Sophie Vorrath, One Step Off the Grid
Western Australia is building on its experience as leader in the deployment of decentralised and stand-alone power systems, with the establishment of the Perth-based International Microgrid Association (IMA).
The not-for-profit organisation counts W.A. state-owned utility Horizon Power as a founding member, and says its growing number so far includes Cisco, Schneider Electric, Telstra, UWA, Woodside and ATCO Gas.
IMA chair Terry Mohn said the focus of the body was to facilitate cross-sector collaboration, investment and acceleration of innovative, cost effective microgrid technologies and capabilities across the world.
“In doing this, our aim is to underscore the reliability, resilience, security and inter-operability of these modern energy systems,” he said.