Monitoring committed and probable new projects provides a lead indicator of momentum towards the 2020 target.
A total of 2069 megawatts of new build was committed or probable during 2016.
This compares with 409 megawatts of new build committed or probable in 2015.
The Ararat Wind Farm was the largest power station accredited, with 242 megawatt capacity.
The largest solar power station accredited was the 56 megawatt Moree Solar Farm.
Committed projects refers to large-scale renewable energy projects that have received all development approvals and reached final investment decision according to the commercial understanding of the term.
Probable projects have a high degree of confidence that they will proceed following a public announcement of a power purchase agreement with a strong counter party or other evidence of funding.
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