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Energy management - Falls Festival

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The Falls Festival is a 3 day music festival held across Australia. Organisers of the Tasmanian event, at Marion Bay, were interested in reducing its fossil fuels consumption, and the savings that come with that. Assessments showed the primary opportunity to save came with selecting the right sized generators: there are 26 generators on site and changed practices were able to cut 90 running hours of usage by powering them down at appropriate times, and by choosing the right generator for the job throughout the festival. 

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2017-18 and 2018

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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 2017-18 and calendar year 2018.

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 261,405 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2018.

Fossil fuel sources contributed 212,066 GWh (81%) of total electricity generation in 2018, a decrease of 3% compared with 2017.

Coal accounted for the majority of electricity generation, at 60% of total generation in 2018.

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

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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.

Energy Efficiency Tools Review

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The Energy Efficiency Tools Review report provides a list of software tools used internationally for analysing energy use in the manufacturing, oil, gas, and power generation sectors. These software tools help users find energy savings in their business operations.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2019-20 and 2020

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Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include estimates for 2019‑20 and calendar year 2020 using the latest data available on Australia’s total electricity generation.

These statistics cover all electricity generation in Australia, including by power plants and by businesses and households for their own use. 

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,232 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2020, remaining materially unchanged since 2019.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2020-21 and 2021

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Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include estimates for 2020-21 and calendar year 2021 using the latest data available on Australia’s total electricity generation.

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 267,452 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2021, a slight increase from 2020.

Renewable sources contributed an estimated 77,716 GWh, making up 29% of Australia’s total electricity generation, up 5 percentage points on the share in 2020.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2021-22 and 2022

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Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include estimates for 2021-22 and calendar year 2022 using the latest data available on Australia’s total electricity generation.

Total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 273,265 gigawatt hours (GWh) in calendar year 2022, a 2% increase from 2021.

Renewable sources contributed an estimated 88,208 GWh, making up 32% of Australia’s total electricity generation, up three percentage points on the share in 2021.

Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2022-23 and 2023

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Table O of the Australian Energy Statistics has been updated to include estimates for 2022-23 and calendar year 2023 using the latest data available on Australia’s total electricity generation. 

Total electricity generation in Australia remained steady in 2023 with an estimated 273,106 gigawatt hours (GWh) generated.

Renewable sources contributed an estimated 95,963 GWh, making up 35% of Australia’s total electricity generation, up 3 percentage points on the share in 2022.