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

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Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

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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.

The largest source of renewable generation was solar (14% of total generation) followed by wind (11%) and hydro (6%).

Fossil fuel sources contributed 185,057 GWh (68%) of total electricity generation in 2022, down three percentage points on 2021.

Coal accounted for the largest share of electricity generation, at 47% of total generation in 2022, down from 51% in 2021.

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 for 2021-22 will be published later in the year.

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