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Mid West & Remote Towns Integrated Resource Planning

We're incorporating more renewable energy into the future energy systems of our network.

Project overview

Using our IRP framework we will work to balance the demand, reliability and future energy needs of our towns with the voices and opinions of those who help make it a community.

Community driven renewable energy

Community driven renewable energy

Communities are at the heart of our IRP framework. We have visited, shared and talked about the needs of each town, and this feedback will be considered when developing the future energy solution.

Customer feedback assists us in determining the generation solutions, amount of renewable energy, location of infrastructure and potential customer products we could offer.

A greener future

In September 2021, Horizon Power received a Commonwealth grant to explore the feasibility of transitioning nine Mid West, Gascoyne and Goldfields towns to 100% renewable energy.

In addition to the technical modelling, the project will consider the community feedback, future energy demands and available town resources, such as land and rooftops, to shape the analysis and final future energy solution.

A greener future
We're bringing renewable energy to the Mid West

We're bringing renewable energy to the Mid West

Horizon Power currently buys electricity from a local company that specialises in generating power. We then use our network to supply electricity to all houses and businesses throughout Cue, Meekatharra, Sandstone, Yalgoo, Wiluna and Mt Magnet.  

Horizon Power recently purchased the existing power station at the towns of Menzies, Laverton and Gascoyne Junction. Moving forward, we will be taking over day-to-day operations at Gascoyne Junction and working with a company that specialises in operation and maintenance at Menzies and Laverton. 

This has provided an opportunity to assess the future energy system of the towns, including renewable energy integration into the grid-based power supply.

What does this mean for the community?

What's happening now?

What's happening now?

We’ve been visiting Mid-West and Remote towns recently, inviting the community to meet with us and let us know their views on energy generation for their town. Alongside this, we’ve begun to discuss future energy systems requirements with Shire representatives.

We’ve heard from residents, business owners and Shires that there is strong support for more renewable energy in the generation mix, and a strong desire to access rooftop solar.

We value these ongoing discussions as they help guide and inform the future energy system for each town. If you'd like to contribute 'get in touch' with your feedback below.

Explore our Mid West and Remote Town projects

  • Cue

    Cue's existing power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Gascoyne Junction

    Gascoyne Junction's existing power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Laverton

    Laverton's existing power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Meekatharra

    Meekatharra's power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Menzies

    Menzies' power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Mt Magnet

    Mt Magnet's power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Sandstone

    Sandstone's power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Wiluna

    Wiluna's power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

  • Yalgoo

    Yalgoo's power supply

    *Indicative numbers only, modelled based on available information as at November 2021.

We value your feedback

 

 

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.

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