Magellan Power Energy Storage Smarts Rewarded with Western Power Contract
Magellan Power is pleased to be part of a new $8.8 million power system roll-out as announced last week by Western Australian Energy Minister Bill Johnston.
57 sites across WA’s South West are now set to receive Stand-alone Power Systems (SPS), the majority of which will carry Magellan Power designed and engineered equipment. Building on a successful trial in the Great Southern Region, Western Power will roll out SPS Round 1 in multiple geographical locations over the next 3 years. The units supplied will range from less than 5kWh, to supply electric fences and dam pumps, to 50kWh for large-scale agricultural businesses.
SPS’s use integrated hybrid systems comprised of a renewable energy source, storage and/or back-up generator. These remote power supply systems provide an alternative to rebuilding aging poles and wires, as well as improve customers’ power reliability.
Managing Director, Masoud Abshar, says “for the past 10 years Magellan Power has worked hard to stay in front of this new wave of technology and it is heartening to be recognised by Western Power as a main Australian manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art energy storage solutions.”
Round 1 of the Western Power rollout will help to further demonstrate that predominately renewable energy electricity systems can both improve regional power supplies and save money on network infrastructure.