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Calima raises nearly $13m

Calima Energy has raised around $12.7 million, via a placement and entitlement offer, with the funds set to be primarily used for general working capital purposes.

State government announces millions in funding for Collie

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the Collie Future investment prospectus this morning, touting millions of dollars in funding for the regional town.

Isolation brings positive push for microgrids

The vast emptiness of WA has proved to be an advantage when developing skills in the rollout of new electricity technology.

$123m for minesite microgrids

Two microgrid projects worth a combined $123 million have moved forward today as the technology becomes increasingly mainstream, with Gold Fields and GMA Garnet mine sites to have big renewable power and storage components.

Evol seals gas supply deal

Wesfarmers subsidiary Evol LNG has secured a six-year deal to supply gas for a 14.5-megawatt power station to be operated by Zenith Energy at the Kirkalocka gold mine.

Tempo optimistic of solar cost blowout solution

Tempo Australia has emerged from a one-and-a-half month trading halt to announce it has agreed terms in-principle with Enel Energy that will potentially prevent a cost blowout at a major solar contract.

Woodside cuts production forecast

Woodside Petroleum has forecast its 2019 output will be at the lower end of its guidance of 88 million to 94 million barrels of oil equivalent, as a result of maintenance issues at its Pluto liquefied natural gas plant.

Valmec wins EPC contract at hydrogen facility

Valmec has secured a $4.5 million contract at Australian Gas Infrastructure Group’s Hydrogen Park production facility.

Pascoe's linked to disclosure fine

A Willetton-based nominee company associated with contractor Pascoe's Gas, Water & Electrical has been hit with an increased fine after refusing to provide documents to the state government, which is trying to clarify the precise links between the two entities.

Chalkley, Barrie to Power board

Western Power chief executive Guy Chalkley has been appointed to the network operator’s board, while Kathryn Barrie will wear two hats as a director of the business and continuing in a senior role at the Public Utilities Office.

Gorgon stage two drilling campaign starts

Chevron has started the second stage of its Gorgon drilling campaign, which will create 11 new wells at the $5 billion project on Western Australia’s north-west coast.

EPA to start consulting on greenhouse policy

The Environmental Protection Authority will commence formal consultation next month on its greenhouse gas guidelines, refuting media reports it has already decided to revive the guidelines that caused industry outrage earlier this year.

WA’s gas advantage becomes big opportunity

Andrew Forrest has pounced on a potential play to supply WA gas to an east coast industrial market pounded by high prices.

Strike joins Northern Minerals as R&D tax losers

ASX-listed Strike Energy will not receive its federal government research and development tax credits for the 2018 financial year, a week after West Perth-based Northern Minerals was ordered to pay back 50 per cent of its $21.56 million R&D rebate for the same financial year.

Edwell to lead power reform taskforce

Horizon Power chair Stephen Edwell has been picked to lead the state government’s Energy Transformation Taskforce, two months after a review into energy policy was first announced.

Cost reduction focus for AGIG

Further downward pressure on gas prices is likely with the owners of the state’s major transmission pipeline planning a big cut in costs.

$11.6m for energy in remote Aboriginal communities

The state government announced it would spend $11.6 million on the installation of solar farms and energy storage in remote Aboriginal communities as part of this years’ State Budget.

Electric time for energy hopefuls

Free to read: From resources projects to rooftops, the technological revolution under way in energy will have a lasting impact on Western Australia.

Spearheading move to power off grid

The battery minerals boom may have captured the public’s imagination, but WA is also at the vanguard of applying batteries and other technologies at the consumer level.

Seven ways WA stays top in traditional fuels

Our list of seven reasons why WA will continue to be at the forefront of development of traditional fuels.

From gas to lithium, WA powering the world

The state is developing from a gas exporter to produce a range of energy commodities and technological innovations, with energy exports to potentially hit $50 billion in a decade.

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