South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


64. Renewable energy:

Support the development of renewable energy so that it comprises 33% of the state's electricity production by 2020

(Milestone of 20% by 2014)

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

The proportion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in South Australia has grown considerably from 4.9% in 2004-05 (baseline year) to 48.9% in 2016-17. Wind energy is the major renewable energy technology that has contributed to the result, with small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) also contributing increasing amounts.

The result for 2016-17 is well in excess of the target of 33% to be achieved by 2020.

Lead Agency

Department of the Premier and Cabinet