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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2019-20

25 February 2021

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 (the agency), by 31 October each year. By 28 February each year, the agency 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 2019–20

Information as at 25 February 2021.

Notes for publication

  • The information contained in this publication is as reported by registered 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.
  • Columns for 'State', 'Emissions Intensity', 'Grid Connected', 'Grid' and 'Primary Fuel' contain "-" for corporate totals, because these types of data are facility-specific and not applicable at the corporation level.
  • In cases where a corporation has responsibility for two or more designated generation facilities the agency is required to publish both facility specific information and the totals of the designated generation facilities for each controlling corporation.
  • Values in the columns for 'State', 'Grid Connected', 'Grid' and 'Primary Fuel' are based on a range of publicly available data including data sourced from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Energy Supply Association of Australia.
  • The agency may periodically republish NGER data to reflect the most up to date information available and in line with ongoing compliance activity.
  • The agency takes all reasonable efforts to ensure the information published on its website is accurate at the time of publication.

We define the following terms for the purposes of electricity emissions and generation data:

Designated generation facility: A designated generation facility is a facility where the principal 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 NGER, including electricity used by the facility. The emissions intensities in this report are based on data as reported to the agency and no adjustment has been made to reflect any specific circumstances. Emissions intensities elsewhere are more typically measured (including by AEMO) based on electricity 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. The designated electricity networks are: 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 NGER 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 by designated generation facility 2019-20
  
  
  
  
  
  
Loy Yang Power Station and MineAGL ENERGY LIMITED
16,683,326
52,787,806
NEMBrown Coal
Bayswater Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
14,013,621
56,724,062
NEMBlack Coal
Eraring Power StationORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED
13,219,982
53,580,557
NEMBlack Coal
Yallourn Power StationENERGYAUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED
12,363,773
34,777,548
NEMBrown Coal
Loy Yang B Power StationPIONEER SAIL HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED
10,443,495
33,769,928
NEMBrown Coal
Liddell Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
9,970,686
37,960,485
NEMBlack Coal
Tarong Power StationsSTANWELL CORPORATION LIMITED
9,770,532
39,966,989
NEMBlack Coal
Gladstone Power StationNRG VICTORIA I PTY LTD
7,241,154
27,368,521
NEMBlack Coal
Stanwell Power StationSTANWELL CORPORATION LIMITED
7,138,311
29,874,970
NEMBlack Coal
Vales Point Power StationDELTA ELECTRICITY PTY LTD
6,471,988
26,561,860
NEMBlack Coal
Millmerran Power Station (facility)OZGEN HOLDINGS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
5,717,050
24,807,874
NEMBlack Coal
Callide C Power StationC S ENERGY LIMITED
5,101,734
20,169,245
NEMBlack Coal
Callide C Power Station (facility)OZGEN HOLDINGS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
5,101,734
20,169,245
NEMBlack Coal
Callide B Power StationC S ENERGY LIMITED
4,612,039
17,537,843
NEMBlack Coal
Mt Piper Power StationENERGYAUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED
4,395,580
18,698,302
NEMBlack Coal
Muja Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
3,588,105
14,013,497
SWISBlack Coal
Kogan Creek Power StationC S ENERGY LIMITED
3,486,138
14,928,102
NEMBlack Coal
Bluewaters Power 1BLUEWATERS POWER 1 PTY LTD
1,469,272
6,277,068
SWISBlack Coal
Bluewaters Power 2BLUEWATERS POWER 2 PTY LTD
1,434,244
6,378,372
SWISBlack Coal
Alinta Pinjarra Generation FacilityALCOA AUSTRALIAN HOLDINGS PTY LTD
1,340,502
6,851,412
SWISGas
Torrens Island Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1,262,196
7,836,105
NEMGas
Pelican Point Power StationINTERNATIONAL POWER (AUSTRALIA) HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED
1,103,517
9,985,607
NEMGas
Darling Downs Power StationORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED
931,025
7,837,519
NEMGas
Collie Power StationELECTRICITY GENERATION AND RETAIL CORPORATION
890,846
3,463,536
SWISBlack Coal
Diamantina Power StationAPT PIPELINES LIMITED
701,504
6,168,352
Mt IsaGas
Kwinana Gas Fired Power StationNEWGEN KWINANA HOLDINGS PTY LTD
664,160
6,207,635
SWISGas
Tallawarra Power StationENERGYAUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED
538,885
5,254,210
NEMGas
Mortlake Power StationORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED
531,968
3,484,915
NEMGas
Channel Island Power StationPOWER GENERATION CORPORATION
502,511
3,125,272
DKISGas
Newport Power StationENERGYAUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED
487,991
3,286,246
NEMGas
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Electricity sector emissions and production data 2019–20

Information as at 25 February 2021.

The agency publishes total electricity generation and emissions data to assist with tracking the sector in relation to the sectoral baseline as set under the safeguard mechanism.

Under the safeguard mechanism, a sectoral baseline applies collectively to grid-connected generators. Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 the sectoral baseline is set at 198 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), based on electricity sector’s emissions from 2009–10 to 2013–14. If the sectoral baseline is exceeded collectively by grid-connected generators, it will no longer apply and individual baselines will apply to generators.

In 2019–20, total reported scope 1 emissions from grid-connected generators was 155 million tonnes CO2-e.

Notes for publication

  • The information contained in this publication is as reported by registered corporations.
  • Facilities may appear twice in the above data where joint venture partners report totals for facilities in joint venture. There is no duplication included in the below totals.
  • The agency may periodically republish NGER data to reflect the most up to date information available and in line with ongoing compliance activity.
Type of totalElectricity production (GJ)Electricity production (MWh)Scope 1 (t CO2-e)Scope 2 (t CO2-e)Total emissions (t CO2-e)
Grand total801,075,331222,520,655156,859,4181,723,825158,583,243
Grid connected total787,368,085218,713,087155,025,2521,722,012156,747,264


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