Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In

Australia's largest electricity generators 2015-16

Suggested Reading Suggested Reading

06 March 2017

Each year, Australian corporations that meet certain thresholds must report their emissions and energy information under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme. This captures about 60 per cent of Australia’s total emissions and 80 percent of energy consumed.

Electricity production and emissions intensity of electricity generators

Electricity production and emissions intensity of electricity generators

Seventeen of Australia’s 20 largest electricity generators are coal fired power stations, with one hydro generator and the other two powered by gas.

Four of the 17 power stations use brown coal, which produces more emissions per megawatt hour of electricity produced than other forms of generation.

Emissions intensity is a way of measuring the amount of emissions from each unit of electricity produced. This graph shows reported electricity production in the columns above and emissions intensity (represented as the grey line above) for Australia’s largest 20 electricity generators.

Downloadable version

documentasset:2015-16 NGER Factsheet - Australia's largest electricity generators

Documents on this page Documents on this page

Was this page useful?

LEAVE FEEDBACK
 
 
preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only preload-image-only