Jemma Green says there is a battle getting under way between networks and battery storage. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Power shift disrupts traditional model

Discussion about a sale of Western Power is taking place against a backdrop of rapid technological change in the sector, as networks brace for an onslaught of competition from battery storage.

Disruption is infiltrating the capital-intensive energy sector, with network operators and generators on notice to be more flexible in the face of unprecedented change.

And there’s an additional uncertainty from a Western Australian perspective, with the state’s governing Liberal Party yet to declare its hand on a potential sale of metropolitan network operator, Western Power.


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Wow, love Power Ledger's game changing technology. Seems like Blockchain technology is disrupting every industrial sector now.

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Total revenue

4th-Water Corporation$2.72bn
5th-Western Power$1.84bn
6th-Western Australian Treasury Corporation$1.50bn
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