Copper mine GHG and energy reporting

Copper mine greenhouse and energy (NGER) reporting

By 2013, an Australian copper mining company had completed eight years of exploration, drilling, design and infrastructure construction and was readying Stage 1 extraction at 3 Mtpa. With site works ramping-up, management needed to determine if diesel use had exceeded the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) thresholds. Recognising that full production would necessitate annual NGER reports, it elected to commence reporting. While with Katestone, Scott led the creation of an NGER reporting system. He designed a robust Excel system based on relational database principles that collated data from fuel, oils and greases, electricity and explosives. Summary reports provided data ready for direct upload to the Clean Energy Regulator’s EERS online database. Scott and his colleagues completed the NGER report for the company. On completion of this work, the company received a user-friendly system that it could continue to use for NGER reporting and tracking its exposure to carbon pricing.