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Genusplus wins Western Power contract to maintain and upgrade SWIS network

State-owned utility Western Power has awarded Perth-based power infrastructure provider Genusplus Group a five-year contract to maintain and upgrade the South West Interconnected System.

Horizon report reveals learnings from solar and hydrogen microgrid project

The development of a custom control program that allows for the autonomous management of the sub-systems that make up a hybrid solar and green hydrogen microgrid helping to power the Western Australian town of Denham is among the key lessons outlined in a new report released by the state government.

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Perth company lands $50 million contract on Collie big battery build

A Perth electrical company has won a $50 million contract for works on Western Australia’s 500 MW / 2,000 MWh Collie battery energy storage system just months after scooping a $160 million deal for the project.

Transmission line go-ahead gets Western Australia’s Pilbara Green Link moving

Western Australia’s energy provider Horizon Power has awarded GHD Group the task of overseeing the preliminary design of the Pilbara Green Link’s transmission lines and substations.

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New CIS tender seeks 2 GWh clean dispatchable capacity for Western Australia

The ball is rolling on the Australian government’s pending Capacity Investment Scheme Tender 2 focussing on the Western Australian Wholesale Electricity Market and which seeks an indicative target of 500 MW of four-hour equivalent dispatchable capacity, or 2,000 MWh.

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Court issues $40,000 fines for rooftop solar licence-sharing scheme

Two Western Australian companies and three people have been fined almost $40,000 for an illegal electrical licence-sharing arrangement involving 25 rooftop solar installations at properties in the state’s southwest.

Australian manufacturer wheels out first electric bus in WA

The first of 18 electric buses to be manufactured in Perth as part of a joint $250 million Western Australian and federal government initiative has been rolled out as the state pushes ahead with plans to decarbonise its public transport system.

AEMO calls for sustained investment as WA power supply outlook improves

The Australian Energy Market Operator has eased forecasts of a looming capacity shortfall in Western Australia’s main electricity grid but has warned of the need for “substantial and sustained” investment in renewables to replace coal-fired power stations and meet surging demand from customers electrifying their operations.

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WA green lights first solar project under streamlined approvals process

Yindjibarndi Energy Corporation’s ambition to be a key player in Australia’s clean energy transition has received a boost with the Western Australian government fast tracking approval for a 150 MW solar project in the Pilbara.

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Modular solar solution helps mining operation shift to renewables

Modular solar specialist 5B’s pre-assembled and relocatable Maverick solar solution has been unfolded in another off-grid hybrid renewable energy project as the decarbonisation of Australia’s mining sector continues.

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