Ampcontrol Delivery Partner of 50 Stand Alone Power Systems (SPS) in Western Australia

Ampcontrol is the delivery partner in the roll out of Stand Alone Power Systems (SPS) in the Esperance region, Western Australia, a green energy initiative by the McGowan Government.

As part of their commitment to cleaner energy and supporting local manufacturing, the McGowan Government will deliver 1,000 SPS over the next five years, with $45.8 million allocated to Horizon Power to deliver 150 SPS in the regions by 2025.

A media statement confirmed the first 50 of the 150 SPS will be rolled out by Horizon Power in the Esperance region from January 2023. Boundary Power, a joint-venture between Ampcontrol and Horizon Power, will deliver the SPS units.

This roll out of the Renewable Stand-Alone Power System (SPS) product – R-Series is part of Horizon Power’s ‘Renew the Regions’. Renewable Stand-Alone Power Systems are a commercially viable alternative to traditional ‘Poles and Wires’ and provide a safer, more reliable power source for remote customers.

The deployment of the systems allows for the removal of 260 kilometres of overhead powerlines, improving safety and supporting the Western Australian Government’s drive towards a low carbon future.

Each system consists of solar panels, battery storage and back-up diesel generation, with its size depending on the customers’ demand – which is on average anywhere from 10 to 70 kilowatts hours a day.

Regional communities will benefit from the SPS rollout, with the removal of ageing power infrastructure and the delivery of cleaner energy, with the systems providing an average 80 per cent renewable energy.

Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:

“In keeping with our commitment to decarbonise energy in Western Australia and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2030, we committed to roll out 1,000 SPS across the State.

“The Esperance region will benefit from the roll out of the first 50 of these clean energy systems from January, with nine already constructed and ready for installation.

“Western Australia is leading the way in the green energy evolution, improving safety and reliability in regional areas at the same time.”

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