Emissions

Our portfolio mainly comprises coal-fired power stations, so we understand our responsibility to ensure we operate in strict accordance with our emissions limits.

Greenhouse emissions

CS Energy reports its greenhouse emissions, energy consumption and energy production to the Australian Government under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme.

The greenhouse gas intensity of CS Energy's portfolio slightly increased in 2015/16 to reach 955 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per megawatt hours of electricity sent out compared to 951 the year before. The increase was due to lower generation output from the Kogan Creek Power Station (which has the lowest greenhouse gas emission intensity in our portfolio) as the plant was offline for two months for an overhaul.

CS Energy’s full NGER data can be viewed on the Clean Energy Regulator website.

Other air emissions

CS Energy’s power stations also emit oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulphur (SOx) as a by-product of combusting fossil fuels.

Under the National Pollutant Inventory, CS Energy also reports on the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulphur (SOx) that it emits from its power stations to the Department of the Environment.

Data on our NOx and SOx emissions is available on the National Pollutant Inventory website.

Callide Oxyfuel Project

CS Energy is a joint venture partner in the Callide Oxyfuel Project, a world-leading low emissions coal demonstration project at our Callide A Power Station.

The demonstration ran successfully for more than two years (2012 – March 2015) and is making a significant contribution to the international carbon capture and storage knowledge bank.