Western Australia

Goldfields-Esperance gets its first community battery

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia (WA), is set to receive the region’s first community battery. The WA Government-owned utility Western Power is looking to smooth out peak load periods by integrating the Tesla battery into the network.

56 MW hybrid microgrid powers up at Western Australian gold mine

The unique solar, wind, and battery project has been completed at Gold Fields’ Agnew Gold Mine, marking Australia’s largest hybrid microgrid of its kind.

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Solar savings helping to save regional tourism industry

After tough years of drought and flood, The Gascoyne Junction Tourist Park in Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia, has been decimated by the impact of Covid-19 on the tourist industry. Struggling to pay its bills, the WA Govt is stepping in to help fund a solar upgrade, a saving grace.

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BP Australia study to investigate green hydrogen and ammonia opportunity

The feasibility study into the production of renewable hydrogen and ammonia in the portside town of Geraldton in Western Australia is being supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

QIC aims to capitalize on SPS and microgrid opportunities in WA 

QIC-owned Pacific Energy has bought solar and battery microgrid specialist Hybrid Systems in a bid to tap the off-grid and edge-of-grid growth in Western Australia.

Environmental approval recommended for gigawatt-scale renewable energy hub

A mega solar and wind energy project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has moved forward after being recommended for environmental approval.

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Fracking to help fund WA’s Clean Energy Future Fund

WA’s McGowan Government has set up a $9 million Clean Energy Future Fund which it will top up with the royalties of ‘unconventional onshore oil and gas projects’, a euphemism for fracking.

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Australia’s biggest green hydrogen plant secures initial investment

The Arrowsmith Hydrogen plant is the first of many green hydrogen projects across Western Australia being developed by Perth-based company Infinite Blue Energy.

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“De-constraining the grid”: inside WA’s new rooftop PV roadmap

Earlier this month, the Western Australian government released its Distributed Energy Resources (DER) roadmap. Another report focused on the threats posed to grid stability by accelerating solar uptake? Not so, says Bill Johnston, the WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Industrial Relations; it’s about opportunities.

Power Ledger, Nicheliving partner for large-scale solar energy trading rollout in WA

More than 100 apartments in Western Australia will get access to blockchain energy trading technology on the back of a three-year deal signed by Power Ledger and developer Nicheliving.

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