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The Energy Efficiency Opportunities program now applies to electricity generators since the exemption for generators was removed in July 2011. The extension was timed so that the sector commenced participation in line with the EEO program's second five-year cycle (2011-2016).
Electricity generators that use more than 0.5 PJ of energy in a financial year will be expected to undertake assessments to identify cost effective energy efficiency opportunities and publicly report outcomes over a five year assessment cycle. EEO program requirements are outlined in the EEO Industry Guidelines.
The following is a list of each significant Program milestones for an Electricity Generator that used more that 0.5 PJ of energy in the 2010/2011 financial year.
31 March 2012
Submission of Assessment Plan
31 December 2012
Completion of 1st Assessments
30 June 2013
Submission of 1st Government Report
31 December 2013
Publication of 1st Public Report
31 December 2013
Publication of 2nd Public Report
31 December 2014
Publication of 3rd Public Report
31 December 2015
Completion of all Assessments (covering minimum 80% of energy use, including all sites that use more than 0.5 PJ per year)
30 June 2016
Submission of 2nd Government Report
31 December 2016
Publication of 4th Public Report
31 December 2016
Currently there are no upcoming events for the electricity generation industry. If you are holding an energy efficiency event that will be of interest to the electricity generation industry please contact us.
Resource materials that may be of use for corporations in the electricity generation sector aiming to improve their energy efficiency include the following:
|Electricity Generation Supplementary Guidance Document||This document has been developed following trial EEO assessments with two electricity generators. It provides practical guidance on the application of Key Element 3 (Information, data and analysis) and Key Element 4 (opportunity identification and evaluation) within the electricity generator sector. |
|Industry Guidelines||This document is designed to provide businesses and their advisers with a plain English guide to meeting the requirements of the EEO program.|| |
|EEO Workshop presentations||On 21 June 2012 an EEO generators workshop was held in Brisbane. The workshop included presentations on the recent industry trials.|
|Energy Efficiency in the Mining Sector – The Business Case and Beyond (2010)||This guide was developed by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism in collaboration with the Minerals Council of Australia. It describes actions you can take to gain management support and access the resources needed to implement energy efficiency opportunities.|
Extension of EEO to cover New Development and Expansion Projects
In its July 2011 Securing a Clean Energy Future package, the Australian Government announced it would extend the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program to include new developments and expansion projects.
Under the extension, new developments and expansion projects which would meet an energy use threshold when operational will be required to assess the site energy use at the design stage.
For the latest information regarding this extension, please visit the Expansion of Energy Efficiency Opportunities to new developments and expansion projects