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NSW Climate and Energy Action

The shift to renewables

The energy sector is undergoing a transformation. Renewable energy in our electricity supply mix is continuing to grow and plays a critical role in reducing emissions.

Wind farm sitting next to the Australian coast

NSW now has approximately 13,500 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation capacity, which is around 53% of total generation capacity in our state. 

Hydrogen tanks

We are working with industry to support a thriving green hydrogen industry in NSW. This will help pave the way for a net zero emissions future while driving economic growth.  

Additional information

The NSW renewable energy pipeline refers to projects that are not yet operational, but which are either in the planning system, have planning approval or are under construction.

NSW has abundant sources of renewable energy including high average global solar exposure and world class wind along the Great Dividing Range. 

The private sector is a key delivery partner to establish a secure, affordable and clean energy system and a low carbon future for NSW.  

Previous projects that have been supported by the NSW Government.