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Overall, Australia’s wind power generation capacity grew by a CAGR of 15% from 2010 to 2021, to reach 8,160MW, and generation grew by a CAGR of 15% to reach 24,536GWh in 2021.

Installed capacity is forecast to increase by 31,262MW from 2022 to 2035, at which point wind power is expected to account for 20% of total installed generation capacity. Onshore wind power capacity rose from 1,787MW in 2010 to 8,160MW in 2021 at a CAGR of 15%. It is expected that onshore wind power will reach 35,113MW by 2035, growing at a CAGR of 11% during 2021-2035. Offshore wind power capacity is expected to be 4,308MW by the end of 2035.

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