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Pilbara Solar fly the flag for Indigenous clean energy partnerships

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Pilbara Solar, a renewable energy development service co-owned by Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation, will champion First Nations and Traditional Owner partnerships in renewable energy at the Premier's Energy Transition Summit on Friday.

Pilbar Solar will be represented as a panelist at the Summit planned for Perth Convention Centre.

Managing Director Kylie Chalmers noted on Thursday that "most of the prime land for renewables in WA is Native Title land".

"For WA to become a global green energy superpower, we must partner with First Nations people. There is enormous opportunity for economic empowerment of First Nations people in this transition, and we are demonstrating how this can be achieved," she said.

"We are keen to talk about how we are leading by example and supporting First Nations to own

or co-own renewable energy projects, highlighting our 10MW Junja Solar Farm demonstration

project set to commence construction next year near Port Hedland."

Ms Chalmers will be part of the panel at the Bringing the Community on the Journey session from 1.15 to 2.15 pm on Friday.

Industry leaders, peak bodies, service providers, the WA government, and parties interested in developing collaborative plans to leverage WA's opportunities with renewable energy projects will be in attendance at the Energy Transition Summit.

The Energy Transition Summit is held in conjunction with the Committee for Economic Development (CEDA).

More information is available online.


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