Energy Microgrid Delivers Improved Energy System to Onslow

A mixture of traditional energy sources, solar panels and battery storage will fuel an energy microgrid to power a town in WA’s north. The Onslow Renewable Energy Pilot, representing Stage Two its microgrid project, providing locals with low-cost solar and battery storage systems in the town. The State Government launched the pilot on Thursday in…

Environmental concerns over waste to energy project

As the new Avertas Energy project was unveiled, Kwinana was announced as the site for Australia’s first thermal to waste energy facility. During the announcement, protesters gathered outside the gate chanting for Premier Mark McGowan to “avert a disaster”. Mr McGowan explained this is an innovative process used all around the world, and allows waste…

Australia’s first thermal waste to energy facility breaks ground in WA

Kwinana will be home to Australia’s first thermal waste to energy facility, as the new Avertas Energy project was announced and the sod was turned. Co-developed by Macquarie Captial and Phoenix Energy Australia, the project is expected to create more than 800 jobs during construction, and 60 positions once fully operational. Premier Mark McGowan today…

Water Corporation reducing site power use through renewable energies

The Water Corporation is working to reduce its energy footprint, by installing solar rooftop systems and biogas generators to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Committed to exploring and adopting new technology to reduce its emissions, over the next few months nine Water Corp offices, workshops and depots will be fitted with solar energy panels, in…

New Lithium Plant approved by McGowan Government

The Albemarle Lithium plant has been granted environmental approval from the McGowan Government, giving the go-ahead for a lithium manufacturing plant in the State’s South West. The Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, 17kms north east of Bunbury, will be home to the new plant, and will process spodumene ore concentrate, through five process trains, to produce…

Hydrogen Conference giving shape to a new energy sector

The State’s Renewable Hydrogen Conference attracted more than 300 national and international delegates, in the hope of a renewable hydrogen industry in WA. Meeting strong demand from competitive markets in Korea and Japan, WA is in prime position to shape the future for a new energy sector. The McGowan Government has established a Renewable Hydrogen…

EXPERT ANALYSIS: What Can Be Done To Reduce WA’s Power Price

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report this week highlighted windfall profiteering in the retail energy sector as a result of no contestable competition in the market. Recommendations made by the ACCC for the National Energy Market are not fully transferable into WA’s South West Interconnected System. The comparison being: The National Energy Market supplies…

No National Energy Guarantee for WA

The WA Government said the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will affect our State, with Energy Minister Ben Wyatt, warning the Commonwealth that WA’s unique position must be taken into consideration. The Council of Australia Governments (COAG) meeting hoped to set a national agreement on the new energy blueprint. Mr Wyatt explained WA has not…

Trump Claims Putin Would Have Preferred Hillary Clinton as President

United States President Donald Trump has claimed that Russian President Vladamir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as president than himself. According to CBS News, Mr Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson that Russia would have benefitted from Mrs Clinton’s victory because it would weaken the military and increase…

South Australia to have World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery

The South Australian State Government has reached a deal with Tesla and Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm to install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in the wind farm. The announcement came from South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, who on Friday announced the deal and confirmed Tesla boss Elon Musk’s pledge to have it delivered within…