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 2017. 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 is dominated by natural gas combustion, this is due to the large gas powered trigeneration system that operates at the Melbourne (Bundoora) 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 and 547,282 GJ in 2017.

Annual Data (Gigajoules)

Year Natural Gas Electricity (Grid Sourced) Diesel (Stationary) LPG (Stationary) Renewables
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 -

2018 Quarterly Energy Data

GRI CodeTitleDetailSIQuarter 1
GRI-302-1Energy
Consumption
Within The
Organisation
Natural GasGJ39,806.4
Diesel (Stationary)GJ37.0
LPG (Stationary)GJ126.0
Petrol (Transport)GJ858.0
Diesel (Transport)GJ449.0
LPG (Transport)GJ0.0
Electricity (Grid Consumption)GJ37,408.5
Electricity (Exported to the Grid)GJ0.0
Electricity (Exported to Third Parties)GJ2,261.0
Electricity (Renewables Consumption)GJ1,345.4
Total Non-Renewable Fuel ConsumptionGJ80,030.3
Total Renewable Fuel ConsumptionGJ1,345.4
Total Energy ConsumptionGJ81,375.7