WA Electricity Industry Weekly News Roundup: 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

Headlines

Fuel refining is a national security matter and Australia needs to get serious [28/12/2020]

The Australian fuel refining industry can’t be allowed to sputter out the same way our car manufacturing capacity did, or the very security of our nation could be at risk. […] Since 1999 we have slipped from eight operating refineries to four, with our largest, Kwinana in Western Australia, due to close and be converted into an import terminal because, owner BP says, “regional oversupply and sustained low refining margins mean the Kwinana Refinery is no ‎longer economically viable’’.

Australia’s first renewable energy industrial micro grid launches at Peel Business Park [29/12/2020]

In just over a year, a waterlogged paddock has been transformed into Australia’s first renewable energy industrial micro grid. The vast field of solar panels will provide all the power needed for the Peel Business Park in Nambeelup.

Household Energy Efficiency Scheme aims to help 10,000 vulnerable WA households [29/12/2020]

WA households will receive help to reduce their energy costs under a $13 million plan from the State Government.

Announcements

EPWA: Household Energy Efficiency Scheme [29/12/2020]

Energy Minister Bill Johnston has announced the delivery of a range of measures to assist vulnerable households in reducing their energy costs through the four-year, $13 million Household Energy Efficiency Scheme.

WA Government: McGowan Government launches $13 million energy scheme [29/12/2020]

Household Energy Efficiency Scheme to ease cost of living for vulnerable families. Over 10,000 households to be supported in tackling high energy use to reduce bills.

Publications

None this week.

Consultations

None this week.