Given the range of customer load requirements, we’ve designed our fleet to be modular and flexible, to be able to be scaled up or down.

SPS sizing is based on:

  • a detailed review of customers’ historical consumption data
  • a site inspection
  • the customer’s approved future plan

Western Power’s front-end customer engagement, site visit and review of historical consumption data is critical in providing us with the information we need to get the SPS sizing right. The nature, timing and duration of the load being used would impact how frequently the back-up generator would be used. The design of the system is in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards and a lifecycle assessment is used to identify the optimum mix and usage of solar, storage and back-up generation.