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

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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 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.

The largest source of renewable generation was solar (16% of total generation) followed by wind (12%) and hydro (6%).

Fossil fuel sources contributed 177,142 GWh (65 per cent) of total electricity generation in 2023, down 3 percentage points on 2022.

Coal accounted for the largest share of electricity generation, at 46% of total generation in 2023, down from 47% in 2022.

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 2022-23 will be published later in the year.

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Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2022-23 and 2023 (XLSX 106 KB)

 

The graphic is a map of Australia with each state’s electricity generation shown. Also shown is the share of electricity that comes from fossil fuels, the share of generation that comes from renewable sources, and the share of the largest fuel source used to generate electricity for each state. The data contained in this graphic can be found in the Table O document which is linked to on this page.

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