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Live Australian Electricity Generation Source Statistics

Live Australian Electricity Generation Statistics: Energy Matters believes in a Zero-Carbon future; the NEM Watch Live 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 Australian electricity generation by fuel type and various types of renewables such as solar power so we can see how we are progressing towards our renewable energy goals. The application displays the instantaneous rate of production in megawatt-hours (MWh) as megawatts (MW). Not every home has the opportunity of going solar (apartment blocks, a housing complex, major shading, etc) so why not at least explore how you can reduce your energy rates instead then with your savings look at other opportunities to upgrade your homes energy efficiency.

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Electricity Generation Australia

Fuel sources monitored by NEM Watch include:

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:

Generation Source Color Key 1
Generation Source Color Key 2

Trivia: More than 1.6 million rooftop solar PV systems have 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 electricity 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).

Energy Matters has been a leader in the renewable energy industry since 2005 and has helped over 40,000 Australian households in their journey to energy independence. 

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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.

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Australian states: We provide Live Australian Electricity Generation Statistics for all six states and the two continental territories of the Commonwealth.

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.

Switching to a better plan?

You may already have an energy plan but want to shop for a better deal. If you want to save money on your electricity and gas bills, Energy Matters can help using our “Energy Health Check”!

Energy Matters’  “Energy Health Check” is a cutting-edge energy comparator tool that allows you to compare your area’s most competitive retail offers. We collect the data from our wide range of trusted retailers, allowing you to decide about changing your plan.

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