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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2017–18

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25 March 2019

​​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 gene​rator, as well as aggregated emissions and production for the entire sector.

Designated generation facility data 2017–18

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2019.

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 2017–18
  
  
  
  
  
  
Cathedral Rocks Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
48
550,950
NEMWind
Gunning Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
44
601,740
NEMWind
Mt Gellibrand Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
0
4,320
NEMWind
Waubra Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY. LTD.
132
2,317,673
NEMWind
Banimboola HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
4
11,089
NEMHydro
Bayswater Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
13,705,014
55,964,880
NEMBlack Coal
Bogong Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
82
290,885
NEMHydro
Broken Hill Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED
78
470,545
NEMSolar
Burrendong HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
130,417
NEMHydro
Clover HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
2
195,811
NEMHydro
Coopers CogenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
17,445
84,730
NEMGas
Copeton HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
148,524
NEMHydro
Dartmouth HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
201,611
NEMHydro
Eildon HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
13
668,859
NEMHydro
Glenbawn HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
70,572
NEMHydro
Glenorchy Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
517
32,986
NEMLandfill Gas
Hallett (Stage 1) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
96
1,126,198
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 2) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
71
901,465
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 4) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
152
1,708,149
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 5) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
62
582,085
NEMWind
Hobart Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
358
22,430
NEMLandfill Gas
Hunter Valley Gas TurbinesAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1,037
3,073
NEMGas
Kemps Creek Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
633
47,007
NEMLandfill Gas
Kincumber Landfill GenerationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
142
7,588
NEMLandfill Gas
Liddell Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
7,799,843
30,667,257
NEMBlack Coal
Loy Yang Power Station and MineAGL ENERGY LIMITED
19,861,938
61,026,883
NEMBrown Coal
Macarthur Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
434
3,770,990
NEMWind
McKay Creek HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
6
357,923
NEMHydro
Moranbah Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
33,547
197,704
NEMCoal Seam Methane
Nyngan Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED
150
902,651
NEMSolar
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Electricity sector emissions and production data 2017–18

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2019.

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 2017–18, total reported scope 1 emissions from grid-connected generators was 167 ​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 total818,864,522 227,462,367 169,193,810 1,339,494 170,533,304
Grid connected total805,285,513 223,690,420167,215,836 1,338,707 168,554,543

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