Safeguard Rule, we publish information relating to
emissions baseline determinations (baselines).
The safeguard baselines table includes facilities that have been issued a baseline determination under the safeguard mechanism.
Inclusion in this table does not mean a facility will be covered by the safeguard mechanism for 2020–21 or for future financial years.
Coverage will depend on whether the facility's covered emissions for the relevant financial year exceed the 100,000 tonne carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) safeguard threshold. Additionally, in the case of designated generation facilities that are connected to a designated electricity network (grid-connected electricity generators), facilities will only be covered once the sectoral baseline has been exceeded.
Responsible emitters identified on the safeguard baselines table can keep their emissions down in a number of ways. For example, a responsible emitter may
purchase Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) and surrender them to offset their emissions, or generate their own ACCUs by
carrying out a project under the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Facilities that meet or exceed the safeguard threshold in a financial year from 1 July 2016 onwards, are referred to as designated large facilities for the purposes of the safeguard mechanism.
The safeguard baselines table was last updated on
05 July 2022 to reflect baseline determinations made under the safeguard mechanism. The Clean Energy Regulator will continue to update this information as baseline determinations are made and new information becomes available.
*Updates to a determination’s details could be for a number of reasons including as a result of baselines expiring or being replaced, extensions to end dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a variation of a baseline emissions number including for global warming potential updates, publication of a baseline emissions number that was previously withheld pending the outcome of a section 25 application or update to facility name or responsible emitter details. These are updates to already published determinations and do not affect the number of baseline determinations published.
Current Baseline number:
Calculated baselines are determined based on an independently audited forecast of production and either forecast emissions intensity provided by the responsible emitter or the default emissions intensity value, set out in the Safeguard Rule. The baseline is calculated by multiplying forecast production by the emissions intensity of that production. Where a calculated baseline is determined using one or more default emissions intensity values, the baseline number will not necessarily represent expected future emissions.
In certain circumstances, we may amend:
A registered corporation or a person required to report under the NGER Act, may apply to have its data withheld from publication. A request can only be made in relation to information which reveals or could be capable of revealing a trade secret or any other matter having a commercial value that would be, or could reasonably be expected to be, destroyed or diminished if the information were disclosed specific to the facility or responsible emitter.
See what data is published and why for more information.
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