Gold Sponsor

 

Collgar Wind Farm

Collgar Wind Farm is located 25km south-east of Merredin in Western Australia and is built over a land envelope of 18,000 hectares. It has 111 Vestas V90 wind turbines with a total power production capacity of 222 megawatts (MW), generating between 630-750 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year.

The wind farm generates and delivers clean, renewable electricity into the SWIS each year, thereby making a major contribution to Western Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions.

At full power, the wind energy created displaces approximately 0.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to taking approximately 210,000 cars off the road each year or the equivalent carbon reduction of planting nine million trees. 

Collgar Wind Farm is wholly owned by the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (Rest). Rest is one of the largest profit-to-member industry superannuation funds in Australia, with over 1.8 million members and around $66 billion in funds under management (as at 30 June 2021). For more information visit www.rest.com.au.

 

Synergy

Synergy is proud to be Western Australia’s largest electricity generator and energy retailer. Synergy’s objective is to work together with our more than one million household and business customers towards an intelligent energy future of reliable, low-emission power at the lowest sustainable cost.

Established under the Electricity Corporations Act 2005 and owned by the State Government of Western Australia, Synergy’s board and management report to the Minister for Energy, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA. Synergy operates both thermal power stations and renewable electricity generation facilities from Coral Bay in the north, to Kalgoorlie in the east, and to Esperance in the south. The primary area of operation is across the electricity network known as the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).

The energy market in Western Australia is changing rapidly in unprecedented ways and Synergy is adapting and evolving to ensure it reflects this change while continuing to provide safe and reliable energy to the community on the SWIS.

 

GHD

We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation

We are a global professional services company that leads through engineering and architectural skills and experience. Our forward-looking, innovative approaches connect and sustain communities around the world. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are focused on building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Having worked in the energy transition area for well over a decade, we have established a specific team focused on working with clients to decarbonise energy systems. We proudly work with clients at the leading edge of some of the most complex energy transition projects around the world. These game-changing projects span our diverse range of services from regulatory advice to design and project management.

Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals connected by across five continents.

 

Silver Sponsor

 

Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy has been supplying energy in Australia for over 20 years. With over 1 million customers and around 1,000 employees, we have an owned and contracted generation portfolio of 3,000MW across Australia and New Zealand providing generation, retail and wholesale supply of gas and electricity. We offer local customer service through our support hubs in Perth, Western Australia and Morwell in Victoria. 

As a major investor in renewable energy, Alinta Energy is committed to playing a role in the transition to a low carbon future. We built Western Australia’s biggest wind farm, supported major mining companies in reducing their emissions with battery and solar, and we’re planning offshore wind and pumped hydro projects. We have a 2025 target of 1,500MW of owned and contracted renewable energy generation and a net zero 2050 target. 

 

ATCO

With 60 years’ experience in Australia, ATCO understands the local environment. Backed by global expertise and experience across electricity, natural gas, water, storage and structures, our team develops innovative solutions to complex industrial problems.

ATCO has managed the WA natural gas distribution network since 2011. The network currently incorporates more than 760,000 residential, commercial and industrial connections and more than 14,000kms of pipeline.

Investing in alternative and renewable energy solutions for 30 years, ATCO continues to respond to disruption in the energy sector through projects using new technologies and business models to provide energy solutions for a low carbon future.

 

The Lantau Group

We provide strategy, transactions support, and regulatory and market-oriented economic consulting services to clients in the energy, networks, and infrastructure sectors.  With a quarter century in the region, our nearly exclusive focus on energy sector challenges across a diverse array of market and regulatory contexts proudly differentiates us from other strategy and economic consulting groups.  We offer local expertise to our international clients and international expertise to our local clients.  In Australia we have offices in Perth and Melbourne.  We operate as a single firm with closely integrated teams, offices, and experts throughout the Asia Pacific. 

 

Western Power

Western Power is a Western Australian State Government owned corporation responsible for building, maintaining and operating an electricity network that connects our 2.3 million customers to traditional and renewable energy sources, delivering an essential service to our community.  We’re at the forefront of the energy industry in leveraging new technologies, including integrating microgrid and battery storage solutions. We’re leading the way to a cleaner, brighter and more resilient energy supply for the next generation. 

For more than 70 years, our vast transmission and distribution network, and the people behind it, have been providing West Australians with safe, reliable and efficient energy. We seamlessly connect homes, businesses and essential infrastructure to an increasingly renewable energy mix supercharging our vibrant West Australian lifestyle.

 

Bronze Sponsor

 

Merz Consultancy

Perth-based and WA-centric, Merz Consultancy is owned and operated by a team of high-calibre strategic consultants, energy economists, engineers, technicians and project delivery personnel.

We specialise in the functional and economic optimisation of renewables, power system modelling, power distribution, transmission and generation projects and we deliver power projects from idea inception through to commissioning. We also provide a comprehensive range of energy-related services and independent specialised advice.