Green electricity in Australia

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Green electricity in Australia is available from a number of green energy suppliers that supply electricity from environmentally friendly energy sources. Typically, this refers to renewable and non-polluting energy sources. The growth and development of the green energy industry is tracked in Australia by the ALTEX-Australia alternative energy index.

In Australia green energy is accredited under the GreenPower scheme whereby all distributors are government audited bi-annually to ensure that customers are getting exactly what is described in their purchased products. In the 2009 settlement period there were 904,716 GreenPower customers Australia-wide, accounting for a total of 2,194,934 MWh of electricity generation, a 10% increase over 2008. This total electricity provision was divided between residential customers who purchased 1,001,195 MWh, and business customers who purchased 1,193,739 MWh.[1][2] The largest nationwide distributors were EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy, and TRUenergy.

Companies offering GreenPower[edit]

As of 2008 these companies offered a residential GreenPower accredited program:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Latest GreenPower News: GreenPower Audit Report 2009". GreenPower Official Site. ACT, NSW, SA, QLD, VIC and WA State Governments. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "National GreenPowerTM Accreditation Program: Annual Compliance Audit for 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009". GreenPower Official Website. Perenia Pty Ltd. February 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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