• Planning renewable energy projects

    Here you can find information on planning renewable energy projects and scoping project locations, as well as links to external websites and resources.

    This information is a starting point for developers of commercial renewable energy projects in Western Australia. It may also interest people wanting to build their knowledge of renewable energy resources and projects.

    Renewable Energy Handbook

    The Office of Energy (now the Public Utilities Office) produced this handbook as a guide for project planners.

    pdf 2010 Renewable Energy Handbook [PDF] [3.6MB] opens in new window

    **May 2017: The Renewable Energy Handbook was last updated in 2010. If you need more up-to-date information, please refer to the following links:

    • Connecting a large (30-150 kVA) solar system – Western Power [external website]

    • Connecting a small (residential rooftop) solar system – Synergy [external website]

    • A guide to installing renewable energy – Horizon Power [external website]

    Scoping locations

    The pages below give links to location information to help scope and assess project location. This information should be used as a guide only and should not be relied on.

    Location information is any piece of information or data that is linked to a particular location – such as a state, region, area, postcode or weather station. This can also be called spatial, geospatial, place and geographic information.