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Carnegie first-half losses up nearly 400%

Carnegie Clean Energy has reported a net loss of $45 million for the half year, largely due to a write-down to the value of its intellectual property.

Wheatstone domgas gets pumping

Chevron has announced its Wheatstone domestic gas plant is ready to begin regular supply, two months after successful test flows into the market and two years after the first LNG shipment.

Regional power rollout moves to Esperance

The state government has continued its rollout of off-grid renewable systems, with Perth-based CPS National set to install micro power systems in the Esperance region.

Carnegie suspended from ASX

The cash-strapped company that received Western Australian government funds despite not meeting milestones attached to a wave power project has been suspended from trading on the Australian stock exchange for failing to lodge its half-year financial report.

Paladin approves Langer Heinrich study

Paladin Energy is preparing for a recovery in the uranium market, approving a prefeasibility study to evaluate restarting its Langer Heinrich mine in Namibia.

Technology focus for Johnston’s power plans

The federal government should offer Western Australia funding for power storage projects in proportion to its spending in the east, Energy Minister Bill Johnston says, while moves to introduce reserve capacity auctions and retail contestability locally are off his agenda.

Zenith profit falls 65%, Pacific's up 76%

Zenith Energy has reported a substantial decrease in first-half profit as it undergoes a transition, a week after local rival Pacific Energy delivered strong half-year results.

Alinta approves $400m wind farm

Alinta Energy has given the green light to the $400 million Yandin wind farm development north of Perth, with the company saying it will dial down production from its gas portfolio to make room for the new capacity.

$8.8 million regional power rollout

The state government has today announced the rollout of $8.8 million of stand-alone power systems, with Perth-based companies Hybrid Systems and BayWA r.e Solar Systems to lead the first stage of deployment.

RCR’s remaining WA assets sold

The sale of RCR Tomlinson’s Western Australian operations is complete, with RCR Resources, RCR Power and RCR Water West sold to AvidSys Group for an undisclosed sum.

AGL increases WA customers by 57%

AGL Energy has continued its growth in the Western Australian gas market, revealing it had approximately 33,000 customers by the end of 2018, a rise of 12,000 from six months prior.

Hybrid car sales up 140%

Sales of new hybrid cars have continued their rapid growth, rising by 140 per cent in January in Western Australia compared to the same month last year, and bucking the overall trend of declining new vehicle sales.

Granny Smith to go solar

Gold Fields has awarded Aggreko a contract to construct and operate a microgrid with 20,000 solar panels and battery storage, which will be integrated with the existing natural gas power supply to reduce fuel consumption at the Granny Smith gold mine near Laverton.

APA's Badgingarra wind farm producing power

Electricity has started flowing from APA Group’s Badgingarra wind farm in recent days, while two of the state’s major coal generating units have been powered down due to low demand.

Sumitomo moves on growing solar market with Infinite buy

Sumitomo Corporation has grown its presence in Western Australia’s retail power market with the acquisition of Infinite Energy, its first investment in a distributed grid business and a move beyond its local coal and gas-focused portfolio.

$1.7m to accelerate Perth tech hopefuls

A tech business that supports power provision in rural areas and a company developing a laser robot to remove damaged tissue and bones have won a combined $1.7 million of federal Accelerating Commercialisation grants.

Power Ledger in Japanese partnership

Local blockchain company Power Ledger has announced a partnership with Japan-based solar panel provider Sharing Energy.

Clough for civil works at $4bn Snowy 2.0

Perth-based contractor Clough has been chosen in collaboration with Italian business Salini Impregilo as preferred tenderer for civil works at the Snowy Hydro 2.0 pump storage project.

Case for renewables, but coal will power on

Wind and solar generation backed by storage are competitive with coal and gas, according to a recent report by the CSIRO, but that does not mean coal-fired generation will be out of the picture.

Balance wins solar EPC contract

Welshpool-based Balance Utility Solutions has been selected as the engineering and construction contractor for Terregra Renewables’ five-megawatt Mobilong solar farm, located north of Murray Bridge in South Australia.

Second waste to power plant closing on construction

Proponents of a $400 million waste to energy facility to be built in East Rockingham are hoping to get construction under way within months after finalising a waste supply deal with utilities giant Suez.

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