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.