With one of the largest and most isolated energy networks in the world, some WA customers rely on long stretches of powerlines for their power supply, and the poles and wires are costly to maintain.
As self-sufficient power units, SPS provide customers with locally generated renewable energy, delivering improved reliability.
SPS also makes powerlines redundant, creating significant savings in reduced maintenance and upkeep of poles and wires. Decommissioned poles and wires also reduce the bushfire risk.
Given the benefits of SPS, we are rolling out thousands of SPS units to serve customers across the network in the coming years.
SPS plays a key role in our strategy to develop a modular grid, which will create a more renewable and greener energy future for WA.
The SPS program and rollout is also contributing to the WA economy, creating a $3 million energy technology industry and world-leading expertise.