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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.

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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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Risen Energy’s Merredin Solar Farm readies to join the grid

The Chinese PV module maker’s 132 MW PV project in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region has completed all pre-commissioning testing and is now starting the commissioning process.

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Western Australia, the stand-out state for stand-alone systems

Before social-distancing became a thing, Western Australia stood apart from the rest of the country. Defined by remoteness, the state is beginning to embrace its identity, and cure itself of network headaches at the same time, with the uptake of stand-alone power systems (SPS).

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WA passes Pilbara electricity reform bill

The Western Australian State Parliament has passed an electricity reform bill that will see a new regulatory framework for the Pilbara and support stand-alone power and storage systems – already being rolled out by both Western Power and regional utility Horizon Power.

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