Energy efficiency and emissions

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

Almost 99% of the energy consumed at Port Waratah is electricity required to operate plant and equipment, as well as to provide power and lighting to our buildings. The most significant opportunities to improve Port Waratah’s energy and emissions footprint focus on improving operational efficiency and equipment reliability at our terminals. We aim to use the electricity required to move each tonne of coal handled at our terminals more efficiently.

Every year we report our energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the previous financial year to the Federal Government through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme. Data reported under the NGER scheme is used to meet international reporting obligations, inform government policy and provide information for government programs and activities. To view our latest energy and emissions data, visit the Clean Energy Regulator’s website.

Our commitment to improvement

Port Waratah seeks to constantly identify electricity efficiency improvements across our operations. Some examples of improvements include the installation of LED lighting, automated rail unloading facilities, better loading and stacking rates and improved equipment reliability.

We have been replacing older, less efficient lighting systems with new generation LED light fittings at both our Kooragang and Carrington sites. The benefits of LED lighting include greater energy efficiency, longer lifespans, improved safety and less hazardous materials on-site.