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Electricity sector emissions and generation data 2018–19

28 February 2020

​​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, by 31 October each year. By 28 February each year, the Clean Energy Regulator 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 gene​rator, as well as aggregated emissions and production for the entire sector.

Designated generation facility data 2018–19

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2020.

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, and those left blank represent corporate totals as they do not apply.
  • In cases where a corporation has responsibility for two or more designated generation facilities the Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish both facility specific information and the totals of the designated generation facilities for each controlling corporation.
  • The values in 'state', 'grid-connected', 'grid' and 'primary fuel' cells is based on a range of publically available data including data sourced from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Energy Supply Association of Australia.
  • The Clean Energy Regulator may periodically republish National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data to reflect the most up to date information available and in line with ongoing compliance activity.
  • The Clean Energy Regulator 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 principle 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 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting, including electricity used by the facility. The emissions intensities in this report are based on data as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator and no adjustment has been made to reflect any specific circumstances. Emissions intensities elsewhere are more typically measured (including by AEMO) based on energy 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, defined as: 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 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting 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 for designated generation facilities 2018–19
  
  
  
  
  
  
Cathedral Rocks Wind FarmAcciona Energy Oceania Pty. Ltd.
39
632,284
NEMWind
Gunning Wind FarmAcciona Energy Oceania Pty. Ltd.
44
592,807
NEMWind
Mt Gellibrand Wind FarmAcciona Energy Oceania Pty. Ltd.
36
844,669
NEMWind
Waubra Wind FarmAcciona Energy Oceania Pty. Ltd.
92
2,261,159
NEMWind
Corporate TotalAcciona Energy Oceania Pty. Ltd.
211
4,330,919
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Banimboola HydroAGL Energy Limited
15
153,268
NEMHydro
Bayswater Power StationAGL Energy Limited
14,071,088
57,455,186
NEMBlack Coal
Bogong Power StationAGL Energy Limited
79
285,290
NEMHydro
Broken Hill Solar PlantAGL Energy Limited
81
445,268
NEMSolar
Burrendong HydroAGL Energy Limited
1
22,225
NEMHydro
Clover HydroAGL Energy Limited
3
126,367
NEMHydro
Coopers CogenerationAGL Energy Limited
10,409
51,189
NEMGas
Copeton HydroAGL Energy Limited
1
135,016
NEMHydro
Dartmouth HydroAGL Energy Limited
2
1,799,330
NEMHydro
Eildon HydroAGL Energy Limited
0
647,219
NEMHydro
Glenbawn HydroAGL Energy Limited
0
7,601
NEMHydro
Glenorchy Landfill GenerationAGL Energy Limited
105
6,546
NEMLandfill Gas
Hallett (Stage 1) Wind FarmAGL Energy Limited
98
1,160,489
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 2) Wind FarmAGL Energy Limited
75
942,452
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 4) Wind FarmAGL Energy Limited
145
1,692,633
NEMWind
Hallett (Stage 5) Wind FarmAGL Energy Limited
62
567,813
NEMWind
Hobart Landfill GenerationAGL Energy Limited
74
4,694
NEMLandfill Gas
Hunter Valley Gas TurbinesAGL Energy Limited
2,975
9,061
NEMGas
Kemps Creek Landfill GenerationAGL Energy Limited
54
3,707
NEMLandfill Gas
Kincumber Landfill GenerationAGL Energy Limited
27
1,407
NEMLandfill Gas
Liddell Power StationAGL Energy Limited
8,487,697
33,269,876
NEMBlack Coal
Loy Yang Power Station and MineAGL Energy Limited
18,544,718
57,454,359
NEMBrown Coal
Macarthur Wind FarmAGL Energy Limited
451
3,837,422
NEMWind
McKay Creek HydroAGL Energy Limited
0
357,324
NEMHydro
Moranbah Power StationAGL Energy Limited
5,205
31,820
NEMCoal Seam Methane
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Electricity sector emissions and production data 2018–19

Information as reported to the Clean Energy Regulator as at 28 February 2020.

From 2014–15, the Clean Energy Regulator has published total electricity generation and emissions data to provide greater transparency in terms of how the sector is tracking in relation to the sectoral baseline as set under the safeguard mechanism.

Under the safeguard mechanism, a sectoral baseline will apply collectively to grid-connected generators until it is exceeded. Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 the sectoral baseline is set at 198 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent, based on electricity sector’s emissions from 2009–10 to 2013–14. Sectoral emissions will be compared with the sectoral baseline from 2016–17 onwards.

In 2018–19, total reported scope 1 emissions from grid-connected generators was 162 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalence.

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 Clean Energy Regulator may periodically republish National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting 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 total811,909,812225,530,504164,349,3331,691,651166,040,984
Grid connected total799,140,614221,983,503162,491,8011,690,911164,182,712

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