Boundary Power welcomes the South Australian Government’s decision to consult with industry regarding the implementation of the national Stand-Alone Power System (SAPS) framework within the state.

Formed as a joint venture between Australian energy utility Horizon Power and integrated electrical solutions provider Ampcontrol, Boundary Power brings together significant expertise within the Stand-Alone Power System industry.

Boundary Power encourages the South Australian Department for Energy and Mining to proceed with a state-wide application of the SAPS framework from commencement, a decision that we believe will result in a range of benefits to the customer, community and network service providers, including:

  • From a customer perspective – providing a fair and equitable implementation of the SAPS framework rather than implementing based on specific geographic areas, a move we believe will demonstrate confidence in the state-wide suitability of SAPS technology.
  • From a community perspective – stimulating SAPS industry growth via supply chain establishment and local job creation and achieving economies of scale, and
  • From a network service provider perspective – enabling access to a larger pool of suitable sites to facilitate effective and efficient program planning and maximising cost and delivery efficiency.

Boundary Power’s team of SAPS specialists have a proven track record in the end-to-end deployment of utility-grade stand-alone power systems throughout Australia. In 2019 the team designed, deployed and managed Australia’s first fully integrated, utility grade stand-alone power system (SAPS) solution across regional Western Australia. The 17 SAPS units were deployed onto edge-of-grid customer homes and commercial properties east of Esperance, making Horizon Power the first utility in Australia to permanently remove 64 kilometres of poles and wires.

Boundary Power has demonstrated that SAPS can meet the power demands of households and businesses, proving that poles and wires are not always the most affordable, safe or reliable way to deliver power. It is from this real world SAPS experience that we can see the benefits to end users, the communities and to network service providers of installing SAPS at edge-of-grid locations.

For more information on our SAPS capabilities click here. Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss the benefits that SAPS technology could provide your site, click here to get in contact with one of our sales representatives.