The first 100MW solar farm in Western Australia begins sending power to the grid.
Western Power installs W.A.’s 13th community battery, but in this case on the customer connection side as part of a unique five-year trial with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
Western Power to pilot new energy management platform for ‘flexibility services’, boosting renewables penetration and supporting network strength.
Nearly 95,000 customers lost power, some for up to four hours, when a gas power station tripped and caused a cascade of failures at other gas units. Who knew?
A fifth PowerBank battery installed by W.A. to help balance the state’s grid, allow more customers to install solar, and offer a “community” storage option to local solar homes.
Latest 10-year forecast for W.A. grid highlights massive changes ahead as rooftop solar entrenches position as dominant technology, while the closure of two more coal units will not be missed.
Western Power installs first of 10 grid-connected PowerBank “community batteries” in Kalgoorlie-Bolder to support uptake of more solar and help smooth the grid.
Ed Kalajzic takes helm at Western Power as the DNSP looks to shift parts of its sprawling poles and wires network to solar and battery storage stand-alone power systems.
Western Australia government paves way for more renewable-based stand-alone power systems and distributed storage – and for competition in the networks.
Synergy and Western Power extend “shared storage” trial to two more W.A. suburbs, after initial Tesla community battery install proves a huge success.