Submissions

In the course of working towards our mission, talented SEN members have created a number of reports, submissions, presentations and media statements. You can find a selection of these publications in this section, by clicking on the links below. These publications are well worth a read to find out more about SEN and our research into renewable energy technology, implementation and policy.

2018

SEN Submission to Microgrid Inquiry, April, 2018 to the Inquiry into Microgrids and Associated Technologies in WA, conducted by the Economics and Industry Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly.

In this submission, SEN has provided an independent assessment of the emergence and impact of Microgrids and associated technologies in Western Australia. This assessment unequivocally finds that Microgrids, in all their forms, will contribute to a necessary modernisation of Western Australia’s electricity system, ultimately reduce costs to consumers, and contribute to Australia’s carbon pollution reduction goals.   SEN believes that the most important next step is for Government to set a vision and put a policy framework in place, to meet public expectations, and provide direction for Government agencies.

 

SEN Submission to Fracking Inquiry March, 2018 to the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia 2017

This submission analyses the risks involved in Fracking, and establishes that unconventional gas supplies are not needed in WA, because the state has sufficient proven reserves of conventional gas to meet its needs into the foreseeable future. The conclusion drawn is that the most certain way of minimising the risks posed by fracking is not to do it at all.

2016

Retirement of coal fired power stations Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry

2014

SEN submission to the Renewable Energy Target Review

SEN submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Government's Direct Action Plan

Energy White Paper submission 2014

Submission to WA Fracking Inquiry 

Submission to Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper

Our latest submission on the WA Electricity Market Reform

2011-2013

A report “100% Renewable Energy on the SWIS” (Part1Part2Part3) with accompanying PowerPoint presentation [4.6 MB], and YouTube video presentation to The Water Corporation of WA’s “Environmental Master Class” in November.  This study determines potential scenarios for WA's South West Interconnected System (SWIS) electricity grid demand to be fully met by a combination of renewable energy generation, efficiency, storage and demand-side management by 2029.  It was commissioned to prior to the 2013 State election by the WA Greens.

SEN submission to the Legislative Council Inquiry into the Implications for Western Australia of Hydraulic Fracturing for Unconventional Gas

2010

SEN_REscenarios_discussionpaper_download.jpgSEN's discussion paper Renewable Energy Scenarios for Western Australia is a comprehensive report outlining the technical considerations, benefits and costs of transitioning to renewable energy, as well as ways of achieving the goal.

SEN Submission to the Strategic Energy Initiative 2030

SEN's feedback and comments on the SEI2030 Forum of April 19, 2010

View submissions made by other organisations to the SEI2030 on the Office of Energy website.

2008

[2.9 MB] SEN Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Varanus Island Gas Explosion

Supplementary Calculations to SEN's Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Varanus Island Gas Explosion

View submissions made by other organisations to the Inquiry on the Senate website.