Decarbonisation - it's a word you may have already heard, but what does it actually mean for WA's energy future?
Decarbonising the grid means reducing its carbon emissions, as in, decreasing the emissions per unit of electricity generated.
There is no one-size-fits-all method to reducing carbon emissions and increasing renewable energy in the grid. So we are powering ahead with new and innovative ways to deliver cleaner, greener energy to our customers.
And our grid has a big role to play in this process. How?
Decarbonisation is happening in many ways in our grid - from introducing new technology through to transitioning to LED streetlights.
Renewable energy generation is on the rise, with more wind and solar farms being connected to our grid.
With long rural lines exposed to weather, and plentiful sunshine, WA might be the best place in the world to enjoy the benefits of stand-alone power technology.
Just like you're changing the lightbulbs in your home, we're working to switch streetlights to LED and reduce our carbon footprint and transition to a greener grid.
Wind farms are one of the larger renewable energy generators for our grid.
As one of the cheapest sources of renewable energy and with WA being a pretty windy place, more wind farms are being constructed across our state. And we are working to connect them to our network by designing new substations and other infrastructure.
This means that we can connect hundreds of megawatts of renewable energy into our network and deliver this green energy onto WA customers.
Find out how we are integrating wind energy into our grid...
A new microgrid in Kalbarri is set to make better use of locally generated renewable energy and create more reliability.
When construction is completed in 2020, it will be one of Australia’s largest microgrids to run in complete renewable mode, drawing energy solely from wind and solar.
Find out more about the microgrid that will transform Kalbarri's power supply.
The question of ‘if’ electric vehicles will become mainstream, has changed to ‘when?’
Electric vehicle ownership in Australia is gaining momentum and we’re seeing more electric and plug-in hybrid models entering the market, with just over 30 different models expected to be available in Australia by the end of 2020.
We’re already planning for what that EV future might look like.