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29 October 2019

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Calculators and their user guides

NGER threshold calculators and user guides

The Threshold Calculator is a tool to assist users to self-assess if a controlling corporation is likely to have obligations to register and report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act). The Threshold Calculator can be used to obtain an estimate of scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, energy production, and energy consumption based on data entered by the user.

NGER uncertainty calculators and user guides

The uncertainty calculators are designed to assist registered corporations in assessing and reporting the uncertainty associated with their scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions under the NGER scheme. The calculations and factors incorporated in the calculators are in accordance with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 and the methodologies of Chapter 8 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008.

NGER Wastewater (Domestic and Commercial) calculators

The NGER Wastewater (Domestic and Commercial) Calculator is designed to assist reporters to assess the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the treatment of domestic and commercial wastewater. The calculator is designed in accordance with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 and the methodologies of relevant parts of Chapter 5 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008.

NGER Wastewater (Industrial) calculators

The NGER Wastewater (Industrial) Calculator is designed to assist reporters to assess the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the treatment of industrial wastewater. The calculator is designed in accordance with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 and the methodologies of relevant parts of Chapter 5 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008.

Solid waste calculators and user guides

The Solid waste calculator has been designed to help assess the greenhouse gas emissions from landfill operations.

Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

2013–14 interim emissions number reports under section 22AA of the NGER Act

How do I report my IEN for a facility in EERS?

To report your IEN for a facility or facilities, you must include them in your report under section 22AA of the NGER Act. To do this, access the Facility Details page for each facility to be included in the section 22AA report by clicking on the facility in your EERS corporate structure (your corporate structure is displayed on the left-hand navigation page). Having selected the relevant facility, you will be taken to that facility's 'Facility Details' page. Scroll down to the heading Interim Emissions Calculation in the middle of the page:

Image shows first step in reporting an IEN for a facility in EERS as described above.

Change the answer to 'Yes'. EERS will then display the question 'Calculate Interim Emissions Number for Direct Emissions by:'. The options are 'Reasonable IEN Estimate' and 'Using PEN For Previous Year':

Image shows the second step in reporting an IEN for a facility in EERS as described above.

If you choose to calculate the IEN by using a reasonable estimate, as shown in the box below, you will be asked to provide:

  • the estimated IEN
  • reason the previous year's Provisional Emissions Number (PEN) was not used to calculate interim emissions
  • explanation of any calculations
  • explanation of the method of measurement
  • assumptions that were made, and
  • reasons for the choice of method and assumptions.
Image shows the information required to calculate the IEN using a reasonable estimate as listed above.

If you choose to calculate the IEN using the previous year's PEN, EERS will ask you to enter the previous year's PEN(s) for the facility, as shown in the box below. EERS will automatically calculate the IEN based on the PEN you have entered:

Image shows where to enter the previous year's PEN(s) for a facility as describe above.

In the example above, 40000 has been entered as the previous year's PEN for the facility. EERS has therefore calculated the IEN as 30000.

Any saved IEN calculations will appear in the section 22AA report. To generate a draft of the report, click on the Reports tab, and then click on the link S22AA - Interim emissions report.

Scroll down to the fourth heading titled Interim Emissions Report Summary. This will show all your calculated IENs along with the total IEN. The example below only has data entered for calculating the IEN using the previous year's PEN, therefore only the rows for the total IEN and previous year's PEN are filled.

Image shows a completed Interim Emissions Report Summary as described above.

What EERS functions are and are not available for the 2013-14 interim emissions reporting period?

The first release of EERS for the 2013-14 reporting year is to allow reporters with an interim emissions number to prepare and submit their section 22AA interim emissions report.

Reporters will be able to add and remove facilities, add information about their interim emissions number(s) as a direct emitter, add information about their gaseous fuel supply, quotation of their OTN and use of liquid fuels under the Opt-In Scheme as required for their interim emissions report.

Reporters will be unable to add or edit facility activity data in the 2013-14 EERS workspace.

What EERS functions will be available to a reporter (other than an IEN reporter) when EERS is released for interim emissions reporting in April 2014?

Following the release of EERS in April 2014, reporters that do not have an interim emissions number will be able to access the 2013-14 workspace for their organisation and update their corporate structure i.e. by adding and removing group members and facilities.

Reporters will not be able to add or edit facility activity data at this stage.

What is the Small Facilities Percentages link? Should I use it for interim emissions reporting?

