SEN promotes practical, affordable strategies for a sustainable global future by the adoption of renewable energy. SEN is a dynamic and independent WA association.


SEN Response to South Australian Power Network Outage

The recent highly publicised extreme weather event in South Australia resulting in the entire network being forced out of service in the state has rightly drawn much public attention and concern.  There have been numerous political and other commentaries that renewable energy (RE) may have had some contribution to the reasons of failure of the power system. However experts in the AEMO state that the ... You can read more here.


Zero Carbon Australia Renewable Energy Superpower Report - Thursday 27 October at UWA

We are pleased to present something different next month!  It is important to note that our next SEN Presents will be held on Thursday, 27 October from 5.45pm to 8.00pm at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, Room G130, University of Western Australia, Cnr Stirling Highway and Hackett Drive, Crawley.

This presentation will be instead of our usual SEN Presents which is normally at East Perth, so please make sure you note that it is being held at UWA on this occasion!  The topic is Zero Carbon Australia Renewable Energy Superpower Report and it is the Perth Launch by Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE).

For more details and to RSVP please click here.


SEN AGM and Presentation by Professor Ray Wills was held on Monday 12 September 2016

Professor Ray Wills gave us an amazing preview into the adoption of smarter technologies  ̶  including cleantech, automation, robotics and 3D printing  ̶  in homes, businesses and industry in every city, and connected through social media and smart devices including wearables, is changing the world and the way we interact with family, friends and customers, and much faster than (almost) anyone imagined.

He showed us how quickly will we respond, and change how we live and work in the cities we live in and what this means for future business growth and rapidly changing community expectations.  Our renewed, smart cities will be looking amazing by 2040! We hope to have a link to his presentation soon.  To see Professor Wills'presentation: click here


Our August 1st  SEN Presents revisited large scale solar.

Daniel Thompson, Director of Development, Australia, SolarReserve, gave us an excellent presentation on the latest in concentrating solar power (CSP), its present deployment and future prospects.

He discussed: About SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects; CSP technology; The operating CSP facility at Crescent Dunes, Tonopah, Nevada, USA; The Aurora project – a SolarReserve proposal for CSP at Port Augusta, South Australia; International developments and the progression down the cost curve.

You can read the edited presentation here. It has great explanations, diagrams and photos.

To bring CSP closer to home, Matt Rule gave a short presentation on "Feasibility of a Grid Connected Solar Power Tower with Molten Salt Storage Plant in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia". This was the title of his recently completed Masters Thesis at Murdoch University. As CSP technology is now moving down the cost curve such a possibility edges towards reality.



Our June 20th SEN Presents explored a largely forgotten resource

Did you know the Kimberley Tides, together with HVDC Transmission Lines could supply all our electricity?

See a summary of this informative presentation here.



The full RE report by SEN is now published


This is the final or full report of the modelling study into renewable energy for the SWIS grid of WA. A very thorough yet readable report. One finding was that going renewable costs no more than coal-gas. Read more or download from this page. This is a significant achievement by the SEN team and a great plan for our future.



Evolution in the Electricity Industry - Electrical Engineers Conference 2016 Perth

EECON 2016 at the Pan Pacific Perth, November 2016.
Early bird registrations close 3 October 2016. Please see fees and register here.

If you would like more information please see their website.




World Renewable Energy Conference coming to Murdoch Uni, Feb 2017!

Abstracts are due by July and early registrations by August

See the program brochure and their website for the latest details.



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