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Safeguard facility reported emissions 2017–18

14 March 2019

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.

2017–18 Reporting year summary

DescriptionTotal
Facilities covered under the safeguard mechanism211
Combined covered emissions (million tonnes CO2-e)138.4
Multi-year monitoring periods in place​17
Baseline variations2
Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) surrendered 259,528

Notes about this publication

Baseline number:

  • Where a facility has both a reported baseline and a calculated baseline, the calculated baseline will be ‘in force’, until such time as it expires.
  • If a facility has had more than one calculated baseline determination made, the most recently made one will be the baseline that is ‘in force’.
  • ​​Where a facility has had its baseline temporarily varied due to improved emissions intensity, the variation will be ‘in force’, for that particular financial year.
  • Baselines 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.

2017–18 Safeguard facilities data

The table below is a list of facilities covered under the safeguard mechanism for the 2017–18​ reporting year.

Downloadable version of the data table

Documentasset: 2017–18 Safeguard facilities data

  
  
  
  
  
  
Angaston OperationsADELAIDE BRIGHTON LIMITEDWithheld
121,946
Withheld
Withheld
APLNG LNG FacilityCONOCOPHILLIPS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD2,599,192
2,016,417
0
2,016,417
APN01 Appin Colliery - ICH FacilityENDEAVOUR COAL PTY LIMITED3,960,227
1,915,679
0
1,915,679
APU01 Pyrenees - AOA FacilityBHP BILLITON PETROLEUM PTY LTD1,765,149
899,638
0
899,638
ARC01 Mining Area C - MNG FacilityBHP BILLITON IRON ORE PTY. LTD.354,064
325,339
0
325,339
Ashton Coal Mine (Underground)ASHTON COAL OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED501,235
259,148
0
259,148
ATCO Gas Australia Pty LtdATCO GAS AUSTRALIA GP PTY LTD159,142
159,734
592
159,142
Aurizon Rail Freight NSWAURIZON OPERATIONS LIMITED134,160
119,522
0
119,522
Aurizon Rail Freight QLDAURIZON OPERATIONS LIMITED418,007
164,674
0
164,674
AusNet Gas ServicesSPI NETWORKS (GAS) PTY LTD169,898
165,454
0
165,454
Austar Coal Mine (Underground)AUSTAR COAL MINE PTY LIMITED211,460
146,671
0
146,671
Australian Gas Networks (SA) LtdAUSTRALIAN GAS NETWORKS LIMITED300,947
208,205
0
208,205
Australian Gas Networks (Vic) Pty LtdAUSTRALIAN GAS NETWORKS LIMITED317,176
257,771
0
257,771
AWR Rail Freight WAAUSTRALIA WESTERN RAILROAD PTY LTD216,451
160,565
0
160,565
BalleraSANTOS LIMITED439,404
165,526
0
165,526
Batchfire Resources No.1BATCHFIRE RESOURCES PTY LTD252,425
136,744
0
136,744
Bell Bay SmelterRIO TINTO ALUMINIUM (BELL BAY) LIMITED365,384
355,761
0
355,761
Beltana / Blakefield SouthBULGA COAL MANAGEMENT PTY LIMITED3,314,944
1,503,072
0
1,503,072
Bengalla OperationsBENGALLA MINING COMPANY PTY LIMITED443,494
425,713
0
425,713
Big Lake GasSANTOS LIMITED140,474
111,601
0
111,601
Birkenhead OperationsADELAIDE BRIGHTON LIMITEDWithheld
834,230
Withheld
Withheld
Blackwater MineBM ALLIANCE COAL OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED768,909
592,763
0
592,763
Boddington MineNEWMONT BODDINGTON PTY LTD208,038
187,137
0
187,137
Boggabri Coal MinesiteBOGGABRI COAL PTY LIMITED186,032
177,065
0
177,065
Boyne Smelters LimitedRIO TINTO ALUMINIUM LIMITED1,052,982
933,075
0
933,075
Brockman 2 / Nammuldi MinesHAMERSLEY IRON PTY. LIMITED316,854
255,798
0
255,798
Brockman 4 MineHAMERSLEY IRON PTY. LIMITED144,745
132,773
0
132,773
Bulga OpencutBULGA COAL MANAGEMENT PTY LIMITED673,617
537,321
0
537,321
Byerwen MineBYERWEN COAL PTY LTD353,323
103,726
0
103,726
CAN01 Cannington Silver and Lead MineSOUTH32 CANNINGTON PROPRIETARY LIMITED143,326
116,427
0
116,427
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