Changes in this issue
A number of changes have been made by the ABS in this issue. These reflect ongoing ABS research into the measurement of employment in renewable energy activities, supported by valuable feedback from industry experts and government sources. The ABS is grateful for this feedback and will continue to actively seek and use stakeholder input.
Inclusion of employment related to large batteries
Large batteries have recently been installed to support power generation for Australia's electricity grid. These batteries represent an enabling technology in support of renewable energy and the employment required to put these batteries into operation is in scope of this publication. Battery-related employment is not separately identified in this release but is instead reported in combination with the type of renewable energy being enabled (wind power etc.).
Employment factors revised for wind power and large scale solar power
In this release, key employment factors used to estimate employment for wind power and large scale solar power have been revised downwards based on updated and improved source information. The change affects years 2015-16 and onwards.