We spoke to members of the Exmouth community, our customers, environmental groups, government agencies, independent power producers and tourism businesses. These discussions helped to shape our plans, products and services.
After further collaboration with the community, we presented our plans for a new renewable energy system in Exmouth in October 2021. Plans included 80% renewables to be delivered as part of WA’s transition to a lower carbon energy system.
In January 2023, the Exmouth Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) was installed and commissioned.
The BESS is located at the Exmouth Power Station and is able to store more than 2,000kW of excess solar generated by rooftop solar in the area.
For the remaining renewable energy solutions, the integrated resource planning (IRP) process is now complete and the Exmouth Power Project has entered a defining stage.
As we continue to work through some challenges acquiring the land needed for a solar farm, the most effective solutions will be fully defined and costed before plans are finalised and the system is delivered.
We estimate that construction will be now completed in 2025.
New renewable energy options for Exmouth
Sunshine Saver is on the horizon
We’ve created a new subscription-based product called Sunshine Saver. It’s designed to help eligible customers to save on their energy bills and share in the benefits of our investment in local renewable energy across WA. Sunshine Saver will be offered to eligible members of the Exmouth community when your new Exmouth Power Project is complete.
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