Generation involves the conversion of a fuel source into electricity. In Western Australia, the majority of electricity is generated using coal and gas, with smaller amounts coming from diesel and renewable sources (wind, solar and landfill gas).
Western Australia’s largest generator is Synergy, owned by the Western Australian Government. Synergy produced around 50% of large-scale electricity generation in the South West electricity market in 2016.
Horizon Power owns and operates generation facilities that supply towns located outside of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). There are also a number of privately owned generation facilities throughout Western Australia.
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) provides the name and capacities of all registered facilities in the Wholesale Electricity Market, which is the electricity market that covers the South West Interconnected System - http://data.wa.aemo.com.au/#facilities [external]
The Economic Regulation Authority [external] - provides information about all electricity generation licence holders in Western Australia.
Information on renewable energy resources and facilities in Western Australia is available from the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) project: https://nationalmap.gov.au/renewables/ [external]