Powering forward


The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2018-19 and 2019


Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include the latest data available on Australia’s electricity generation. This release provides estimates for 2018-19 and calendar year 2019.

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,117 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2019.

Fossil fuel sources contributed 209,636 GWh (79%) of total electricity generation in 2019, a decrease of 2% compared with 2018.

Coal accounted for the majority of electricity generation, at 56% of total generation in 2019.

Achieving Low Energy Existing Commercial Buildings in Australia Report


Energy Ministers agreed on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings in 2019. This is a national plan that aims to achieve:

  • zero energy and carbon ready buildings in Australia
  • the National Energy Productivity Plan target of improving energy productivity by 40% by 2030

The report identifies 6 options to achieve this.

The report is by the former Department of the Environment and Energy and the COAG Energy Council.

A fair deal on energy


The Australian Government is:

  • delivering an affordable and reliable energy system
  • putting energy consumers first
  • taking real and practical action to reduce emissions and meet our international commitments


Price safety net resources

Frequently asked questions, key messages, case studies and a glossary to explain the introduction of the reference price and cap on standing offers from 1 July 2019.

Timing peak energy use - P. Savio & Co. pack house and cold storage


An assessment of P. Savio & Co. (Savios) pack house and cold storage showed where energy use and costs could be reduced. Savios facility in Pozieres Queensland produces and packs approximately 4000 tonnes of apples per annum. It is a large facility with 14 cold storage rooms controlled by a refrigeration system that utilises 3 large ammonia compressors ranging from 22 kilowatt (kW) to 37kW in size. From May 2013 to February 2014 the pack house consumed just over 435,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity at a cost of almost $95,000 (excluding GST).