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Flexibility Services Pilot

Future proofing WA's energy landscape

Western Power is helping pave the way for a brighter, stronger energy future for the Western Australian community by evolving and future-proofing the network through connecting renewables and using emerging technologies.

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Flexibility Services

We’re partnering with WA businesses to build flexibility services into commercial and industrial customer solutions as part of our drive to create a more sustainable, reliable and innovative network for the future.

The Flexibility Services Pilot aims to demonstrate how flexibility services help commercial and industrial customers realise the value of their distributed energy resources while supporting the network.

With our customers now not only consuming energy but also supplying energy, we’re changing the way we manage our network to enable this two-way flow of energy. We’re working proactively with energy retailers and businesses to explore opportunities available to generate, use and supply energy more effectively.

Through flexibility services, WA businesses can manage their distributed energy resources (such as solar PV, batteries and manageable loads like heating and cooling systems) in a way that provides network support, in return for compensation by Western Power. This is one of a number of tools being implemented by our business to enable a future where more renewables can be connected to the grid. 

This pilot project is designed to enable businesses to determine the best way to productively manage their energy in order to suit their needs and operations.

It will help build the capability we will need to deliver on the WA Government’s Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap released in April 2020.

Our partners will receive financial benefits for their flexibility contribution which will enable us to manage the integration of renewables on the network.

Need more information?

To find out more about how you can partner with us on the Flexibility Services Pilot, please contact us.