WA’s New Directions for Electricity

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia is hosting and event in order to introduce the chief executive officers of four of WA’s new energy companies, April 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. From April 2006, Western Power Corporation will be separated into four new independent businesses as part of the state government’s energy reform program. They are: • Western Power is the networks business which will retain the Western Power name. It will be responsible for transporting electricity in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). The new CEO for Western Power will be Doug Aberle. • Synergy will buy electricity from generators and sell this to customers in the SWIS. The CEO for Synergy is Jim Mitchell. • Verve Energy will generate electricity at power stations and sell it to retailers (in the SWIS). The new CEO for Velve will be John Lillywhite. • Horizon Power will generate, transport and retail electricity to customers in all areas of the State outside the SWIS. The new CEO for Horizon will be Rod Hayes. Each CEO will introduce themself and outline the new role they will play in this group of companies. Attendance to this event cost $90 for CEDA members and $105 for non members, with corporate tables also available. For more information contact Lisa Scaffidi on 9228 5155 or email

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