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Generation management

We recognise that many customers wish to connect renewable energy to our electricity systems. One of the challenges of managing renewable energy installations is the impact of their intermittent nature on the security and reliability of power supply.

Included in our technical requirements are specifications for generation managed renewable energy installations - where the electricity output can be controlled to help maintain the reliability of our power supply to all our customers.

The availability of generation managed installations means that we can allow more renewable energy to be installed across our electricity systems.

Please refer to our frequently asked questions for more information.

Suppliers of generation management renewable energy systems

Please refer to the table below for contact details of suppliers of generation management renewable energy systems that satisfy Horizon Power’s technical requirements for connection onto Horizon Power’s network.

   
Name Contact Details
ABB

juergen.zimmermann@au.abb.com 
3406 Export Drive, Darwin Business Park
Berrimah, 0828 NT AUSTRALIA
+61 (08) 8922 5124
0409 470 925

BayWA r.e.

christian.fahrig@baywa-re.com
17a Blackly Row
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
+61 (08) 9417 1900
0420 520 180

EMC

21 Barker St, Belmont WA 6104
1300 558 687
info@energymadeclean.com

Magellan Power  64 Bushland Ridge, Bibra Lake WA 6163 
bcelep@magellan-power.com.au 
+61 (08) 9434 6621
M Power  26 Mordaunt Crt, Canning Vale, WA 6155 
info@mpower.com.au 
1300 733 004 
0423 760 535
Oztron Energy  tbanerjee@oztron.net 
+61 (08) 9457 3098
Solar Balance  Head Office: 1/18 Catalano Road, Canning Vale, WA 6155
info@balgroup.com.au 
+61 (08) 9274 6161 
0412 920 555
Solarmatrix

Unit 6, 4 Whyalla Street, Willetton, WA, 6155
durmus.yildiz@solarmatrix.com.au
+61 (08) 9457 4341
0404 466 007

Yellow Dot Energy  337-343 Frome Street, Moore, NSW, 2400 
contact@ydot.com.au 
(02) 5718 9000

 

Frequently asked questions

How do I find a generation management system that meets Horizon Power's technical requirements?

Energy control and/or storage installations for renewable energy systems are already available in the market place and renewable energy suppliers and installers will be able to develop these so that they meet Horizon Power’s generation management technical requirements.

Horizon Power will provide information support to suppliers and installers who wish to develop this kind of energy storage installation.

Will it cost more to install a generation managed system?

There will be an additional cost from your installer for a generation managed system.

Your renewable energy installer will be able to provide you with a quote for a suitable product to purchase.

You may also be required to pay a fee for Horizon Power to carry out a technical assessment of your renewable energy system application.

The requirement for generation management depends primarily on your tariff, the size of the renewable energy system you would like to install, and the available network hosting capacity in your town.

All renewable energy systems will require generation management, with the possible exception of customers who are eligible for the State Government Renewable Energy Buyback REB (A2, C2, D2 tariff or an educational institution) and are applying to connect no more than 5kW.

Commercial and technical considerations are the basis for deciding whether we can offer the Renewable Energy Commercial Buyback product, on a town by town basis. Click HERE (missing hyperlink) to find out more.

Horizon Power prescribes three methods of generation management, depending on the class of the installation size:

  • Class 1 system size: Up to and including 5kW
  • Class 2 system size: Over 5kW but less than or equal to 50kW
  • Class 3 system size: Over 50kW but less than or equal to 1MW
   
Generation Management Method Description Applies to
Renewable energy smoothing Participating customers to install energy storage devices that release energy back to the grid to prevent system instability caused by fluctuations in renewable energy generation All Class 1 system size installations if the unmanaged hosting capacity has been reached in the customer's town, or all customers on the commercial contract

All Class 2 and Class 3 system size installations
Feed-in management Participating customers to allow Horizon Power to occasionally curtail the renewable energy installation’s generation output to prevent system instability Class 1 systems size in some towns

Some Class 2 system size installations in some towns 
All Class 3 system size installations
Zero export Participating customers will not be allowed to export renewable energy into the system/distribution network All classes in some towns

Energy control and/or storage installations for renewable energy systems are already available in the market place and renewable energy suppliers and installers will be able to develop these so that they meet Horizon Power’s generation management technical requirements.

Horizon Power will provide information support to suppliers and installers who wish to develop this kind of energy storage installation.

There will be an additional cost from your installer for a generation managed system.

Your renewable energy installer will be able to provide you with a quote for a suitable product to purchase.

You may also be required to pay a fee for Horizon Power to carry out a technical assessment of your renewable energy system application.

Questions?

Call our Renewable Energy hotline on 1800 618 916.