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.


65. GreenPower:

Purchase renewable energy for 50% of the Government's own electricity needs by 2014

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Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

GreenPower is a voluntary government accredited program for additional renewable energy generation across Australia beyond mandatory renewable requirements.  It is a joint initiative of the ACT, NSW, SA, QLD, and VIC governments.

This target represents the voluntary purchase of GreenPower electricity as a proportion of the Government’s electricity needs. 

The Government decided in the 2012-13 Mid-Year Budget Review that, with effect from 2014-15, the Government’s minimum GreenPower purchase commitment would be deferred. Each year, the Government reassesses its priorities for revenue and expenditure measures through the budget process and the reinstatement of GreenPower purchases is open to Government consideration in future budget processes.

In keeping with this decision:

  • The purchase of 20 per cent Accredited GreenPower remained in the Small Market Sites contract until it expired on 31 December 2013. From 1 January 2014, the Small Market Sites contract does not include a GreenPower requirement.
  • The purchase of 50 per cent Accredited GreenPower remained in the Large Site contract until it expired on 31 December 2014. The new contracts since 1 January 2015, have not included a GreenPower requirement.

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