22 April 2021 -Arup Office

FutureNet WA Sundowner with The Hon Bill Johnston, MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services

Please join us at this FutureNet Sundowner with the MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services Presenting on Project Symphony - Virtual Power Plants. 


Project Symphony – Virtual Power Plants

Project Symphony is set to create a 500+ household and business Virtual Power Plant in Southern River, Perth. 

The trial, developed by Western Power and Synergy in collaboration with the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO), is a means of storing, sharing and delivering energy in a more sustainable power system, lowering the need for more traditional energy generation assets such as coal or gas. 

Energy Minister Bill Johnston announced the initiative in February, expressing the potential that this project has to co-ordinate large numbers of batteries, solar panels and large appliances into a Virtual Power Plant. 

The initiative forms part of the McGowan Government’s Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap, stepping the state towards a cleaner and greener energy future.

Please join us at the Arup office in Perth to hear from the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services on the potential the Virtual Power Plant trial has for transforming and supplementing the energy market in WA. 

We look forward to welcoming you then.


About the Speaker 

The Hon. Bill Johnston is Western Australia's Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services.
He has been a Minister for the McGowan Labour Government since March 2017, and has previously been Minister for Commerce, Industrial Relations, Electoral Affairs, and Asian Engagement.

So far, his achievements include cutting red-tape for the mining industry, introducing the Work Health and Safety Bill (industrial manslaughter provisions) and assisting in revolutionising Western Australia’s energy system.

In Opposition he served as Shadow Minister for State Development and Energy from 2012, and Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum from 2013.
He was a Member of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and Deputy Chair of the Inquiry into Domestic Gas Prices from 2010 to 2011.
Prior to entering Parliament, he was the State Secretary of WA Labour from 2001 until 2008, with responsibility for all State and Federal election campaigns.


Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Arup Office, Level 14, 2 The Esplanade, Perth (entrance from Sherwood Court)
Cost: $85 (incl GST)


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