Place

Across all 4 major regions

Investment

$30.8 million

Key Dates :

BESS Installed and commissioned by Dec 2021. Customer ready by early 2022

Benefits :

  • Increases network hosting capacity
  • Gives customers the opportunity to install solar panels

Project overview

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 2021, we will have boosted the hosting capacity of Yungngora, Broome, Marble Bar, Gascoyne Junction, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Yalgoo, Wiluna, and Menzies, giving you the opportunity to invest in rooftop solar, or upgrade your current system.

    What's happening now

    BESS orders placed

    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.

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    What's happening now

    Extended solar access across WA

    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!

     

     

    What does this mean for my community?

    A Greener Town
    Enables more people to make the switch to solar energy.
    Community First
    Creates local jobs through the delivery phase of the project.
    Regional Community Focus
    Helps the regional economy by engaging local businesses and suppliers.
    Energy Affordability
    Gives you the option of reducing your energy bill by installing solar.