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.

Mining at the Hazelwood Mine has now ceased, and decommissioning of the station and rehabilitation of the mine is ongoing.

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.

Willogoleche wind farm is under construction on Willogoleche Hill, about 160 km north of Adelaide and about 5km from the town of Hallett. Once operational, it will supply 119MW to the national electricity market.

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:



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.
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