Electricity generation in Victoria has traditionally been concentrated in the LaTrobe Valley, with large coal-fired power stations and some gas plants supplying the main load centre of Melbourne. Power has also been supplied by the Snowy hydro scheme in the north east, plus two wind farms on the southern coast.
More recently, the amount of wind generation has risen significantly, with more than twenty wind farms connecting to the grid, mostly dispersed throughout south west Victoria. Also, six new solar farms have joined the network along the border with New South Wales. Two utility-scale storage batteries were also added to firm up intermittent generation.
Meanwhile, the amount of coal-fired power has decreased significantly with the 2017 exit of Hazelwood station which supplied around 20 per cent of Victoria’s electricity consumption, and to a lesser extent with the exit of Anglesea coal power station in 2015.
You can view temporal maps which show the changing mix of electricity generation for the following jurisdictions:
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The information contained in the maps, including the location and generation type, has been prepared by the AEMC as general guidance and for information purposes only. The information is based on publicly available sources, and has not been independently verified by the AEMC, and therefore may not be complete, accurate or up to date. If you have information which would help us to improve the maps, please get in touch.