In Western Australia, renewable energy helps the State meet the community’s long term energy needs, while supporting economic growth. The Western Australian Government continues to support investment in renewable energy to deliver a cleaner energy future for Western Australia.
Renewable energy projects support future energy security, help lower emissions from the energy sector and enables Western Australia to contribute to the Commonwealth Government’s Renewable Energy Target.
In 2016, renewable energy accounted for:
Renewable energy penetration in the state’s main electricity grid will continue to increase as households and businesses seek to manage electricity costs through the installation of solar PV systems and liable entities (such as electricity retailers and very large industrial customers) seek to meet their obligations under the Commonwealth Government’s Renewable Energy Target through local projects.
Data source: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science – Office of the Chief Economist, 2016 Australian energy statistics update (Table O)
Last reviewed: 1 July 2017