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Category: Western Australian Government

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WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

Solar panels are still a rarity in WA’s lower-income areas.

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WA’s biggest pig farm about to go 100 per cent renewable energy

WA’s biggest pig farm about to go 100 per cent renewable energy

WA’s biggest piggery operator to add wind and storage to existing solar arrays in push to 100 per cent renewable energy supply.

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WBHO to deliver largest utility-scale solar farm in WA

WBHO to deliver largest utility-scale solar farm in WA

Perth-based business WBHO Infrastructure, in Joint Venture with Singapore based Phoenix Solar, has secured the EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contract to deliver WA’s largest solar project, Byford Solar Farm.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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WA's Collgar Wind Farm

Lower the drawbridge! WA prepares for wind and solar boom

Drought on wind and solar investment orchestrated by previous conservative state government now likely to be broken, with more than 1000MW of projects lined up.

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WA to close Muja coal units, in first signs of major shift to renewables

WA to close Muja coal units, in first signs of major shift to renewables

As WA’s new Labor government announces closure of Muja AB coal-fired power station the state will have no choice but to turn to wind and solar.

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Batteries arrive for Horizon's grid-scale "spinning reserve" trial

Batteries arrive for Horizon’s grid-scale “spinning reserve” trial

Two large-scale batteries will be trialled as back-up power at an islanded 170MW power station in Carnarvon WA.

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WA election delivers win for Carnegie 20MW Albany Wave Project

WA election delivers win for Carnegie 20MW Albany Wave Project

Labor’s WA election win locks in a $19.5m commitment to Carnegie Clean Energy’s 20MW Albany Wave Energy Project.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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WA grid could be 100% renewable by 2030, say Greens

WA grid could be 100% renewable by 2030, say Greens

Greens say WA’s SWIS grid could shift to 100% renewables by 2030 for cheaper than business as usual.

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W.A. Labor pushes for solar, pumped hydro for coal-town Collie

W.A. Labor pushes for solar, pumped hydro for coal-town Collie

Western Australian Labor party – currently leading in the polls ahead of state election – proposes solar plant and biomass facility in Collie, at the heart of the state’s coal industry.