Energy Performance

Annual Stationary Energy Consumption

The stacked bar chart displayed on this page shows our annual stationary energy consumption in gigajoules (GJ)  for the years 2010 to 2018. Each year's consumption data are divided into the different fuel types used by the university, which include: natural gas, electricity sourced from the grid, diesel, LPG and renewables (solar PV).

The chart highlights that energy consumption was historically dominated by natural gas combustion, due to the large gas powered trigeneration system that operated at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus until December 2017, when it was decommissioned. Natural gas use continues to represent the largest fuel source for La Trobe, due to the gas powered district heating and cooling system that operates at the Melbourne Campus.

Total stationary energy consumption varies over the years from 594,534 GJ in 2010, 477,938 GJ in 2011, 566,575 GJ in 2012, 612,558 GJ in 2013, 471,345 GJ in 2014, 527,231 GJ in 2015, 518,926.9 GJ in 2016, 547,282 GJ in 2017 and 412,579 GJ in 2018.

Annual Data (Gigajoules)

Year Natural Gas Electricity (Grid Sourced) Diesel (Stationary) LPG (Stationary) Renewables
2018259,691148,1441096373,997
2017456,595.188,017.1389.6562.71,717.7
2016402,414.0116,312.258.044.897.9
2015421,090.6105,326.497.8612.0104.3
2014 332,707 138,473 127 15 23
2013 546,893 65,539 102 25 -
2012 499,612 66,852 86 25 -
2011 415,338 62,159 102 339 -
2010 509,474 81,297 67 3,695 -

2019 Quarterly Energy Data

GRI CodeTitleDetailSIQuarter 1Quarter 2
GRI-302-1Energy
Consumption
Within The
Organisation
Natural GasGJ42,04274,389
Diesel (Stationary)GJ0.028
LPG (Stationary)GJ1450.0
Petrol (Transport)GJ751.2910
Diesel (Transport)GJ671.1688
LPG (Transport)GJ0.00.0
Electricity (Grid Consumption)GJ38,928.638,077.6
Electricity (Exported to the Grid)GJ0.00.0
Electricity (Exported to Third Parties)GJ1,9821,646
Electricity (Renewables Consumption)GJ1,241.8655.3
Total Non-Renewable Fuel ConsumptionGJ83,779.7114,747.6
Total Renewable Fuel ConsumptionGJ1,241.8655.3
Total Energy ConsumptionGJ85,021.6115,402.9