Australia’s CER accredited 104 MW of renewable large-scale power stations in June
Post date: 17/07/2019 - 13:13
In Australia, 23 renewable large-scale power stations were accredited in June with a combined capacity of 104 MW. This includes Clermont Solar Farm in Queensland with an accredited capacity of 89 MW. According to the latest figures of the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) about the progress towards the »2020 Renewable Energy Target«, the total capacity of accredited renewable power stations in 2019 is now 1,605 MW which is a 32 percent increase in accredited capacity compared to the same time last year. Furthermore, the 22 MW Agnew Gold Mine hybrid wind and solar project reached financial close. The total capacity of committed projects is now 5,300 MW.
The Australian Government has set a Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 gigawatt hours of additional renewable energy generation by 2020. In 2016 the Clean Energy Regulator estimated that for the 2020 target to be reached the total new capacity of renewable energy power projects required to be committed through to the end of 2018 was 6,000 MW. Due to a higher proportion of solar projects in the pipeline than expected the Clean Energy Regulator estimated that 6,400 MW would now be required to reach the target. Till June, the operating renewable capacity within the frame of the Renewable Energy Target reached 6,159 MW.