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 biomass).
WA’s largest generator is Verve Energy, owned by the WA Government. Verve Energy produces about 60% of electricity consumed in the South West electricity market (as at February 2012).
Horizon Power owns and operates generation facilities outside of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
There are also a number of privately owned generation facilities throughout WA.