BCEC Report

Power to the People

WA's energy future
Report SeriesFocus on Industry
PublishedAugust 2017
PublisherBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
ISBN978-1-925-083-668
Number of Pages96

Power to the People: WA’s Energy Future asks if WA is positioned to take advantage of technological advances in energy that are yet to be incorporated into energy markets.

This second report in our Focus on Industry series examines the state of play in energy and where WA sits in comparison with the eastern states, analyse technological developments both locally and overseas, consider how our natural endowments affect our energy choices, and whether our productivity and innovation capabilities are ready to participate in the energy revolution.

The report highlights the key challenges, risks and policy issues requiring attention to ensure that WA’s energy system gets power to the people at the right time and right place, at a price that is no more than necessary and using technologies that will power us well into the future.