Energy Storage in Regional Towns

We're investing in battery storage systems to give more people the opportunity to install rooftop solar.


To safeguard the reliable supply of electricity to each community, we need to limit how much rooftop solar the electricity system can accommodate; this limit is called hosting capacity. By installing Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in ten regional networks, we will increase hosting capacity by up to 10MW across these communities, so more people can install and benefit from rooftop solar.

The project is being delivered as part of Horizon Power’s $75 million Renew the Regions program, a WA Recovery Plan initiative aimed at creating jobs and improving services in the regions.

Extended solar access across WA

Integrating Battery Energy Storage Systems into our power system allows more customers to install rooftop solar.  

BESS installations were completed with support from our partners Pacific Energy, Hybrid Systems, BT Energy and EDL between 2021 - 2023 at the following locations:

  • Broome, Carnarvon, Esperance, Exmouth, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Marble Bar, Wiluna, Yalgoo and Yungngora

If you're considering making the switch to solar, you can register to receive updates on solar releases in your community.

More solar is on the way

What does this mean for our community?

Additional battery storage capacity enables more people to install, connect and benefit from rooftop solar.

Customers installing a 3 kilowatt solar system can expect to save approximately $1,275 per year on their power bills.

Stephanie Unwin

Chief Executive Officer

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