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Safeguard facility reported emissions 2016–17

26 March 2020

Important information for responsible emitters

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, amendments have been made to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 in recognition of the widespread disruption that COVID-19 has caused for business operations. The amendments:

  • Retain reported baselines for an extra year (reported baselines now cease on 1 July 2021)
  • Extend calculated baselines that ceased on 1 July 2019, by a year (the expired calculated baseline will have effect for 2019-20, unless replaced with a new baseline determination)
  • Allow facilities to use site-specific values for calculated baselines that commence in 2020-21 (formerly 2019-20 was the last year)
  • Allow responsible emitters to opt-in to extend a multi-year monitoring period that ceases on 1 July 2020, by one year
  • Allow a new facility criteria calculated baseline to commence in 2020-21 at the latest (formerly 2019-20), and
  • Delay the introduction of benchmark baselines for new facilities by a year (now will commence 1 July 2021).

This follows another recent amendment to include prescribed production variables and default emissions intensities in Schedules 2 and 3 of the Safeguard Rule which means that applications can now use prescribed production variables and default emissions intensities.


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.

Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) issued at a safeguard facility:

  • To avoid counting offsets twice, a facility that is covered by the safeguard mechanism and also generates ACCUs under the Emissions Reduction Fund will have any ACCUs that are issued during a financial year, added to its net emissions number.
  • This means that an affected safeguard facility’s net emissions number will be the total amount of covered emissions for the year, plus the total amount of ACCUs issued, minus any ACCUs surrendered. A new ‘Australian carbon credit units issued’ column has been added to the 2016–17 safeguard facility data table to flag those facilities where ACCUs have been added to a net emissions number.

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

  
  
  
  
  
  
Gippsland Basin facilityESSO AUSTRALIA RESOURCES PTY LTD2,380,595
1,875,564
0
1,875,564
Glendell MineMT OWEN PTY LIMITED448,015
142,331
0
142,331
Goonyella Broadmeadow MineBM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Limited1,919,577
1,077,794
0
1,077,794
Gorgon OperationsCHEVRON AUSTRALIA PTY LTD8,338,429
7,721,771
0
7,721,771
Gove OperationsALCAN GOVE PTY LIMITED150,123
129,407
68,305
150,123
Grosvenor MineANGLO COAL (GROSVENOR MANAGEMENT) PTY LTD1,390,317
1,020,217
0
1,020,217
Hail Creek MineHAIL CREEK COAL PTY LTD591,957
512,257
0
512,257
Hope Downs 1 MineHamersley HMS Pty Ltd146,322
147,190
868
146,322
Hunter Valley OperationsCoal & Allied (NSW) Pty Limited1,162,065
548,415
0
548,415
HVY01 Hunter Valley Energy Coal - CCL FacilityHunter Valley Energy Coal Pty Ltd1,461,382
460,897
0
460,897
Integra Underground MineHV Coking Coal Pty Limited1,073,662
226,664
0
226,664
Jellinbah MineJELLINBAH MINING PTY LTD237,262
242,448
5,186
237,262
Jemena Gas NetworksJemena Gas Networks (NSW) Ltd528,234
351,218
0
351,218
Jimblebar MineBHP BILLITON IRON ORE PTY. LTD.225,310
216,882
0
216,882
Jundee Gold MineNorthern Star Resources Ltd124,432
101,563
0
101,563
Kemerton Silicon SmelterSIMCOA OPERATIONS PTY. LTD.103,809
102,987
0
102,987
Kestrel MineKESTREL COAL PTY LIMITED718,062
465,233
0
465,233
Koolyanobbing/Windarling OperationsCliffs Natural Resources Holdings Pty Ltd155,569
111,149
0
111,149
Kooragang IslandORICA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD1,304,824
1,281,927
0
1,281,927
Kwinana Alumina RefineryAlcoa of Australia Limited1,309,104
1,282,994
0
1,282,994
Kwinana Pigment PlantTronox Management Pty Ltd324,572
309,154
0
309,154
Kwinana RefineryBP REFINERY (KWINANA) PROPRIETARY LIMITED739,256
660,542
0
660,542
Lake Vermont MineTHIESS PTY LTD222,168
210,118
0
210,118
Lang LangLattice Energy Limited257,424
173,553
0
173,553
Leinster Power StationTEC DESERT PTY LTD173,336
168,384
0
168,384
Liddell Coal MineLIDDELL COAL OPERATIONS PTY. LIMITED456,442
172,739
0
172,739
Mandalong MineCENTENNIAL MANDALONG PTY LIMITED1,560,761
1,560,761
0
1,560,761
MangoolaMANGOOLA COAL OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED274,856
116,801
0
116,801
Mannering CollieryLAKECOAL PTY LTD210,243
128,138
0
128,138
Marandoo MineHamersley Iron Pty. Limited160,856
138,251
0
138,251
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