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New Energy Jobs Plan: Bold or brash?

New Energy Jobs Plan: Bold or brash?

The political landscape in WA offers different visions for the best way to obtain a reliable, secure and cost-effective energy system. The WA Liberal’s recently unveiled “New Energy Jobs plan” is head turning for the numbers included and the aggressive move towards renewables. We look at the policy and what it might mean for key stakeholders.

BY Graham Pearson Feb 18 2021
Predicting the future: How four scenarios will shape the WEM

Predicting the future: How four scenarios will shape the WEM

Power systems are often unplanned and organic, changing over time to reflect new technologies, population movements, and economic growth. The SWIS in Western Australia is no different.

BY Graham Pearson Aug 13 2020
New Access Code: What does it mean for competition?

New Access Code: What does it mean for competition?

Western Australia’s Electricity Networks Access Code is set to undergo a major shake-up.

BY Graham Pearson Jul 09 2020
Western Australia’s dramatically changing electricity consumption

Western Australia’s dramatically changing electricity consumption

Recent data from the AEMO shows that demand and consumption in Western Australia has changed markedly from last year.

BY Carol Tran Jul 02 2020
Setting the mark: Why price limits should change in WA

Setting the mark: Why price limits should change in WA

Alongside the lofty energy reforms being rolled out in Western Australia the annual review of the energy price limits has quietly captured the attention of market participants and industry watchers.

BY Graham Pearson May 28 2020
DER: Does WA’s roadmap set the right direction?

DER: Does WA’s roadmap set the right direction?

Last week Western Australia released a Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap that seeks to set out a framework to allow the further development and integration of DER into the South West Interconnected System over the next five years.

BY Graham Pearson Apr 09 2020
Renewable Hydrogen Strategy launches

Renewable Hydrogen Strategy launches

On 19 July, the Western Australian Government released its Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, which aims to position the state as a leader in the global renewable hydrogen industry.

BY Scott Davis Aug 01 2019
System security: Grappling with the DER dilemma

System security: Grappling with the DER dilemma

The Australian Energy Market Operator has flagged the need to update technologies within Western Australia’s power grid as well as make market changes on the back of the rapid uptake of solar PV and distributed energy resources generally.

BY Scott Davis May 30 2019
WA electricity reform and DER: What are the customer implications?

WA electricity reform and DER: What are the customer implications?

Distributed Energy Resources have the potential to offer customers lower cost, reliable and efficient energy. However, while there has been a growing focus on DER benefits, they also come with some challenges.

BY Scott Davis Apr 04 2019
WA Electricity Reform: Have we got DER covered?

WA Electricity Reform: Have we got DER covered?

Uncertainty around energy policy has had an impact on all levels of the nation’s electricity supply systems. It has led to increased speculation about future reliability, electricity shortages, as well as assertions of power quality problems from the influx of renewables, even debate about the potential for blackouts as the energy mix continues to change.

BY Scott Davis Mar 28 2019
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