“The world has been full of pilots and demonstration projects but this is a serious commitment by Western Power to a long term program and their approach is supporting us grow our business locally”
Rod Hayes Balance CEO
From July 2021, 98 stand-alone power systems (SPS) will be rolled out across WA's network marking Australia's largest single rollout of SPS.
The units will provide a more reliable, greener power supply to residents across the South West Interconnected System including: Kalbarri, Three Springs, Merredin, Jerramungup and Rocky Gully.
SPS are a more efficient option than traditional poles and wires in supplying electricity to regional households and businesses. The units typically include solar panels, a battery and, where required, a back-up generator.
The 98 units will replace around 330km of overhead powerlines, which would have needed to be replaced at a significant cost. They will also improve land amenity for farmers and reduce bushfire risk.