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									                                                                Government of South Australia
                                                                Department for Transport,
                                                                Energy and Infrastructure

In reply please quote      4069247
Enquiries to Vince Duffy
Telephone 8204 1724                                                        ENERGY DIVISION

                                                                           Level 8, ANZ Building
                                                                           11 Waymouth Street
                                                                           ADELAIDE SA 5000

Mr Rick Crump
                                                                           ABN 92 366 288 135
A/Executive Officer
Economic and Finance Committee
Parliament House
North Terrace

Dear Mr Crump,


As requested, the following responses are provided to the questions asked
during my presentation to the renewable energy inquiry.

Q. Can you clarify for the Committee South Australia's percentage installed
renewable energy capacity?

A. Data from the ESIPIC 2009 Annual Planning Report and solar data provided
by the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and Arts,
indicates that South Australia's total installed renewable energy capacity as a
percentage of total installed energy capacity is currently 17.1%. Total installed
renewable energy is 751 MW (wind 740 MW, solar 11.3 MW) while total
installed capacity is 4395 MW (total installed conventional thermal generation
3644 MW + total installed renewable energy 751 MW).

Q. Is there any data set that says that consumers in South Australia are actually
purchasing a certain amount of renewable power? Does anybody have that
data set?

A. There is no data set currently available that outlines the amount of renewable
power purchased by consumers in South Australia.

Yours sincerely,

Vince D ffy
Director, Mar ets and Sustainability
Energy Divisi n

9 November 2009

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