Boundary Power deploys its first SAPS in eastern states 

Aerial photo of Boundary Power's first east coast SAPS
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Changes to the National Electricity Market (NEM) now allow electricity network providers to deploy Stand-Alone Power System (SAPS) without the requirement of a grid connection for their end users.

Boundary Power’s first onsite, off-grid SAPS deployment in New South Wales demonstrates the appetite for this change by eastern utility companies. 

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Solar Qube is a self-sufficient power generation unit that incorporates solar photovoltaic panels, inverters, battery storage technology and a backup generator. The Qube was workshop assembled, with all electrical testing and commissioning completed before being transported to the regional, remote site for deployment. The innovative solution is designed to withstand extreme Australian conditions and will provide the end user with the confidence of continuous, reliable renewable power throughout the year. 

Boundary Power—a joint venture between Western Australian utility Horizon Power and Australian engineering company Ampcontrol—has become a leading provider within Australia as a delivery partner for the WA state energy utility providers.

Its SAPS technology offers a renewable energy alternative that removes the need for ‘poles and wires’, increasing resilience, reliability, and safety of onsite energy provision. 

Boundary Power business manager Amy Guo said, “Electricity network providers within Australia’s east coast are now able to embrace off-grid SAPS technology and provide alternative solutions to end users in remote locations. These SAPS products are safer and more reliable than tradition grid power.

“Renewable power is at the heart of our purpose. We assist utility providers in their vison to prioritise a cleaner, greener future for the communities through our products and services.” 

Boundary Power director Rod Henderson said he was elated at seeing the east coast market embrace the technology.

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“To have Boundary Power’s very first Solar Qube deployed into New South Wales, a market that is seeing significant growth, is exciting for the team who designed the product here in the Hunter Valley,” Henderson said.

“We look forward to seeing the increase in demand from the east coast as they follow in Western Australia’s footsteps and embrace off-grid renewable SAPS to deliver energy into remote communities.” 

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