Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced a $37 million roll-out of more than 180 SPS commencing in 2023, revolutionising power supply in regional Western Australia and providing significant economic stimulus for WA-based business.
The deployment marks Australia’s largest single roll-out of SPS and will replace around 762km of overhead powerlines, improve land amenity for farmers and reduce the risk of bushfires.
Boundary Power, a joint venture between Western Australian utility Horizon Power, and Australian engineering industry leader Ampcontrol, has been selected as one of two delivery partners for the construction and delivery of 101 renewable R-Series SPS.
The local Kewdale based team will commence site visits, structural assembly, and testing over the next 6 months with onsite installation to begin in early 2023. Drawing on the expertise and proven production strategies of both JV partners, Boundary Power is set to significantly grow to deliver the project, creating around 30 new jobs.
Rod Henderson, Boundary Power Director, said it was an exciting win to be part of the largest SPS deployment in Australia. “This project demonstrates our strength to work with clients such as Western Power, to provide optimal solutions for their needs.”
“Boundary Power is proud to play an integral role in Western Power’s SPS program which supports remote communities by providing a more reliable and cost-effective option through advancing renewable technology rather than traditional poles and wires,” Henderson said.
“Our team has the expertise to design and engineer from our suite of products. It’s their ability to adapt and re-engineer our designs that set our products apart,” Mr Henderson continued.
With Western Power rolling out SPS on scale never been seen before in Australia and the State Government committed to deploying 1,000 SPS in the next four years, this project is an important step in the Boundary Power timeline and the overall SPS industry.