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Taking action: Climbing energy prices in WA

Energy prices can often seem out of a business's hands, with organisations simply paying the power bills that come in at the end of every month. 

For those companies based in Western Australia (WA) or with operations in the western state, however, climbing electricity prices in the very near future show that now is the time to start thinking about options to reduce the bill.

Price trends: Increasing in WA

According to the 2014 Electricity Price Trends report published by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), while electricity prices are falling across Australia, they're expected to increase in WA. The organisation explained that the cost of electricity fell 4.1 per cent in 2014/15, but noted expected increases in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

A similar fall isn't likely in the near future, as the removal of the carbon price was the primary contributor to the 2014/15 fall.

Interestingly, the AEMC explained that costs are largely being driven by the costs required to expand the network across the state. It's important to remember the current state of WA: While urban centres Perth rival eastern counterparts for infrastructure, many of the smaller towns and centres have yet to reach parity.

The role of onsite power

Naturally, organisations in the western state will want to think seriously about lowering energy costs. The solution? Onsite power generation using powerful new technologies.

Optimal Group's onsite power generation solutions can prove quite effective against electricity price rises, as they move traditionally expensive generation onsite instead. Optimal Group uses Capstone microturbines, which burn either gas or liquid fuel in order to create high-speed rotations using the turbine. This turbine spins a shaft, which connects to a generator to create electricity.

With this generator spinning away onsite, organisations in WA can use the electricity to reduce reliance on the wider electricity grid. In turn, this means cheaper electricity month-to-month as well as substantially improved power security. These Capstone units are also quite flexible when it comes to size. Instead of the behemoth units most will likely conceive of, Capstone microturbines can fit in nearly any business, with larger models available if necessary.

Given that WA electricity prices are likely to continue climbing as long as the infrastructure continues to expand, onsite generation is an excellent choice.

To learn more about the best power solutions to bring down the electricity bill, don't hesitate to reach out to Optimal Group.