The Small Facilities Percentages link enables reporters under section 19 of the NGER Act to report greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption of a facility as a percentage of the corporate group's total emissions and energy, where the facility meets the requirements of regulation 4.26 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.

This link is viewable in the left-hand navigation pane, beneath the Corporate Structure box on the Reporting Entity Information screen in EERS as shown below.

Image is a screenshot of how to access the Small Facilities Percentages link as described above.

What is the Contractor Data tab? Do I need to use it for interim emissions reporting?

The Enter Contractor Data link is used where a contractor conducts an activity or activities that form part of a facility during the reporting year, the facility meets the thresholds outlined in Regulation 4.30 of the NGER Regulations and the report is submitted under sections 19, 22E, 22G or 22X of the NGER Act.

The Enter Contractor data link is located on the Facility Details screen (i.e. when you have selected a facility in your corporate structure).

Image is a screenshot of the Enter Contractor Data link as decribed above.

The Enter Contractor Data link has been enabled as part of the first release of EERS for 2013-14. However, the function is inapplicable for reports submitted under section 22AA of the NGER Act. Reporters should not use the Enter Contractor Data link at this stage.

Reporters that do not have an interim emissions number, but who will be required to report on their contractor's data later in the year should not use the Enter Contractor Data link at this stage. The Clean Energy Regulator will advise when it is appropriate to do so.

Do I need to include uncertainty reporting in my interim emissions report?

No, you do not need to include uncertainty reporting in your IEN report. This is for use in the final surrender reporting period.

This functionality is on the Reporting Entity Information screen beneath the Corporate Structure box in the left-hand navigation pane. Data entered in the Reporting Assessment of Uncertainty screen will be saved but is not used in any form in a section 22AA report under the NGER Act. It is advised that you do not enter data during the provisional surrender period.

Forms and their user guides

Information not to be published

This form is for reporters to apply not to have specified information published in the 2013-14​ reporting year.

Guides

Energy production and consumption

This guideline is for the 2013-14 reporting years and earlier, although it was replaced in the 2013-14 reporting period with a more recent version. It provides corporations with assistance in defining and reporting energy production and consumption under the NGER legislation.

Registration as a liable entity

This guide is for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years. The document sets out information about a liable entity's obligations under the NGER Act to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator for registration as a liable entity.

Report requirements: section 19, 22A, 22AA, 22E, 22G and 22X reports

This guide is relevant for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 reporting years. This guide sets out the requirements for reports submitted under sections 19, 22A, 22AA, 22E, 22G and 22X of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act). Note that reports under sections 22A, 22AA and 22E of the NGER Act apply for only the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years. Obligations under sections 19, 22G and 22X continue to apply after the 2013-14 reporting years, however, the guide will be updated and replaced for 2014-15 onwards.

Vertically integrated production processes

This guide was current to the 2013-14 reporting year, at which time the relevant legislation was repealed. This document outlines what a vertically integrated production process (VIPP) is, when a corporation can report on facilities grouped as a VIPP, and how to report under this structure.

Estimating an emissions profile at a landfill

This document is for the 2012-13 reporting year. The methods and criteria for calculating direct (scope 1) greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste disposal on land are included in chapter 5 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 as amended to 1 July 2012 (the Determination). The Determination provides three methods for determining scope 1 emissions from solid waste disposed of on land. These are:

  • Method 1 (default method): based on national average estimates
  • Method 2 (facility specific method): uses industry practices for sampling and Australian or equivalent standards for analysis, and
  • Method 3 (facility specific method): uses Australian or equivalent standards for both sampling and analysis.

This guideline aims to assist landfill operators to understand their emissions profile using Method 1 as outlined in Chapter 5 of the Determination for the 2012/13 reporting year. It outlines the general principles and rules concerning how to measure and estimate emissions from different waste streams, waste mix types and climatic conditions and how to distinguish between legacy and non-legacy waste. It also provides guidance on the use of industry estimation practices for distinct waste stream sources.

Training tools

Overview of the final report and surrender period webcast

This webcast is for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 reporting years. The overview of the final report and surrender period webcast includes presentations about end of year reporting obligations for controlling corporations, liable entities, natural gas suppliers and OTN holders. The webcast also includes a presentation about acquittal obligations for liable entities.

Reporting LPG/LNG for non-transport use

This presentation will show you how to report the Provisional Emissions Number (PEN) associated with the importation and/or production of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and/or Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) for non-transport use.


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