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|
2019 Quarterly Energy Data
|GRI Code||Title||Detail||SI||Quarter 1||Quarter 2|
|Electricity (Grid Consumption)||GJ||38,928.6||38,077.6|
|Electricity (Exported to the Grid)||GJ||0.0||0.0|
|Electricity (Exported to Third Parties)||GJ||1,982||1,646|
|Electricity (Renewables Consumption)||GJ||1,241.8||655.3|
|Total Non-Renewable Fuel Consumption||GJ||83,779.7||114,747.6|
|Total Renewable Fuel Consumption||GJ||1,241.8||655.3|
|Total Energy Consumption||GJ||85,021.6||115,402.9|