Renewable Electricity Generation
Renewable electricity generation in 2022 Q2 was higher than any quarter 2 reported previously, with 7,358 GWh of renewable electricity generated. This means renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2022 is 36.2% higher than at the same point in 2021 (figure 4).
This increase is likely explained by an increase in wind speed.
Figure 4: Renewable electricity generation (2019-2022)
Higher wind speeds resulted in wind generation being 39.4% higher in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Rainfall has also increased slightly, leading to a 2.9% increase in renewable hydro generation from the first half of 2021 to the first half of 2022 (figure 5).
Figure 5: Wind and hydro generation (Q1-Q2, 2021 and 2022)
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