Energy consumption by primary fuel source
Consumption of black coal decreased in FY21 due to outages affecting operations at Bayswater and Liddell power stations, whilst consumption of brown coal increased due to the recovery of Unit 2 at AGL Loy Yang following a major outage in FY20. Decreased natural gas combustion in FY21 was driven by the mothballing of AGL Torrens units A2 and A4 and reduced generation from Kwinana Swift Power Station; this was partly offset by Barker Inlet Power Station becoming fully operational in FY21.
Energy consumption data has been determined in accordance with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and its supporting legislative framework that has been produced (and is periodically updated) by the Australian Federal Government.
Energy consumption includes all instances where fuels are combusted, or otherwise consumed by AGL Energy's activities (including flaring, venting and degradation of energy commodities). However, the reported values do not include situations where fuel commodities are used as a feedstock (e.g. in the manufacture of LPG), or where the commodities are not significantly altered by the consumption (such as the consumption of wind, water and solar energy).
Energy consumption has been rounded to the nearest TJ.
Data comprises energy consumed at our operated facilities, and does not include energy purchased through the wholesale market which is sold to our customers.
FY21 data was updated in November 2021. Data was not available at the time of the initial release of the FY21 ESG Data Centre on 12 August 2021.