ENGIE recognises its responsibilities and the important role it plays in protecting the environment today and helping to ensure a sustainable future. It has a strict and continually updated global environmental policy. Environmental performance is reviewed alongside safety, financial and engineering performance.
Wherever ENGIE operates in the world, it nurtures a culture within its workforce that empowers employees to carry out their environmental responsibilities effectively.
The company is also committed to tree planting programs, land rehabilitation and the enhancement
of wetlands and nature reserves.
ENGIE’s two largest assets, Hazelwood power station and mine and Loy Yang B power station, are committed to generating a reliable source of electricity in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way.
Both power stations have completed several significant environmental improvement programs and conducted regular environmental audits as part of workplace standards.
Mining at the Hazelwood Mine is a two-step process. The primary process of mining is to extract resources found in the ground. The first step is to remove this material for shipment or processing. The second step - rehabilitation - is a continuous process as mining proceeds.
Rehabilitation is the process of returning the land to as natural state as possible, where topographical features are consistent with existing surrounding land and where ecosystems are protected and nurtured. It is an important and ongoing process that is consistent with our regulatory responsibilities as a miner.
ENGIE operates two of Australia’s most efficient and environmentally friendly power stations at Kwinana in Western Australia and Pelican Point in South Australia.
Both are cogeneration plants where heat recovery steam generators optimise the heat from the exhaust of natural gas driven turbines. They also have comprehensive systems in place to ensure compliance with relevant government environmental protection agencies.
The company’s Canunda wind farm in South Australia represents a move towards power generated from sustainable resources. At maximum capacity the turbines generate 46MW of electricity, which equates to a greenhouse gas reduction of 108,799 tonnes of CO2 per year.
ENGIE also invests in local community environmental programs including significant tree planting projects and rehabilitation of wetlands. Following are a couple of examples of how the company supports local initiatives:
As part of the Company’s commitment to the environment, Loy Yang B operates a corporate Landcare program on behalf of ENGIE in the Gippsland area including Phillip Island, Powlett, Churchill and Maffra.
The Landcare program has been responsible for the planting of more than 1.5 million native trees, shrubs and grasses. It has also been used to trial emerging techniques such as direct seeding and carbon sequestration calculation methods.
Landcare Fact Sheet
TRARALGON RAILWAY RESERVOIR CONSERVATION RESERVE
The Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve (TRRCR) is a wetlands development centred on historic local land.
Loy Yang B in conjunction with the reserve’s friends group has committed funding to an on-going program of activities focused on re-establishing the reservoir’s unique native fauna and flora.
Part of this project is to expand the wetlands area to provide increased habitat for the numerous aquatic and bird species that inhabit the reserve.
Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve Fact Sheet
Members of the community wishing to speak to an officer of the environment team or to lodge a community environmental complaint can contact the Hazelwood asset directly on +61 (0)3 5135 5000.
Hazelwood Environmental Fact Sheet - February 2016
Hazelwood Environmental Fact Sheet - May 2016
Hazelwood Environmental Fact Sheet - August 2016
Hazelwood Cooling Pond Fact Sheet - November 2016
Hazelwood Enviro Fact Sheet - February 2017
Hazelwood Environmental Policy - July 2016
Hazelwood Bushfire Mitigation Plan.pdf
LOY YANG B
Members of the community wishing to speak to an officer of the environment team or to lodge a community environmental complaint can contact the Loy Yang B asset directly on +61 (0)3 5177 2000.
Loy Yang B Social Responsibility
Loy Yang B Environment Improvement Plan 2016
Loy Yang B Environmental Policy
Loy Yang B Bushfire Mitigation Plan