Up to 50 locations across WA
Commencing September 2020
Reliable, safe off-grid power supply for customers in remote locations.
The more remote the location, the more critical it is to have a safe, reliable source of power. These standalone power systems will operate independently from the main electricity network and provide renewable energy via solar panels, battery storage, an inverter and a backup generator. Each system will be customised to the needs of our end-of-grid customers.
Not only are these systems cleaner and greener, they’re safer too. With no poles and wires to maintain, they reduce the risk of bushfires and minimise farming hazards.
Our first 19 Renew the Regions SPS have been installed on properties in the Beaumont and Mount Ney areas east of Esperance.
They’re the first of 45 SPS that will be delivered to the region by the end of March 2022.
Our lead contractor, Boundary Power, began installing the first SPS destined for the Goldfields Esperance region in late May 2020.
We’ve identified our preferred SPS sites across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne Mid West and Goldfields Esperance regions, and we’re working through final site assessments and customer confirmations.
We’re upskilling our Horizon Power linesmen from Esperance, Port Hedland and Karratha so they can continue to deliver service excellence to our SPS customers.
We’re committed to providing commercial opportunities to regional suppliers, so we’ve engaged local contractors to undertake surveying, fencing, electrical services, civil works and more to help us deliver this exciting program of works.
We’ve already created nine new roles as a result of this Renew the Regions project, including two apprenticeship opportunities.