Media Statements

For Portfolio: Energy

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

28/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA leading the nation in standalone power technology

27/06/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Climate Action; Energy

First Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

21/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Renewables to power Rio Tinto’s most technology advanced iron ore mine in the Pilbara

17/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power continues on path towards reconciliation

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$662 million boost for Collie’s transition to secure local jobs

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

State-owned coal power stations to be retired by 2030

10/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Renewable energy roadmap implementation on track

9/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA’s standalone power systems reach national milestone

1/06/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Broome North Primary School first of 28 new solar schools

27/05/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Esperance now powered by almost 50 per cent renewable energy

20/05/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment

Milestone for East Rockingham Waste to Energy project

16/05/2022

Johnston

Energy

New Chief Executive Officer appointed at Synergy

10/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Transport; Energy

WA’s climate action efforts accelerate with $60 million EV package

6/05/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Energy; Hydrogen Industry

Renewable hydrogen target to be investigated for Western Australia

4/05/2022

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

26/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Esperance energy transition plan secured with $10.5 million

21/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

More reliable and safe power for remote Aboriginal communities

21/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Works commence for WA’s first pumped-hydro solution

14/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Go-time for Hilton and Shelley underground power projects

8/04/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

1/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Agreement reached to improve electricity operations in the Pilbara

23/03/2022

Johnston

Energy

Christmas power review released and outage payment increased

23/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

New independent Chair for WA energy stakeholder committees

18/02/2022

Dawson; Johnston; Kelly

Emergency Services; Energy; Water

Financial relief for bushfire-affected Western Australians

17/02/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

More schools turn green with clean energy and solar

3/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Continued energy supply for Esperance homes and businesses

3/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Australian-first power solution for regional mobile tower

2/02/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Kalbarri District High School secures renewable energy future

2/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Launch of Australia’s largest connected microgrid

31/01/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Climate Action

Western Australia’s rapid solar evolution

31/01/2022

Johnston

Energy

Christmas 2021 power outage review begins

28/01/2022

Johnston

Energy

Next generation of apprentices to start in WA’s energy sector

30/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

More farms go off the grid east of Esperance

30/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

Extra relief for those affected by Christmas power outages

10/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

Green energy solution delivers savings for Kalumburu

1/12/2021

Johnston

Energy

Joint media statement - Innovative Project Symphony trial begins in WA

30/11/2021

Johnston

Energy

Technical solution to allow more residential rooftop solar

18/11/2021

Ellery; Johnston; Sanderson

Education and Training; Energy; Climate Action

Blueprint unveiled for future-proof green energy schools

10/11/2021

Johnston

Energy

Battery storage systems for regional towns

10/11/2021

Johnston; McGurk

Energy; Community Services

$13 million household energy efficiency pilot program launched

4/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Australia’s largest hybrid renewable microgrid officially opens

26/10/2021

McGowan; Ellery; Johnston

Premier; Education and Training; Energy

Green energy powering up WA schools

20/10/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Contractor announced for WA’s biggest battery

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Registrations of interest open for WA’s first disconnected microgrid

15/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

Health; Energy

Derby Hospital solar contract awarded to local companies

6/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

9/09/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Energy

$750 million Climate Action Fund to drive WA's low-carbon future

3/09/2021

Johnston; Carey

Energy; Housing

Public housing solar trial saves tenants hundreds

25/08/2021

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Kalgoorlie-Boulder High School launches first Virtual Power Plant

17/08/2021

Sanderson; Johnston

Environment; Climate Action; Energy

WA accelerates towards longest EV fast charging network

6/08/2021

Johnston

Energy

Derby benefits from smart solar solutions

5/08/2021

Johnston

Energy

Horizon Power opens first Customer Experience Centre in Broome

14/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Energy Policy WA boosted to transform and modernise WA energy sector

13/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Broome to benefit from additional rooftop solar

12/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Solar system grants power the way for WA charities

1/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government delivers electricity reforms in the Pilbara

1/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Improved governance arrangements for WA’s energy sector

28/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Carlisle North celebrates transition to underground power

23/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

South Fremantle Power Station to be sold for redevelopment

18/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Onslow successfully powered by 100% renewable energy in trial

3/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Funding and new power solutions for Cyclone Seroja recovery

21/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Energy Transformation Taskforce successfully concludes

19/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Western Australia’s biggest wind farm officially opens

19/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnership support for vibrant regional initiatives

7/05/2021

MacTiernan; Johnston

Hydrogen Industry; Energy

Works begin at Australia's first regional renewable hydrogen plant

6/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Savings for Broome residents as Smart Sun pilot ends

28/04/2021

Johnston

Energy

Major milestones for Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap

19/04/2021

Johnston; Kelly

Energy; Water

Financial relief for cyclone affected Western Australians

3/02/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Extended outage payment doubles for those affected by bushfire

3/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

Virtual Power Plants to become a reality in WA-first

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

28/01/2021

Johnston

Energy

Contracts awarded for Australia’s largest SPS rollout

22/01/2021

Johnston

Energy

Changes to Western Australia’s energy sector governance

19/01/2021

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

14/01/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

New $16 million Western Power energy facility for Albany

29/12/2020

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches $13 million energy scheme

16/12/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Solar Schools Program launches in Goldfields-Esperance region

16/12/2020

Johnston

Energy

Innovative electricity prices pilot to harness the sun’s rays

7/12/2020

Johnston; Tinley

Energy; Housing

WA-first $6 million worth of solar panels installed on public housing

4/12/2020

Johnston

Energy

Brighter future for Western Australians in the energy sector

27/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Joint media statement - Denham renewable hydrogen microgrid an Australian-first

24/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Western Power’s biggest depot to create 1,100 jobs

20/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Solar panels power a brighter future for WA charities

12/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

New $15 million energy hub for Peel region

10/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Funding awarded to energy consumer advocacy groups

5/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Lead contractor appointed for solar schools program

1/11/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$600 Household Electricity Credit commences this weekend

23/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Energy technology a boon for regional WA homes

19/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Minister Johnston launches sustainable home of the future

13/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Funding awarded for regional community partnerships

12/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches Whole of System Plan

7/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Warradarge Wind Farm powers up

4/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

Every WA household to receive a $600 electricity bill credit

2/10/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Big battery to power 160,000 homes in WA and create 100 local jobs

21/09/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Renewable energy solutions making a difference in Derby

18/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

New MOUs ensure collaborative pathway for Muja C workers

11/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

McGowan Government launches solar schools program for regions

11/09/2020

MacTiernan; Johnston

Ports; Energy

New agreement to supply Port of Esperance

3/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

Advanced meters protect and benefit WA homes

2/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Student power: Schools to transform into Virtual Power Plants as part of recovery