Stand-alone power systems (SPS) are revolutionising West Australia’s energy landscape, and that is not simply because of the fact that due to Covid-19 we should all be standing alone anyway. Recently, the completion of a three-year trial to test the viability of SPS resulted in a resounding success, and regulators are heeding said results.
SPS’s are a no-brainer,” said Energy Networks Australia (ENA) CEO Andrew Dillon, whose organisation recently found that SPS are 15 times more reliable and safer than traditional powerlines. “There is clear evidence of significant potential benefits to customers associated with the deployment of these units,” continued Dillon. “Stand-alone power systems have shown they can deliver cheaper and more reliable power to customers, especially in remote areas.
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