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Question On Notice No. 2485 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 September 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Energy
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the renewable energy input in Western Australia, and I ask:
(a) what percentage of renewable energy is currently in the:
(i) the South West Interconnected System (SWIS);
(ii) the North West Interconnected System (NWIS); and
(iii) remaining systems outside the NWIS and SWIS; and
(b) what is the projected percentage of renewable energy input by 2030 for:
(i) the South West Interconnected System;
(ii) the North West Interconnected System; and
(iii) remaining systems outside the NWIS and SWIS?

Answered on 22 October 2019

(a)   (i)           In 2017-18, 15.5% of the energy generated on the SWIS was from renewable sources, including rooftop solar PV.

       (ii)-(iii)   Separate renewable generation figures for the NWIS and off-grid are unavailable. However, in 2017-18, 1.2% of the energy generated outside of the SWIS was from renewable sources, including rooftop solar PV.

(b)   (i)           Generation from renewable sources is expected to more than double, to account for over one-third of annual electricity generation in the SWIS by 2030.

       (ii)-(iii)   Energy Policy WA has no projections for NWIS or off-grid areas.