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Who is eligible for SPS?

Stand-alone power systems (SPS) provide significant benefits to customers, and to the operation of our network, particularly across the vast regions covering the Mid-West, Wheatbelt, South-West and Great Southern.

There are criteria used to assess and determine where Western Power will install SPS as an alternative to poles and wires infrastructure. 

Customers are identified and selected for an SPS based on the following:

  • single or small groups of customers located on the edge of the grid
  • network assets in the area that are due for replacement
  • the cost of replacing network assets compared with providing SPS to these properties
  • topography of the area
  • existing network maintenance requirements
  • bushfire risks in the area