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.