AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has taken action to address the audit findings of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) which included some non-compliances at its Camden Gas Plant.
The unannounced EPA audit of the Camden Gas Plant occurred in July 2013.
The audit report dated June 2014 identified minor exceedances of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) licence limit at an exhaust stack which AGL had announced publicly at the time and have already been dealt with under an enforceable undertaking signed by the EPA on 8 August 2013.
The EPA have said that none of the non compliances posed a significant environmental risk and many had already been addressed by AGL (see EPA media release).
The majority of the non-compliances in the audit report related to administrative matters while two others related to potential issues associated with the storage of oily water and spill containment measures.
“AGL takes compliance with its licence seriously. Since receiving the draft EPA audit report in January we have undertaken thorough reviews and addressed the issues raised,” said Mike Moraza, Group General Manager at AGL.
“AGL welcomes the EPA regulatory compliance checks. We have measures in place to monitor the integrity of the underground storage tanks.”
“The EPA acknowledges in the report that AGL has undertaken much work to rectify some of the issues. This includes a review of our produced water transferring procedures and the containment of potential spills.”
The full report is available on the EPA’s website.
AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated renewable energy companies and is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers. Drawing on over 175 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is Australia's largest private owner and operator of renewable energy assets and is looking to further expand this position by exploring a suite of low emission and renewable energy generation development opportunities.