Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Voluntary Approaches, Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector)
Policy Target:Industry, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation

On 1 July 2000, Australia introduced a voluntary measure for fossil fuel electricity generators to reduce the greenhouse intensity of energy supply. The Generator Efficiency Standards apply to new projects and existing electricity generators above a minimum threshold, whether grid-connected, off-grid or self-generators. The minimum threshold is 30 MW capacity, 50 GWh electrical output, and capacity factor of 5% or more in each of the last three years. The measure is implemented through legally-binding, 5-year Deeds of Agreement between the Australian Government and participating businesses. Following implementation of action plans, generators are required to monitor their performance and report to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts on an annual basis. The measures was reviewed late 2008 for complementarity to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

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