WA Electricity Industry Weekly News Roundup: 21 September 2020 – 27 September 2020

Headlines

WA puts out call to develop 1.5 gigawatt wind and solar hydrogen hub [21/09/2020]

The West Australia government has put out a call for expressions of interest to develop a massive new 1.5GW renewable energy hydrogen hub in an industrial estate some 435kms north of Perth.

WA EPA & industry make real moves to net-zero by 2050 [25/09/2020]

Fortescue and Mitsui appear to have agreed massive emissions cuts with WA’s environmental watchdog that is now looking at Woodside and Chevron LNG projects.

Business customers offered incentives to manage solar, batteries and flexible loads [25/09/2020]

Western Power, the main network owner in Western Australia, is launching a trial this weekend with local businesses to see how incentives can be used to encourage customers to best manage their rooftop solar, battery storage and flexible loads.

Announcements

WA Government: Renewable energy solutions making a difference in Derby [21/09/2020]

$5.2 million in renewable energy upgrades for Derby Hospital and Shire of Derby Upgrade of 827 LED streetlights to reduce local crime by 10 per cent. Another important piece of the State’s transition towards a low carbon future.

Horizon Power: Renewable energy solutions making a difference in Derby [22/09/2020]

Horizon Power is pleased to announce it will deliver $5.2 million worth of renewable energy projects in Derby, which will reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as help reduce night time crime and traffic incidents through better lighting.

Western Power: Charging up a hotwire [24/09/2020]

At Romina Nicoletti’s farm, keeping the roos out can be a problem if you don’t have power to the hotwires. That problem is about to be solved with Standalone Power Systems.

Synergy: Here’s what the future of solar is looking like for WA [24/09/2020]

While there’s no crystal ball, algorithm or matrix which can show us exactly what the future of energy will look like, we know that WA’s intelligent energy future is already on its way. More and more WA households and businesses are embracing new solutions. We know our collective energy future will be made of smarter, more efficient technology and solutions which adapt to what people need most.

Western Power launches flexibility services trial [25/09/2020]

Western Power, in conjunction with a number of WA business customers, will launch a trial of flexible energy services this weekend (the Flexibility Services Pilot) to learn how commercial and industrial businesses with large distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar PV and batteries, and manageable loads like heating and cooling systems, can be enabled to manage their generated load for a financial incentive.

Publications

Western Power 2020 Annual Report [23/09/2020]