Ampcontrol joins forces with leading utility to launch power systems joint venture

Ampcontrol joins forces with leading utility to launch power systems joint venture

Last week the WA Government announced a landmark joint venture between energy utility Horizon Power and integrated electrical solutions provider Ampcontrol.

Boundary Power brings together the combined expertise in standalone power system design, construction, deployment, and operation to provide reliable off-grid power solutions to remote and regional communities.

This standalone power system was entirely designed and constructed by the Ampcontrol engineering team based in the Hunter.

Horizon Power was the first utility in Australia to remove 64 kilometres of poles and wire and replace with standalone power systems (SPS).

SPS uses solar and battery technology to generate and store electricity, providing safer, higher quality and more reliable power, 24 hours a day.

Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO, Rod Henderson said Boundary Power was the next strategic step in leveraging the two business’ accumulated and substantial SPS expertise.

“A number of the SPS specialists from Horizon Power and Ampcontrol who have joined the Boundary Power team were behind the success of Horizon Power’s deployment of 17 SPS systems on customer properties, east of Esperance,” Rod said.

“We have proven SPS to be a commercially viable renewable power solution that is fully off-grid and tailored to service a broad range of purposes and industries.”

To mark the joint venture, Boundary Power last week unveiled its new, modular SPS Gen 2.

“The advanced modularity design makes Boundary Power’s SPS units easier to transport, quicker to install and more affordable to maintain,” Rod said.

“An SPS Gen 2 can be deployed off the truck and ready for energy export in just 90 minutes, with onsite maintenance, servicing needs and costs reduced thanks to easily swappable module components.

“We are confident Boundary Power’s SPS solutions are well suited to meet the growing demand we see in the marketplace, particularly among power utilities looking for a reliable off-grid power alternative.”

The McGowan Government’s $10 million investment in deploying Boundary Power SPS across regional WA is scheduled to kick off mid-February, with the first of 45 units installed in Esperance.

Four will be installed near Kununurra in the Kimberley, one near Karratha in the Pilbara, seven in the Mid-West region and 33 in the Goldfields-Esperance region.

IMAGE | Boundary Power Team unveiling new SPS Gen 2.


The Ampcontrol story is one full of twists and turns, with milestones achieved and celebrated by a growing workforce across the world. Yet amongst the technological firsts, awards, impressive growth and global reach, is a company founded on simple yet rock solid foundations. A philosophy of anything is possible has meant Ampcontrol's customer driven technology solutions are redefining industry expectations and leading safety in over nine countries.

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