Currently, the Kimberley is powered by 94% fossil fuelled generation. This report found that transitioning to 60-90% Renewable Energy will result in savings of a minimum of $30 per Megawatt-hour (MWh).
This visionary roadmap will deliver energy savings of more than $14.8 million per year for local Kimberley towns, communities, industry and the WA State Government, with $13.1 million alone in the Broome-Derby region.
A new sustainable workforce could also be created, if appropriate planning and training programs are rolled out, producing 184 direct long term jobs for the Kimberley region and State of WA, including local indigenous employment opportunities.
If this transition to a clean energy future is adopted, emissions of CO2 in the Kimberley would be reduced by at least 150,000 tonnes per annum – the equivalent of taking 25,000 petrol-powered cars off the roads each year.