Western Australian electricity network business Western Power has released an information paper on distribution storage opportunities. The paper outlines the opportunities where Western Power may obtain distribution storage services and/or installations across the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) to meet emerging network needs. Submissions are due 15 January 2021.

This may be an opportunity for hydrogen proponents.

KEY QUESTIONS:

Q1. What storage technologies do you have that could meet Western Power’s needs? Which of the network needs outlined in this information paper can be met?

Q2. Of the value streams other than network benefits identified in section 1.5, would any service you provide to Western Power be dependent on accessing them and when?

Q3. What other information would you like to see from Western Power to help in enabling you to provide a storage offering for network support services indicated?

Q4. In what prospective time-frame can your business deploy storage solutions to Western Power?