Fitzgerald River National Park to go off the grid with new power supply

Magellan Power's Masoud Abshar with the Hybrid Energy Storage System to be used at Fitzgerald River National Park.

Magellan Power's Masoud Abshar with the Hybrid Energy Storage System to be used at Fitzgerald River National Park.

The Fitzgerald River National Park ranger station is on it’s way to getting a grid-free power supply after Horizon Power struck a deal with a WA power company.

Magellan Power secured the contract for the national park outside of Hopetoun, with the ultimate goal of making the station self-sustainable rather than rely on power from the main grid.

Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia, containing almost 20 per cent of WA’s flora species, many of which are not found anywhere else.

Magellan Power managing director Masoud Abshar said the company had an edge over the competition because they could design and manufacture all the required components here in WA.

“Not only were we able to customise a bespoke solution for Horizon Power, but also as Magellan Power makes all the components in Australia, we can provide instant, ongoing support and updated systems for them whenever required, for many years to come,” he said.

The hybrid energy storage system converts solar energy into usable power and also stores it, allowing the ranger station to benefit from solar power at night.