EV Orchestration Trial

Exploring the potential for Electric Vehicles to become mobile energy storage solutions.

Electric Vehicles are not just great to drive, they could soon power your home or help maintain network stability

This WA first, innovative trial will test two-way charging, also known as bidirectional charging. A technology that allows Electric Vehicles (EV) to not only draw power from the grid but also feed power back into it. Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers, could turn EVs into mobile energy storage, helping our customers power their homes and reduce their energy bills.

The trial will test Horizon Power’s Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS). It's a system designed to manage the operation of thousands of grid-connected distributed energy resources, like rooftop solar and EV chargers.

The trial aims to prove that DERMS has visibility and control of the energy flow to and from an EV battery.

“In participating in this trial, we want to demonstrate the Shire’s regional leadership and commitment to sustainable and efficient energy solutions, which are also highlighted in our Strategic Community Plan.”

Matt Niikkula

Exmouth Shire President

How will it work?

Four partner organisations will install V2G DERMS connected chargers for the 12 month trial. They will use these chargers with five Nissan Leaf EVs that have a range of up to 400km. 

Ready to go

Only spare EV battery energy is used to power homes or export to the grid. EVs remain ready to commute to work or drive for fun.

Power your home

Energy discharged from the EV battery can power household appliances such as the TV and air-conditioning.

Export to grid

The EV batteries can also export excess energy back to the grid. Horizon Power can use this energy to help support network stability.

Look out for our new EVs

We have given each EV a unique look and traditional Thalanyi name.


Bundegi is the beach near the radio towers north of Exmouth.

Padjari Manu

Padjari Manu is the name for Vlamingh Head.


Pilgramunna encompasses concepts of the sea and connection to coastal resources.


Majun is the name for sea Turtle.


Wobiri is a popular surfing beach in Exmouth.

What does this mean for the community?

Horizon Power acknowledges the Traditional Custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images, names or voices of deceased people.