Electricity Supply Industry – Generation
The Electricity Generation Sector produces electricity for use in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. As we transition to a cleaner energy future and respond to changing consumer demand and expectation, the Australian Generation sector is transitioning from our historic reliance on coal to a more diverse mix including coal, gas and renewable energy sources.
The sector is evolving quickly as is the demand for renewable energy generation such as large scale wind and solar, smaller rooftop solar and increased storage through batteries and hydroelectricity. Newly established Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) will also require significant investment into power generation, transmission and distribution. Offshore wind projects have recently been given approval by the Federal Government, which will create opportunities for new and existing workers transitioning from traditional power generation industries.