safeguard mechanism 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 (ACCUs) surrendered.
Under the safeguard mechanism, the Clean Energy Regulator is also required to publish emissions for grid-connected electricity generator facilities. See
electricity sector emissions and generation data for more information.
The Clean Energy Regulator takes all reasonable efforts to ensure the information published on its website is accurate at the time of publication.
The table below is a list of facilities covered under the safeguard mechanism for the 2020-21 reporting year.
documentasset:2020-21 Safeguard facility data
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