Across all 4 major regions
All BESS installed and commissioned by Dec 2024
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 seven regional networks, we will increase hosting capacity so more people can install, connect and benefit from rooftop solar.
By 2024, we will have boosted the hosting capacity of Yungngora, Broome, Marble Bar, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Yalgoo, Wiluna, Esperance, Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing giving residents the opportunity to invest in rooftop solar, or upgrade their current system.
So we can offer our customers cleaner and more robust future energy solutions, we have made the strategic decision to descope the delivery of BESS in these towns as a part of this project.
In line with our Integrated Resource Planning framework, we are undertaking a feasibility study to see whether we can deliver energy systems to Gascoyne Junction and Menzies that remove hosting capacity limits and transition the towns to higher renewable energy.
Find out how we’re delivering a similar outcome in Exmouth, where we’ve worked with the community to design a power solution that will deliver 80% renewable energy to the area, here.
Our CEO, Stephanie Unwin, joined the Marble Bar community to celebrate the commissioning of the town’s new Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in December.
Marble Bar’s new BESS will free up more than 100kW of hosting capacity, which means more customers can install, connect to, and benefit from rooftop solar.
Our Marble Bar BESS is now in situ and undergoing pre-commissioning testing.
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 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!