Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (OSCAR)
NSW Government budget-dependent agencies with more than 200 staff are required to report their annual energy and water consumption data into the Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (OSCAR) database.
This information is used to monitor and report in a nationally consistent manner, and is collated for the whole of government report for the Minister for the Environment.
There are various aspects of your agency's use of energy, water and transport that need to be inputted into OSCAR. Some are optional and some are mandatory, however it is recommended that you enter as much as possible.
Stationary energy consumption for each energy type (e.g. electricity, natural gas, liquid petroleum gas)
GreenPower amounts purchased
Transport energy consumption of fuels used for each fuel type (unleaded petrol, liquid petroleum gas, diesel, E-10 etc.) for car fleets, boats and aircraft.
Business measure data (eg Full Time Equivalent (FTE) number of staff, area occupied in m2, number of visitors etc) to assist in determining Key Performance Indicators
Comments on the data collection process, assumptions/estimations and exclusions.
Data must be reported against the most appropriate end-use-category for agency facilities and purpose.
The information above needs is entered by the agency into the OSCAR database which then automatically calculates the greenhouse gas emissions and performance indicators.
To access OSCAR you will need to enter your agency’s username and password. If you do not have this information, contact your Sustainability/Energy Manager at your agency. If this approach is unsuccessful, you can receive help by contacting the OEH Environment Line on 1300 361 967 or by emailing email@example.com.
Agencies must enter their data into the OSCAR database by the 31 October the following financial year.
Information for tenants
Sole tenants are required to report on energy use across the whole building however if you are a tenant in leased premises you are only required to report on energy use under your direct control. Energy used for base building requirements such as central air-conditioning, lifts, external lighting or foyer security systems in multi-tenanted and leased buildings are excluded from the reporting requirement as direct control over this energy consumption is limited.
Page last updated: 05 July 2011