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Balance awarded contract for Australia’s largest SPS rollout

January 1, 2021 2 minutes read

Balance has secured a contract with Western Power to deliver and install stand-alone power systems across the south west grid as part of the energy utility’s roll out of 98 systems this year.

CEO Rod Hayes said Balance was honoured to be part of Australia’s single largest roll out of SPS and highlighted the business’s commitment to ensuring renewable technology capabilities and innovations are further developed in WA.

“These contracts send a much needed signal from the government to industry that renewable energy in WA is supported. This phase of the roll out alone will enable us to employ another six to ten team members and grow our business"

The $17 million investment has been allocated to local businesses to revolutionise power supply in regional Western Australia.

The continuing global uncertainty across many sectors after a challenging 2020, reinstates the importance of building and creating local opportunities, right here in WA, especially within emerging industries.

"Congratulations Balance on being awarded one of the successful contracts"

"Congratulations Balance on being awarded one of the successful contracts"

Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price congratulated Balance for their awarded contract.

"This is a great announcement for the local Forrestfield community, because it supports local jobs and promotes Balance as a leader in the energy technology space."

Balance will join three other WA businesses, supporting the Western Power SPS roll out over the next year.

Stand-alone power systems and microgrids is fundamentally at the core of Balance's energy solutions and we have been working in this space for almost a decade.

“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”

“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.


Balance awarded contract for Australia’s largest SPS rollout