WA Electricity Industry Weekly News Roundup: 7 September 2020 – 13 September 2020

Headlines

Joondalup for battery bus trial [08/09/2020]

Electric buses will be operating on Joondalup streets in a trial from early 2022, with buses from Volvo and charging infrastructure provided by ABB.

Green power coming in from the cold [09/09/2020]

A flurry of renewable projects has connected to the grid in recent months, although the pace of development could slow.

Hydrogen hopes on Horizon [09/09/2020]

Hydrogen, batteries, and standalone power systems are a major focus for WA’s regions.

Inside WA’s bet on PowerBanks [12/09/2020]

Western Australia is soaked in sunshine, and PV uptake is challenging the grid. But small numbers of medium-sized community batteries are taking the heat off the system, while helping more people to reap the dividends of rooftop solar PV.

Announcements

WA Government: McGowan Government launches solar schools program for regions [11/09/2020]

30 public schools in remote and regional WA to benefit from Solar Schools Program, with Horizon Power to supply and install rooftop solar systems at the schools.

WA Government: New agreement to supply Port of Esperance [11/09/2020]

Southern Ports Authority signs 20-year power supply agreement with Horizon Power.

Publications

Market Advisory Committee – September Meeting Papers [09/09/2020]

Benchmark Reserve Capacity Price Working Group – August Meeting Minutes [10/09/2020]