The government of Tasmania announced that it became the first Australian state and one of the first jurisdictions in
Tasmanian Energy Secretary Guy Barnett said in a statement that the state has become completely self-sufficient and can only use electricity from the state's wind and hydropower projects.
At the same time, the authorities noted that Tasmania has longis one of the cleanest sources of electricity in Australia, and the state's large hydropower resources provide the bulk of the country's electricity. The state began its journey towards renewable energy in 1895 with the introduction of the Duck Reach power plant in Launceston, making it the first state-owned hydroelectric power plant in the southern hemisphere.
We have reached 100% cleanliness in electricitythrough our commitment to realizing Tasmania's potential for clean energy through our policies and industry investments. This creates jobs across the state, particularly in our regions.
The authorities also noted that previously Tasmaniadepended on additional gas supplies and coal imports. However, with the growth of wind power in the state, they have reduced their dependence on additional supplies of fossil fuel-based electricity.
Barnett noted that Tasmania has reached 100%providing renewable energy following the commissioning of one of the last wind turbines at the Granville Harbor power plant. The researchers will expand and increase the volume of the facility, which is located on the west coast of the state.
When will they commission the last twoturbines, Tasmania will have access to 10,741 GWh of renewable energy - far more than the state's average annual electricity needs.
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