Energy efficiency and emissions

We employ several strategies to improve our energy efficiency and in turn reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Almost 99% of energy consumed at Port Waratah is electricity required to operate plant and equipment, as well as to provide power and lighting to our buildings. Each year we commit to a challenging target to improve our electricity efficiency by 2%.

Our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption are reported to the Federal Government on an annual basis through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS). Data reported under NGERS is used to inform government energy and emissions policy, to meet Australia’s international reporting obligations and to inform the public. To view our latest energy and emissions data, visit the Clean Energy Regulator’s website.

Our commitment to energy efficiency

Port Waratah seeks to constantly identify electricity efficiency improvements across our operations. Some examples of improvements have included the installation of LED lighting, automated rail unloading facilities, improving plant reliability and loading and stacking rates, and the new Carrington Terminal Shiploaders.

We have been replacing older, less efficient lighting systems with new generation LED light fittings. Recent lighting upgrades along the Kooragang Terminal Wharf and the new Carrington Shiploaders are key examples of this. The benefits of LED lighting include greater energy efficiency, longer lifespans, improved safety, and less hazardous materials on-site.

 

 Energy efficiencies at Port Waratah- 2013

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