Horizon Power, Australia’s leading utility in the deployment of Standalone Power Systems (SPS) has joined forces with premier power and control solutions company, Ampcontrol, to launch Boundary Power.
Boundary Power brings together Horizon Power and Ampcontrol’s combined SPS design, construction, deployment and operation expertise, unveiling a new, innovative series of SPS solutions to the market. Ampcontrol Group member company, CPS National, with its remote area and SPS expertise will be the delivery arm of the new venture.
Horizon Power was the first utility in Australia to demonstrate the commercial viability of SPS as an alternative to replacing aging poles and wires.
Boundary Power Director, Rod Henderson said the launch of Boundary Power was the next strategic step in leveraging the two business’s accumulated and substantial SPS expertise.
“A number of the SPS specialists from Horizon Power and Ampcontrol who have joined the Boundary Power team were behind the success of Horizon Power’s deployment of 17 SPS systems on customer properties, east of Esperance,” Mr Henderson said.
“This enabled Horizon Power to be the first utility in Australia to remove 64 kilometres of poles and wire permanently.”
“We have proven SPS to be a commercially viable renewable power solution that is fully off-grid and tailored to service a broad range of purposes and industries,” Mr Henderson said.
SPS uses solar and battery technology to generate and store electricity, providing safer, higher quality and more reliable power, 24 hours a day.
To mark today’s joint venture, Boundary Power unveiled its new, modular SPS Gen 2, which is easier to transport and install.
The McGowan Government’s $10 million investment in deploying SPS across regional WA is scheduled to kick off mid-February, with the first of 45 units installed in Esperance.
Four will be installed near Kununurra in the Kimberley, one near Karratha in the Pilbara, seven in the Mid-West region and 33 in the Goldfields-Esperance region.
“The advanced modularity design makes Boundary Power’s SPS units easier to transport, quicker to install and more affordable to maintain,” Mr Henderson said.
“An SPS Gen 2 can be deployed off the truck and ready for energy export in just 90 minutes, with onsite maintenance, servicing needs and costs reduced thanks to easily swappable module components.”
“We are confident Boundary Power’s SPS solutions are well suited to meet the growing demand we see in the marketplace, particularly among power utilities looking for a reliable off-grid power alternative.”
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