Western Power – Delivered as part of the modular grid of the future
Start Date: Late 2022
Completion Date: Mid 2024
Location:Mid-west and Wheatbelt regions, Western Australia
Western Power’s round 3 deployment consists of over 180 stand-alone power systems. 101 of these units will be manufactured and delivered by Boundary Power. These SPS will transition current end users from their existing grid power supply to the non grid-connected renewable solutions.
101 New Design R-Series
New design optimisation enables system design and configuration to be tailored to the geographic location to maximise power generation.
Load capacity flexibility to deliver varying load demands via single, split, three phase,or DC coupled
Scalable over time to deliver future increase in power
Low maintenance costs through increased renewable energy percentage
Remote monitoring and control, enabling many issues to be resolved remotely
Remote areas in Western Australia rely on traditional infrastructure to power their homes and businesses. The long stretches of powerlines servicing these properties can easily be affected by environmental factors such as dust, wind, rain, vegetation and lightning. SPS units have been selected to mitigate these risks and improve safety and reliability.
Western Power is rolling out SPS on a scale never seen before in Australia with up to 4,000 connections to be converted in the coming decade as part of its modular grid of the future.
This will enable the decommissioning tens of thousands of kilometers of overhead assets, delivering significant reliability and economic benefits to customers and facilitating renewable energy for a decarbonised future.
Round 3 marks Australia’s largest single roll-out of SPS with more than 180 units to be installed, replacing around 762km of overhead powerlines, improving land amenities for farmers and reducing the risk of bushfires.
Analysing the load profile, demands and usage requirements of the household and agri-business. Supply for single, split or three phase systems
PV array connected as DC coupled
Single SAPS enclosure design to cater for modularity
Optimised for lowest lifecycle cost
Safety during installation, operation and maintenance
Remote monitoring capability
Environment & Safety Considerations:
Minimise footprint of both SAPS unit and construction area
Safe distance from any potential risks
Minimise noise disturbance
Ensure security and safety through restricted access
Units per Australian Standards and legislative requirements
Engagement with local cultural heritage custodians to establish appropriate site locations
Utility & Customer Benefits
Minimised network maintenance and upgrades and reduced outages
Operating costs reduced significantly as a result of removing traditional poles and wires
Reduction in maintenance cost by eliminating the need for routine maintenance and unplanned outages along long feeder lines
Once a year, on-site maintenance to top up the diesel generator and service the system
Reliability and quality of power:
Reduction of damage risk to power supply from bushfires or other extreme weather conditions
Reduction of associated bushfire risks from poles and wires
Improved quality and consistency of power flow
Keeping the community safe, connected and informed
Better fault response due to enhanced monitoring and communications
Improved customer experience
Automatic back-up generator providing customers with consistent, interruption-free power supply