Total electricity generation in Australia in 2019 was around 265 TWh. This figure includes all electricity generation, including by power plants and generation for own use by businesses and households.
Fossil fuels contributed 79% of total electricity generation in 2019, including coal (56%), gas (21%) and oil (2%).
Renewables contributed 21% of total electricity generation in 2019, specifically hydro (5%), wind (7%), and solar (7%). The share of renewable energy generation increased from 19% in 2018.
About 14% of Australia’s electricity was generated outside the electricity sector by business and households in 2018–19.