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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.