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Map: Australia’s New Electricity Generation Projects

November 16, 2011

The most recent snapshot of the distribution of new power generation in Australia has been released.

The map below shows advanced new energy generation projects in Australia:

Source: BREE 2011

Of this capacity, 46% are renewable energy projects – primarily wind.

This ratio of renewables:non-renewables is reflected also in the balance of less-advanced projects.

Of the less advanced projects, there are plans for 17,698 MW of wind capacity from 92 proposed projects.

Planned wind investment is only outstripped by proposed gas-fired generation capacity:  19,330 MW from 42 projects – 40% of which are planned for NSW.

The realities of project implementation in a time of gas price increases and uncertainty, and continued market constraints in the market for Renewable Energy Certificates, will inevitably mean that some of these projects will remain on the drawing board.

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