Renewables’ share of electricity generation increased from 23.6 per cent in 2015 Q3 to 25.0 per cent in 2016 Q3. However, compared to 2016 Q2, renewables’ share was 0.2 percentage points lower. The increased share on a year earlier reflects the increase in renewables generation in addition to a decrease (1.2 per cent) in total electricity generation.
Total electricity generated from renewables in 2016 Q3 was 18.8 TWh, an increase of 0.7 TWh (4.3 per cent) compared to 2015 Q3, but 21 per cent lower than the record of 23.7 TWh in 2015 Q4. Overall electricity generation fell by 1.2 per cent (1.0 TWh) from 76.4 TWh in 2015 Q3 to 75.4 TWh in 2016 Q3.
This helped to increase the share of renewable generation by 0.3 percentage points.