Australia’s rooftop solar market has defied a challenging 2020 to set a number of new installation records, with the market overcoming disruptions to grow by a massive 39 per cent year-on-year, new analysis from consultancy SunWiz has detailed.
Operations at the Garden Island Microgrid, which powers naval facilities off the coast of Western Australia, have resumed operations after upgrade works undertaken by the Department of Defence.
Strike Energy unveils $2.3b WA fertilisers project [11/01/2021]
The oil and gas junior will look for partners to help fund the major urea and ammonia project it is proposing at Geraldton, with urea importer Wesfarmers expected to be interested.
Strike Energy has unveiled plans for a $2.3bn fertiliser plant in Western Australia’s Geraldton using gas from the energy producer’s Perth Basin deposits.
‘We won’t privatise Western Power’: Liberal’s pledge [13/01/2021]
Electricity utilities Western Power, Synergy and Horizon would all remain in public hands under a WA Liberal Government, Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has announced.
Newcrest Mining has ticked off on the first stage of construction of its Havieron deposit in WA, throwing $146m towards early works after receiving government approval to start work on a new mine at the emerging discovery.
The Western Australian town of Broome will become host to one of Australia’s largest shopping centre solar installations. The 1.2MW commercial solar installation will be added to the Broome Boulevard Shopping Centre, owned by ASX-listed property investors Primewest, constructed over the centre’s car park, and is expected supply around 45 per cent of the centre’s electricity needs.
Local builder wins $16m Albany project [15/01/2021]
Construction company Wauters has secured the works to build Western Power’s new $16 million energy depot.
One of the world’s biggest renewable energy companies is eyeing remote solar power and green hydrogen opportunities in Australia as well as a major expansion in waste-to-energy to widen its portfolio in line with its economy-wide approach to sustainability.
An emergency bushfire warning has been issued for several Perth suburbs with crews working to strengthen containment lines. […] Western Power says electricity supplies have also been cut to some customers with more than 200 properties currently without power.
Synergy: Emmanuel Catholic College Case Study [12/01/2021]
Emmanuel Catholic College in Success has a student body of approximately 1,100 students, ranging from Year 7 through to Year 12. […] A 99.990 kW solar system was installed on the roof of the Sports and Performing Arts Centre for Excellence in April 2020.
EPWA: Consumer research grants launched [13/01/2021]
Round 2 of the Western Australian Advocacy for Consumers of Energy Grants has been launched by the Minister for Energy.
Premier Mark McGowan and Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced plans for a new $16 million energy hub in Albany. Western Power’s state-of-the-art facility will be built by local business Wauters Building Company, creating around 70 construction jobs.
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