Boundary Power wrapped up 2021, by successfully completing the deployment of the first 19 SPS units for Horizon Power’s Renew the Regions Stand-Alone Power Systems (SAPS) project.

As part of the Western Australian State Government’s WA Recovery Plan, the $10 million SAPS deployment project is one of 18 projects that form Horizon Power’s Renew the Regions program, aiming to create jobs and give towns access to more green energy and improved services.

Rod Henderson, Boundary Power Director, is proud of the achievements in deployment numbers for the organisation’s first year in operation.

“To have the opportunity to be a part of the Renew the Regions program and to deploy this number of our SPS solutions in our first year is an achievement in itself. As Horizon Power’s supplier of SPS units, we will be installing up to 50 Stand-alone Power Systems across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne and Goldfields-Esperance regions with completion expected in the first half of 2022.

“The regions we are delivering for have historically been faced with unreliable and, at times, unsafe poles and wires power infrastructure. We are excited to be able to provide those in the regions, in WA’s remote farming communities, with infrastructure that enables them to grow and prosper into the future safely,” Henderson expressed.

The SPS will operate independently from the main electricity network and provide renewable energy via Boundary Power’s suite of SPS solutions.

Each system we deploy under the Renew the Regions program is customised to the needs of end-of-grid customers, enabling reliable, purpose-specific, power to the most remote farmers and communities.

Not only are these systems more reliable, cleaner and greener, but they’re also far safer too. The farming community will benefit from more reliable power, but also, with the removal of poles and wires from paddocks, reducing risk of bushfires and minimised farming hazards.

In the transition to SPS, Horizon Power is set to remove 120 kilometres of poles and wires from private paddocks enabling safer and more reliable power to the regions.