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Western Power is preparing the electricity network to support industry and the community as WA progresses towards net zero emissions by 2050. 

From enabling the growth of rooftop solar and rise in electrification of homes and vehicles, to supporting industry to transition to renewable energy resources and facilitating the potential growth of new green industries, we’re working to enable a secure path to a clean energy future. 

A critical step in achieving this is transforming the existing network to support large-scale renewable energy generation needed to enable this extraordinary transition. 

To facilitate this transition, the State Government provided $126 million for Western Power to investigate vital network enhancement options and announced a further $708 million to deliver this work and plan for an increase in future renewable generation.  

This investment will ensure the electricity network – one of the world’s largest isolated systems - successfully transitions to an innovative green electricity ecosystem for the future. 

Of the $708 million:

  • $575 million is for enhancing existing transmission network in the north of the SWIS. 
  • $133 million is for SWISDA scoping and planning.