Australia: Fossil fuels electricity capacity

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 Australia

Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts

 Latest value 52.83
 Year 2021
 Measure million kilowatts
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 38.15
 Min - Max 18.04 - 56.01
 Source The U.S. Energy Information Administration
For that indicator, we provide data for Australia from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Australia during that period was 38.15 million kilowatts with a minimum of 18.04 million kilowatts in 1980 and a maximum of 56.01 million kilowatts in 2015. The latest value from 2021 is 52.83 million kilowatts. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 189 countries is 23.45 million kilowatts. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Australia - Fossil fuels electricity capacity - recent values

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Australia - Fossil fuels electricity capacity - historical chart - 1980-2021




Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.


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