Every month the Clean Energy Regulator publishes Large-scale Renewable Energy Target supply data files to track investment in renewable energy.
These data files provide information about:
The number of LGCs held in the REC Registry and the megawatt capacity of approved power stations helps participants to quantify the level of supply in the market. LGCs held in the REC Registry move between accounts regularly, so registered holdings data should be considered as a guide only.
In 2023, 1.2 GW of capacity reached a final investment decision and has been added to the committed category.
This data is from 1 January 2024 to 31 January 2024. For data by month use the download below.
documentasset: Total LGCs and capacity of accredited power stations
This data is accurate as at 31 January 2024. For detailed information on approved power stations, committed and probable projects by status, please see the table below or use the downloadable files.
Note: Sorted by most recent approval.
Note: Sorted by highest MW capacity.
Note: Sorted by highest MW capacity.
An accreditation start date is assigned to each successful accreditation application. This start date indicates when a power station can claim large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) from. This date is determined to be either the date of first generation for the power station or the date that the application was considered to be properly made, whichever is the later of the two dates.
The accreditation start date is typically before the approval date due to the nature of the assessment process. LGCs can only be created for generation that occurs on or after the accreditation start date.
For further details refer to
Step 6 of our applying for accreditation guidance.
The date that the renewable energy power station was approved under the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target by the Clean Energy Regulator.
Large-scale renewable energy power stations that have been accredited.
Committed projects refers to large-scale renewable energy projects that have received all development approvals and reached a final investment decision (FID) according to the commercial understanding of the term.
The committed date field is based on the date that FID was reached as reported in open source media. Where a FID date has not been announced, the construction start date or the LRET accreditation application date has been used as a proxy for the FID date. While care is taken to accurately report FID dates, accuracy depends on information found in open source publications and is subject to change.
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.
For detailed information on total large-scale generation certificates in the REC Registry use the download below. For a subset of this data see the below table.
* Installation data has been used as a proxy for investment under the SRES
# 2023 installation capacity has been lag-adjusted to account for 12-month creation rule
Note: A 12 month creation period for registered persons to create small-scale technology certificates applies under the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. The 2022 and 2023 SRES capacity may change. Data is correct as at 31 December 2023.
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