Across all 4 major regions
All nine BESS installed and commissioned by Dec 2022
To safeguard the reliable supply of electricity to each community, we need to limit how much rooftop solar the electricity system can accommodate; this limit is called hosting capacity. By installing Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in nine regional networks, we will increase hosting capacity so more people can install, connect and benefit from rooftop solar.
By December 2022, we will have boosted the hosting capacity of Yungngora, Broome, Marble Bar, Gascoyne Junction, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Yalgoo, Wiluna, and Menzies, giving residents the opportunity to invest in rooftop solar, or upgrade their current system.
Our Marble Bar BESS is now in situ, and will be fully commissioned by the end of July.
Once testing is completed, the Marble Bar BESS will free up more than 100kW of additional hosting capacity, which we expect to be available to customers by mid-December this year.
Our first Renew the Regions BESS has been installed in Yalgoo!
The unit is fully commissioned and currently undergoing its 30-day reliability testing.
This means more hosting capacity will be released to residents in the very near future!
We’ve awarded Hybrid Systems Australia the contract to supply and install Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Carnarvon, Marble Bar, Wiluna, Yalgoo and Yungngora.
The systems will be deployed across 2021 and will allow customers to install rooftop solar systems on their homes once commissioned.
We’re driven to make solar power an option in towns with accessibility and reliability challenges.
That’s why we’re working hard to secure the final four agreements for BESS in Broome, Exmouth, Gascoyne Junction and Menzies, so watch this space for updates!