Fossil fuels, renewables and WA's energy transition

November 28 2022

Earlier this year, we conducted our Annual Brand and Customer Satisfaction Survey with 727 households and 145 businesses. We’d like to thank everybody who participated in our survey - your voice matters!

All our customers across regional WA play a vital role in our energy transition.

For the first time, our survey asked:

How important to you is moving away from energy generated from fossil fuels toward energy generated from renewable sources?

Around 78% of our survey respondents found this transition to be important – and we want you to know we’re listening. Here are some examples of the feedback we received about WA’s energy transition through our survey and how we’re taking action.


There's no planet B!

The extraction of fossil fuels from the earth needs to stop. We need to use the sun, water and wind for power. Simple as that!

Residential customer

West Kimberley

With an abundance of wind and sun in our state, renewable energy makes a lot of sense for WA

Currently, our Horizon Power generation includes a mix of diesel, gas, solar, wind and hydro. We’re exploring new ways of safely and reliably integrating more renewables (solar and wind), green hydrogen, and other storage solutions to decarbonise the energy system.

For example, by December 2022, we will have boosted the hosting capacity of Yungngora, Broome, Marble Bar, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Yalgoo and Wiluna, giving more residents and businesses the opportunity to invest in rooftop solar or upgrade their current system.

As we’re working to integrate more renewables, we’re also reducing our reliance on diesel generators. For example, Kalumburu in the Kimberley has traditionally relied on diesel generators to power the community because of its remote location. Our new solar and battery solution will enable the power station to run completely on renewable energy during the day, when the sun is shining.

We need to stop using fuels that affect the climate

And as we live in a place that has 99.9% sunshine all year round, it only makes sense to harness that energy and use it for power generation.

Business customer

West Pilbara

Climate change affects everyone – and its impact can be felt across our regions

We’re committed to a low carbon, renewable energy future. Some of the renewable projects we’re currently running across WA include:

It’s important to move away from using fossil fuels as long as the cost of electricity remains affordable

Residential customer


That's why we're working with our communities to shift our traditional electricity model

Towards a renewable energy future that everyone can enjoy. This includes exploring grid-based renewables such as large-scale solar farms, hydrogen power plants and community batteries. We're exploring more opportunities for household renewables and more choices related to sustainable transport such as electric vehicles (EVs).

Along the way, we’re working with local, regional suppliers to further invest in our regional communities, creating local jobs and putting money back into our communities.

Carbon pollution is creating a hotter, less hospitable climate

And the cost of inaction is going to be much higher than moving quickly to renewable resources.

Business customer

West Kimberley

We agree that timing is important and there’s no time to waste

One of the solutions we’re working on as matter of urgency is helping to decarbonise transport. According to the Grattan Institute, the transport sector is responsible for almost 20% of Australia’s emissions

To help reduce the impact of carbon emissions across WA. We’re taking action to supercharge the switch to electric cars.

Our EV Fast charging superhighway is under construction, as we work with the WA Government and other energy partners to add 98 EV chargers across 49 WA locations.

You play an important role in our energy transition

WA’s transition to a low carbon economy is a shared journey that requires governments, businesses, communities and households to take action together. 

We’re exploring how to provide sustainable solutions that work towards achieving net zero emissions targets for a clean energy future – and you’re part of that journey.

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