At Western Power, we’re a proud and talented bunch of people all working towards creating a sustainable energy future for WA.
Our team is backed by some of the world’s leading renewable energy specialists, and with their global expertise, we’re finding innovative ways green energy can become part of the grid family.
Our crews work in many different environments as part of our role to deliver safe, reliable power to WA. That often means working in areas with unique flora and fauna and around indigenous heritage sites.
These conservation sites, like that at Red Hill, required an innovative approach when completing works in the area in order to protect the surrounding environment and heritage.
From avoiding indigenous heritage sites to managing populations of black cockatoos and preventing the spread of dieback - the Red Hill project was a perfect example of how we manage our works in the field.
We are fortunate that Western Australia is home to beautiful flora and fauna. So when our crews are out in the field, we have strict measures that we follow to ensure this flora and fauna is protected and our works have minimal impact.
Finding innovative ways to protect the flora and fauna we encounter as we go about our operations is one important way we look to protect the environment.
Bees are the best, which is why we've introduced specific practices to protect our buzzy friends who love our grid infrastructure.
Culture shapes our way of life and how we see the world - our ideas, values, customs and behaviour. Not everyone’s culture is the same, so it’s important we take the time to understand our differences and create cultural awareness.
For the past two years, our focus has been on strengthening our understanding and relationship with the local indigenous culture, and any possible impact our work might have.
Find out about how we manage our works around indigenous heritage sites.
Electric vehicles are on the way, and we're big supporters, so much so that our metro fleet is now hybrid.
We’ve been early adopters of electric vehicles since 2010, and now we’re realising the full potential of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV’s) across our light fleet.
Read on to find out more about our PHEVs and how we are working to reduce our carbon footprint.