2016–17 Reporting year summary

DescriptionTotal
Facilities covered under the safeguard mechanism 203
Combined covered emissions (million tonnes CO2-e)131.3
Multi-year monitoring periods6
Baseline variations2
Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) surrendered 448,097

Notes about this publication

Baseline number:

  • A facility may have been issued multiple baselines under the safeguard mechanism, however only one baseline applies in relation to the 2016–17 reporting year.
  • Baselines and other information that are withheld may be pending the submission of an application, or a decision under, section 25 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act).

Multi-year monitoring period determinations:

  • Under section 65 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (Safeguard Rule), responsible emitters may apply to the Clean Energy Regulator for a multi-year monitoring period to be declared in relation to a facility.
  • Where a multi-year monitoring period has been granted, the baseline emissions number for the facility is calculated as a single baseline number that applies across the entire multi-year monitoring period. At the end of the period, aggregate covered emissions for the two or three year period (plus or minus any Australian carbon credit units issued or surrendered) are compared against this baseline number to determine whether the facility is in an excess emissions situation.

Baseline variation for an improvement in emissions intensity:

  • Under section 46 of the Safeguard Rule, responsible emitters may apply to the Clean Energy Regulator for a facility’s baseline to be varied, where they can demonstrate that the emissions intensity at a facility has improved.
  • Provided the relevant tests are met, the facility’s baseline is varied to the level of covered emissions from the facility, for a particular financial year.

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

2016–17 Safeguard facilities data

The table below is a list of facilities covered under the safeguard mechanism for the 2016–17 reporting year.

Downloadable version of the data table

Documentasset: 2016–17 Safeguard facilities data

  
  
  
  
  
  
Angaston OperationsAdelaide Brighton Ltd.
Withheld
Withheld
Withheld
Withheld
APLNG LNG FacilityConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd
2,599,192
1,906,267
0
1,906,267
APN01 Appin Colliery - ICH FacilityEndeavour Coal Pty Limited
3,960,227
2,384,840
0
2,384,840
APU01 Pyrenees - AOA FacilityBHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd
1,765,149
592,482
0
592,482
ARC01 Mining Area C - MNG FacilityBHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty. Ltd.
354,064
307,622
0
307,622
Ashton Coal Mine (Underground)ASHTON COAL OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED
501,235
339,443
0
339,443
ATCO Gas Australia Pty LtdATCO Gas Australia GP Pty Ltd
159,142
165,165
6,023
159,142
Aurizon Rail Freight NSWAurizon Operations Limited
134,160
104,248
0
104,248
Aurizon Rail Freight QLDAURIZON OPERATIONS LIMITED
418,007
167,793
0
167,793
AusNet Gas ServicesAusNet Gas Services Pty Ltd
169,898
163,901
0
163,901
Austar Coal Mine (Underground)Austar Coal Mine Pty Limited
211,460
113,723
0
113,723
Australian Gas Networks (SA) LtdAustralian Gas Networks Limited
300,947
206,161
0
206,161
Australian Gas Networks (Vic) Pty LtdAustralian Gas Networks Limited
317,176
272,892
0
272,892
AWR Rail Freight WAAustralia Western Railroad Pty Ltd
216,451
169,479
0
169,479
BalleraSantos Limited
439,404
156,057
0
156,057
Bell Bay SmelterRio Tinto Aluminium (Bell Bay) Limited
365,384
355,174
0
355,174
Beltana / Blakefield SouthBulga Coal Management Pty Limited
3,314,944
2,677,829
0
2,677,829
Bengalla OperationsBengalla Mining Company Pty Limited
443,494
429,011
0
429,011
Big Lake GasSantos Limited
140,474
121,642
0
121,642
Birkenhead OperationsAdelaide Brighton Ltd.
Withheld
Withheld
Withheld
Withheld
Blackwater MineBM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Limited
768,909
626,090
0
626,090
Boddington MineNewmont Boddington Pty Ltd
208,038
207,938
0
207,938
Boggabri Coal MinesiteBoggabri Coal Pty Limited
186,032
183,750
0
183,750
Boyne Smelters LimitedRio Tinto Aluminium Limited
1,052,982
996,650
0
996,650
Brockman 2 / Nammuldi MinesHamersley Iron Pty. Limited
316,854
266,172
0
266,172
Brockman 4 MineHamersley Iron Pty. Limited
144,745
135,344
0
135,344
Bulga OpencutBulga Coal Management Pty Limited
673,617
441,453
0
441,453
CAN01 Cannington Silver and Lead MineSouth32 Cannington Proprietary Limited
143,326
123,826
0
123,826
Capcoal MineAnglo Coal (Capcoal Management) Pty Limited
1,979,964
2,113,068
133,104
1,979,964
Carborough Downs coal mineFITZROY (CQ) PTY LTD
769,935
201,008
0
201,008
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