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Horizon Power chooses SwitchDin to supply secure utility gateways for residential solar & battery systems in Onslow WA

August 20, 2019 4:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

West Australian utility Horizon Power selected SwitchDin to provide enhanced Droplet controllers as ‘Secure Gateway Devices’ (SGDs) to enable strategic deployment of high levels of distributed energy resources in the Onslow region. Under the three-year contract, homes and businesses in the north-west town of Onslow installing new solar and battery storage systems will be provided with an SGD.

“The SGD rollout will help to boost uptake of solar PV, battery storage and controllable loads on the network by allowing Horizon Power to ensure these customer-owned devices can be smoothly and securely integrated into the local grid’s operation,” said SwitchDin CEO Dr Andrew Mears.

“SwitchDin’s SGD will provide feed-in management, demand management and battery management capability for individual sites. It will provide Horizon Power with the ability to orchestrate these resources to maximise system-wide efficiency.”

The announcement coincides with the WA Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap, being developed to ensure that Western Australia can integrate growing levels of DER into the State’s electricity systems in a safe and secure way and to make sure customers can continue to benefit from solar PV and other new technologies.

As with all SwitchDin Droplets, the SGD can be managed via SwitchDin’s Stormcloud cloud management platform to build and manage virtual power plants for energy market participation and network services.

For more details, contact: James Martin, Communications Manager +61 (0) 478 587 396 | james.martin@switchdin.com