Renewable Energy Target: ACT, Australia

Last Modified: Mon Jul 02 2018 07:07:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 50%
    of the Territory’s electricity to come from renewable sources in the ACT or across the National Electricity Market by 2017.
  • 80%
    of the Territory’s electricity to come from renewable sources in the ACT or across the National Electricity Market by 2018.
  • 100%
    of the Territory’s electricity from renewable sources in the ACT or across the National Electricity Market by 2020. This includes roof-top solar, the Territory’s share of the national Renewable Energy Target and GreenPower purchases.
  • 80%
    of the energy in 2014-15 came from non-renewable sources. Each year the ACT consumes about 2,900 megawatt hours of electricity and generates 2.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 640 MW
    of renewable energy already contracted.
  • $500 million
    contribution to local economic benefits on account of ACT's renewable energy program.
  • $290
    expected increase in average electricity bill by 2020 when the renewable target is met. This is on account of higher cost of purchase of solar and wind sources compared to coal.