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EERS release 2019–20

28 October 2020

The Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS) is available for 2019–20 reporting. You can log in to EERS, enter data and submit your reports. If you experience any log in difficulties, please contact us on 1300 553 542.

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What’s new in 2019–20

Changes made to the Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS) for the 2019–20 reporting year include:

  • Updates to reflect legislative amendments that apply for the 2019-20 reporting year onwards (predominantly updates to Scope 2 emissions factors)—see NGER legislation changes for 2019-20 reporting.
  • Updates to improve the reporting of uncertainty. Reporting of uncertainty is mandatory when the uncertainty threshold has been met, and it is a key element of Australia’s international emissions reporting obligations. In 2019-20, if the threshold for reporting uncertainty has been met:
    • The ‘Acknowledge’ and ‘Acknowledge all’ buttons will be disabled for uncertainty validation warnings.
    • EERS will not allow reporters to submit a report unless an uncertainty figure has been entered.
  • The following changes have been made to automate reporting of electricity generation in EERS to simplify reporting and ensure the integrity of the NGER data:
    • When renewable electricity production (from geothermal, solar, wind, and water) is reported, EERS will automatically populate the corresponding energy consumption.
    • When consumption of electricity produced for use onsite is reported, EERS will automatically populate the amount of energy consumed not combusted.
  • When reporting electricity production, the usage type will refer to ‘a network’ rather than ‘grid’ for consistency of wording with the legislation.
  • The following changes have also been made to ensure consistency with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (Measurement Determination):
    • Measurement criteria for fuels that are reported under the following source/activity combinations will be restricted to ‘A’ and ‘Industry Practice’, to comply with subsections of 4.66, 4.71 and 4.94 of the Measurement Determination.

      Table 1: Source and activity combinations
      Source Category SourceActivity
      Industrial processesIron, steel or other metal production using an integrated metalworkAny
      Ferroalloys production
      Other metals production
    • Measurement criteria for certain sources will be locked from editing. Subsections 2.14(3), 2.29(3), 2.50(3) and 4.35(3) of the Measurement Determination require that measurement criteria are not changed for specific circumstances (detailed below) after being reported in a reporting year.

      The measurement criteria and sub-criterion fields will be locked for the combinations in Table 2, where the following apply:

      • Criterion ‘AA’ (sub-criterion is not available for this criterion), or
      • Criterion ‘AAA’ and sub-criterion ‘AAA-commercial transaction-point of combustion’.

      For more information on measurement criteria see Guides and factsheets.

      Table 2: Source and activity combinations
      Source CategorySourceActivity
      EnergyEnergy consumptionEnergy consumed (not combusted)
    • The method available for calculating methane and nitrous oxide emissions from transport fuels under the following source/activity/fuel type combinations will be restricted to Method 2, to comply with Divisions 4.1 and 4.2 of the Measurement Determination.

      Table 3: Source, activity, and fuel type combinations
      Source CategorySourceActivityFuel types

      Fuel combustion

      Stationary and transport energy purposes (excluding electricity generation)

      Emissions released from combustion of liquid fuels other than petroleum oils or greases – Transport energy purposes

      64

      65

      66

      67

      68

      69

      70

Complying with NGER

See Complying with NGER for details.

Identified issues for 2019–20

The table below describes current issues identified in the EERS and provides advice on what actions reporters should take, including information on status of issue resolution. If the proposed 'Recommended reporter action/s' is unsuitable or does not resolve your issue, please contact us at reporting@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au for more advice.

IssueDescriptionRecommended reporter action(s)Status comments
Data entry fields and previously entered activity data not appearing

This is a caching and/or browser issue.

The issue is intermittent and is only impacting some reporters.

Reporters should:

  • restart the computer and log into EERS
  • navigate to the EERS homepage. Before selecting a reporter, hold Ctrl and press F5
  • check if this has resolved the issue.

If the issue persists, press F12 then press F5. This will clear the cache.

If the issue still persists after clearing the cache:

  • try using a different browser and repeat the above steps.
  • use a different computer.
  • contact reporting@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au and describe the issue, including screenshots, if possible.
This issue appears to be most likely to happen due to caching or using a bookmarked link to access EERS.
Unable to upload attachments in EERSAttachments supporting NGER reports cannot be uploaded in EERS.

Submit report in EERS and email attachments to reporting@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au

The email should specify:

  • Reporter’s name (eg ABC Pty Limited),
  • ABN/ACN/ARBN,
  • Reporting year and type of report (eg 2019-20 section 19 report),
  • Type of attachment (eg Audit report).
This issue has been resolved, email attachments should be uploaded now in EERS. Reporters may only email attachments if absolutely necessary.

NGER legislation changes for 2019–2020 reporting

Measurement Determination

The Measurement Determination has been updated for 2019–20 onwards.

Amendments include:

  • updated scope 2 emissions factors as per the table below:
    Table 4: Updated scope 2 emissions factors
    State/Territory2018–192019–20
    NSW0.820.81
    VIC1.071.02
    QLD0.800.81
    SA0.510.44
    WA (South West Interconnected System)0.70 (no change)0.69
    TAS0.190.15
    NT0.64 (no change)0.63
    ACT0.820.81
  • The provision of a new Method 3 for estimating emissions from the distribution of natural gas using facility-specific factors determined or calculated in accordance with rules or procedures made by the Australian Energy Market Operator.

Further information on particular amendments is available in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment (2019 Update) Determination 2019 (Amendment Determination).

Technical guidelines

See our Guides and factsheets page for guidance on applying the Measurement Determination.

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