Green electricity in Australia is available from a number of green energy suppliers that supply electricity from environmentally friendly energy sources that are renewable and non-polluting. The growth and development of the green energy industry was tracked in Australia by the ALTEX-Australia alternative energy index from 2006 to 2011.

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.

By the 2014 settlement period the number of GreenPower customers Australia-wide was at 497,406, and total purchases accounted for 1,279,281 MWh.[3]

Companies offering GreenPower

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

See also


  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" (PDF). GreenPower Official Website. Perenia Pty Ltd. February 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Latest GreenPower News: GreenPower Audit Report 2014" (PDF). GreenPower Official Site. ACT, NSW, SA, QLD, VIC and WA State Governments. July 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 

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