We head to the ballot box this weekend across WA to elect a government. In the next four years this government will experience a dramatic shift in the energy market – a transition that will be challenging, but exciting… and inevitable. How are the major political parties preparing for this? How is business preparing for this? Read on.
In the Energy Wise column, Dennis Foo provides a snap shot of the policy intentions of the major political parties. Each have different road maps and timetables but a common destination. This destination is an energy market that is distributed with a high penetration of renewables, battery storage and essentially more democratised.
However, in my humble opinion, this transition will come faster than any of their plans suggest they expect. A good steward, but one that is decisive and action oriented in this space will be required to power the state in the next four years. Vote wisely!
In the Local Power column, Sonny Chien explains how a booming sector of the economy – Retirement and Aged Care – is powering up with solar to ensure its growth is sustainable – both financially and environmentally.
Finally, in Electricity Rewired we introduce you to a new member of our team, Mr. Wayne Heal who specialises in commercial and project solar sales. There continues to be much published about fixing our broken energy system with a policy circuit breaker. Wayne poses that your organisation has access to the technology to manage the opportunities and threats arising from decisions made when the debate is settled.
Have fun. My best,