Live Australian Electricity Generation Statistics: The NEM Watch widget shows the amount of electricity being generated in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) and other main networks. It also shows from what sources; including fossil fuels and various types of renewables such as solar power. The application displays the instantaneous rate of production in megawatt-hours (MWh) as megawatts (MW).
Electricity Generation Sources
Fuel sources monitored by NEM Watch include:
- black coal,
- brown coal,
- liquid fuel,
- wind farms,
- battery storage,
- large solar plants and
- small scale solar power systems.
Small scale solar electricity generation information is based on live data sourced from the Australian PV Institute (APVI) solar map application.
Live Australian Electricity Generation Statistics
Please note: the application may take a few seconds to load.
The colour coding in the chart is:
- Black: Black coal
- Brown: Brown coal
- Red: Gas
- Blue: Hydro
- Green: Wind
- Orange: Large scale solar
- Beige: Small scale solar
- White: Liquid fuel
- Magenta: Battery storage
Trivia: More than 1.6 million rooftop solar PV systems had been installed in Australia. These systems collectively represent more than 5.2 gigawatts of installed solar PV capacity. As a result, they are generating millions of dollars worth of clean, renewable electricity each day.
For Australian electricity demand information in near real-time, see the electriciy demand price page. This page displays the dispatch electricity price and demand for yesterday and today across the National Electricity Market . It is based on data from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
About Australian Electricity Markets
Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) covers Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia. This area accounts for around 90% of Australia’s electricity consumption. The NEM stretches over 5,000 km – from far north Queensland to Tasmania, and west to Adelaide and Port Augusta. With 40,000 kilometres of transmission lines, it is the longest alternating current (AC) system in the world.
The Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) operates within the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) in Western Australia.
The SWIS consists of 96,000 km of power lines. It stretches from Albany in the south to Kalbarri in the north and Kalgoorlie in the east of Western Australia. Most noteworthy is that it incorporates the Perth metropolitan area.
There are two other main geographical areas making up the Western Australian electricity market. Frist of all is the North West Interconnected System (NWIS), and secondly, covering more remote areas is Regional Power (RP).
NWIS services the communities of Dampier, Wickham, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Port Hedland, South Hedland, Karratha, Roebourne and Point Samson.
Regional Power (RP) supplies electricity to more than 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across remote and regional Western Australia. It’s notable that the remoteness of the area means approximately 2.3 million square kilometres have to be serviced.