WA Electricity Industry Weekly News Roundup: 16 November 2020 – 22 November 2020

Headlines

Onslow DER Project shortlisted for prestigious industry award [16/11/2020]

Western Australia’s Horizon Power tailors energy systems to the needs and aspirations of its far-flung regional towns and communities. Onslow’s ground-breaking DER system incorporating a solar plant, gas power station, grid-scale battery storage, plus rooftop solar, residential batteries is up for a well-deserved accolade.

Massive WA renewable hydrogen project signs up Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners [16/11/2020]

Plans to develop a massive new renewable hydrogen production facility near Kalbarri in Western Australia, with up to 5,000MW of combined solar and wind projects to supply it, have won the backing of Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, or CIP.

Graph of the Day: Solar is now regularly hitting 50 pct share in Western Australia [18/11/2020]

Renewable energy records continue to tumble across the country, with the latest notable milestone being reached in Western Australia, where solar power is now regularly reaching  50 per cent of supply in the middle of the day.

WA pays business to consume power [20/11/2020]

Western Australia is generating so much solar power that the state-owned distribution network is paying customers to use electricity. The huge flow of solar power on sunny days is threatening to destabilise Perth’s power grid, prompting state-owned operator Western Power to pay businesses to use electricity on weekends and solar farms to turn themselves off.

Announcements

WA Government: Solar panels power a brighter future for WA charities [20/11/2020]

Synergy Community Solar Fund donates six rooftop solar panels to not-for-profits. Since 2018, fund recipients have collectively saved almost $75,000.

Publications

MAC Meeting Papers for 17 November 2020 [17/11/2020]

MAC Meeting Agenda Item 5 – ERA Presentation on RC_2019_03 [17/11/2020]

MAC Meeting Agenda Item 6 – EPWA Presentation – Rule Change Governance – Consultation on Changes [17/11/2020]

MAC Meeting Minutes for 20 October 2020 [17/11/2020]

GAB Meeting Papers [18/11/2020]

Consultations

WEM Rule Change RC_2014_03: Administrative Improvements to the Outage Process – Open to 04/12/2020