MACC Curve

Projecting energy emissions and cost benefits

Think about this. You have the tools to project energy and greenhouse gas (GHG and carbon) emissions profiles with a high degree of accuracy. You have data at hand for the next 5, 10 or 20 years. You have the ability to overlay policy and technological scenarios and forecast the impact. Simply, you can stay competitive in a changing carbon economy. Read on…

Understanding abatement potential

Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC).Put historical information to use

We use your organisation’s historical energy and GHG emissions data. We chart the direction your organisation is heading, and set objectives and targets to mitigate energy use and emissions.

Simplify the incomprehensible

Creating a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) shows you graphically the impact of abatement projects and costs. The curve clearly communicates information that is often over complicated or incomprehensible to an untrained eye.

How we help with assessing future projects

Chart extended energy and emissions profiles.

We base results on historical trends and predicted growth patterns flowing through the organisation, from an overview to site-specific metrics.

Develop a harmonised, consistent Carbon Abatement Project Appraisal Methodology.

We give you a framework so you can confidently assess and compare a broad range of carbon mitigation opportunities across various criteria. E.g. abatement potential, CAPEX requirement, abatement cost, risk potential.

Build scenario-driven emissions abatement models to quantify financial risk and opportunity.

In the face of changing local and global carbon emissions regulations, we identify a prioritised list of options. Scenarios broadly fit into the following categories:

  • Global: the International Energy Agencies (IEA) World Energy Outlook (Current Policy, New Policy and 450 parts per million cases).
  • Australia: carbon price driven and sector driven.
  • Bespoke: set to internal objectives and targets.

Provide a suite of abatement options. Options are classified by the following:

  • Project economics: CAPEX, OPEX, IRR.
  • Project technology: energy efficiency, carbon storage, alternative energy sources, reforestation, etc.
  • Project abatement: potential and timeframes.

Provide a MACC visualisation.

A MACC gives you the means to simply and clearly rank abatement options relative to filtering criteria. E.g. type of technology, cost of technology, time of delivery of abatement, risk exposure.

Talk to us about a MACC tool for your business