Renewable Energy

WestGen is committed to helping WA and Australia move towards a cleaner energy future.

Under Federal legislation supported by all major parties, Australia is committed to sourcing approximately 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. WA similarly is required to meet that target.

The policy, initially introduced by the Howard Government, and expanded by the Rudd Government, is designed to move Australia’s power generation system away from burning fossil fuels, towards a cleaner form of energy, which will reduce carbon emissions and help mitigate climate change.

The electricity produced by the Byford Solar Farm is classified as renewable under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 and helps WA meet its renewable energy target.

The Byford Solar Farm will showcase to the State and Australia that power generated from the sun can play a significant role in meeting the challenge of increasing our use of cleaner renewable energy.

The Byford Solar Farm is in a good location to generate electricity close to where it will be used – in the thousands of homes and businesses in the suburbs receiving electricity from the Byford substation.