100% Renewable Energy on the SWIS 2029
Steve Gates – SEN Committee
Prior to the March State Election SEN was commissioned by the WA Greens to provide a brief of scenarios which would demonstrate the potential for WA?s SWIS electricity grid demand to be fully met by a combination of renewable energy generation, efficiency, storage and demand-side management within the SWIS grid, by 2029. This SEN Presents event will present the findings of the report.
'SEN Presents' Meeting
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Formed in 2007 Sustainable Energy Now Inc (SEN), a not-for-profit Western Australian volunteer association, was set up with the aim of promoting practical, affordable strategies for the adoption of renewable energy toward a sustainable global future. Since then we have grown to over 200 members and more than 1500 supporters from all walks of life, including energy professionals, engineers, students, teachers, doctors, retirees and politicians. These members have worked to put together parliamentary submissions, meet with politicians and industry, give presentations to schools and community groups, attend forums and debates, set up the display stand at events, establish a website and write articles for magazines and letters to newspapers and politicians.
Members have also been working to create an interactive computer simulation (available free from the website) to demonstrate the ability of renewable energy to contribute to WA's main electricity grid. This allows the user to plot new renewable energy plants on a WA map and visualise how they then contribute to the energy requirements of an average daily load. Algorithms are used to determine the effect of solar irradiance, wind and wave regimes and geothermal mapping and then the simulation displays calculations of potential investment in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure, unit price, jobs created, CO2 emissions reduced etc.
Jandakot Bioenergy Project
Hamish Jolly Managing Director, Biogass Renewables Pty Ltd
Due for commissioning in 2013, the Jandakot Bioenergy Project will deliver a commercial-scale anaerobic digestion plant at Richgro Gardens Products’ main manufacturing operations 20 minutes south of Perth, transitioning Richgro to become a net exporter of electricity.
'SEN Presents' Meeting
SEN and SEN UWA Special State Election Event:
The North Midlands Solar Thermal Power Project
Robert Coltrona, Managing Director
Renewable Energy Educational Workshop
The Tier 3 Rail Network:
Greenough River Solar Farm:
Renewable Futures Portal
Dr Mark Brogan, Senior Lecturer,
Western Power’s Smart Grid: An Introduction
The Carnarvon Solar Power Station
Dr Tobias Price
Mt Barker Community Wind Farm
Geothermal Projects and Scale Considerations: Project Examples and Opportunities for WA
Oil Mallee Biomass for Energy and Carbon in the WA Wheat Belt
Assessing the Potential of Electric Vehicles and Photovoltaics in a Smart-Grid Environment in Brazil
Click here for information on these and the last two years of SEN presentations.