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.
Renewable sources contributed 55,481 GWh (21%) of total electricity generation in 2019, an increase of 12% compared with 2018.
The largest source of renewable generation was wind (7% of total generation) followed by solar (7%) and hydro (5%).
These statistics cover all electricity generation in Australia, including by power plants and by businesses and households for their own use.
The full Australian Energy Statistics will be published later in the year.