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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2020-21

16 January 2024

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 2020-21

Information as at 28 February 2022.

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).
  • 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 de​fined 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 include 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 2020-21

  
  
  
  
  
  
Cathedral Rocks Wind FarmACCIONA ENERGY OCEANIA PTY LTD
47
512,455
NEMWind
Bayswater Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
12,763,444
51,517,714
NEMBlack Coal
Bogong Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
83
314,481
NEMHydro
Broken Hill Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED
81
408,929
NEMSolar
Clover HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
2
1,481
NEMHydro
Copeton HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
33,585
NEMHydro
Dartmouth HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
153,275
NEMHydro
Eildon HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
10
401,140
NEMHydro
Glenbawn HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
123
NEMHydro
Hallett (Stage 1) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
125
1,062,039
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 2) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
84
812,671
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 4) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
191
1,506,996
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 5) Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
65
465,379
NEMWind
Hunter Valley Gas TurbinesAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
0
NEMGas
Kwinana Swift Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
20,567
124,238
SWISGas
Liddell Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
7,021,228
26,305,616
NEMBlack Coal
Loy Yang Power Station and MineAGL ENERGY LIMITED
19,153,341
59,031,839
NEMBrown Coal
Macarthur Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
7,637
2,641,871
NEMWind
McKay Creek HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
2
386,791
NEMHydro
Rubicon Hydro SchemeAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
0
NEMHydro
Nyngan Solar PlantAGL ENERGY LIMITED
154
840,121
NEMSolar
Oaklands Hill Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
63
630,310
NEMWind
Silverton Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
81
2,826,436
NEMWind
Somerton Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
70,675
360,423
NEMGas
Wattle Point Wind FarmAGL ENERGY LIMITED
78
950,951
NEMWind
Torrens Island Power StationAGL ENERGY LIMITED
957,873
6,008,329
NEMGas
Burrendong HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
43,303
NEMHydro
West Kiewa HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
1
609,716
NEMHydro
Yarrawonga HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
156,774
NEMHydro
Pindari HydroAGL ENERGY LIMITED
0
0
NEMHydro
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Electricity sector emissions and production data 2020-21

Information as at 28 February 2022.

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 m​echanism, 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 2020-21, total reported scope 1 emissions from grid-connected generators was 148 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 total Electricity production (GJ) Electricity production (MWh) Scope 1
(t CO2-e)
Scope 2
(t CO2-e)
Total emissions
(t CO2-e)
Grand total786,001,487218,333,748150,128,7251,701,253151,829,978
Grid connected total771,582,983214,328,608148,256,4451,699,751149,956,196



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