2020 Large-scale Renewable Energy Target capacity achieved
Source: Clean Energy Regulator
5 September 2019
The Clean Energy Regulator has now approved enough capacity to guarantee that the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 gigawatt hours of additional renewable energy will be met in 2020.
Today, the Clean Energy Regulator Chair David Parker announced this major milestone for renewable energy in Australia.
“It is now certain Australia will generate enough renewable energy to meet the 2020 Large-scale Renewable Energy Target,” Mr Parker said.
The Clean Energy Regulator stated that 6400 megawatts of large-scale renewable capacity had to be built between 2017 and 2019 to generate sufficient electricity to meet the target.
On 30 August 2019, this milestone was met ahead of schedule with the approval of four large wind and solar power stations, with a combined capacity of 406 megawatts.
“This achievement represents the hard work of a growing and dynamic renewables industry,” said Mr Parker.
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