Australia: Electricity Generation by Fuel Type in 2016

Last Modified: Wed Jun 14 2017 08:15:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 258,057 GWh
    Total electricity generated based on all fuel types (Fossil + Renewables)
  • 216,034 GWh
    electricity generated from fossil fuel sources (Coal + Gas + Others), representing 83.71% of total
  • 162,372 GWh
    Coal (62.92%) - Black Coal - 115,392 GW (44.71%), Brown Coal - 47,694 GW (18.48%)
  • 47,694 GWh
    Gas (18.48%)
  • 5,968 GWh
    Oil (2.31%)
  • 42,022 GWh
    electricity generated from renewable fuel sources (Bioenergy + Hydro + Solar + Wind), representing 16.28% of total
  • 3,712 GWh
    Bioenergy (1.4%)
  • 17,295 GWh
    Hydro (6.7%)
  • 7,411 GWh
    Solar (2.87%). Large scale PV - 563 GWh (0.2%), Small scale PV 6,847 GWh (2.65%)
  • 12,973 GWh
    Wind (5.02%)