Graph of the Day: Map of Victoria generation – Coal, gas, wind, solar, batteries and hydro

Acciona's Mt Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailContinuing our popular series of “graph of the day” articles showing the maps of existing generation in the five main states within the National Electricity Market, today we show Victoria, again courtesy of the AER’s annual State of the Energy Market report.

The brown dots are the brown coal generators that have dominated the state’s grid for decades, hydro – mostly in the mountainous north east – is reflected in blue; solar (mostly in the north west) is in yellow and wind (mostly south west) is green. Each of these technologies appears to have its distinct territory!

Keeping current with electric vehicles. Odds are you don't find yourself sitting in traffic next to an electric vehicle (EV) very frequently, but that may soon change. According to a recent report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global sales from EVs are expected to grow from 1.1 million in 2017 to 11 million in 2025, rising to 30 million in 2025. Furthermore, the forecast states: "By 2040, 55% of all new car sales and 33% of the global fleet will be electric." Although Tesla is often the first mentioned when talk around the water cooler turns to EVs, plenty of traditional automakers are charged up about them as well. For example, General Motors announced last October its intent to launch at least 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023 as it drives toward a future where it intends to solely produce zero-emission, all-electric vehicles. Volkswagen AG, moreover, also aspires to satisfy the growing demand for EVs; the company plans on offering customers electric versions of all the models in its portfolio by 2030.

The two purple dots are grid scale battery storage, while gas in in grey.

You can find the other states here: South Australia, Queensland and NSW. And as advised, we are working on our interactive maps for both existing generation and that in the pipeline.