Our Story So Far
SEN was formed in 2007 by a group of motivated professionals, concerned at a lack of action and understanding in the area of sustainable energy supply. Since then, SEN has grown exponentially to over 150 members from all walks of life.
SEN is affiliated with the Conservation Council of Western Australia, Friends of the Earth Australia and the Anti-Nuclear Alliance of WA. We are not affiliated with any political party and strive to maintain an independent voice on renewable energy in WA.
We aim to show that renewable energy can sustain our energy needs in Western Australia, with particular focus on the state’s main electricity grid, the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). To date this has been achieved through:
- research into renewable energy technologies and how these could be applied in WA
- presentations to community groups, schools, industry representatives and MPs
- this website
- monthly meetings with guest presentations from renewable energy industry experts
- display stands at events
- writing letters to newspapers and politicians
- development of educational resources for schools
- our key messages flyer
- our computer simulation
SEN's computer simulation is one of our major achievements so far. We began development on the computer simulation out of a sense of frustration that WA's major planning bodies were not doing so themselves. We understand that in order to make major changes to our energy system, serious modelling is required. The simulation calculates and displays the investment required in renewable energy technologies and new transmission infrastructure, jobs created, unit price, CO2 emissions reduced and many other statistics based on the user's input. View our simulation page to find out more and to try out the simulation.
SEN has managed to make significant progress in the last few years and the momentum only continues to build. We have three teams or workgroups working on our various aims: Technical/Economics, Marketing and Fundraising. You can find out more about our teams here.
If the above is of interest to you, perhaps you would like to become a member of SEN. As a member you will receive notices of our monthly meetings and events that come up and you can also choose to receive a digest of news items related to energy and climate change. As a member you are more than welcome to participate in the working groups and contribute to our aims for a sustainable energy future, although this is in no way obligatory.