Horizon Power Community Partnership Programs Opens 14 February

The Horizon Power Community Partnership Program is open for applications on Monday February 14 and closes on Monday 14 March 2022 . The Community Partnership Program is a great way for groups or organisations to source funding that will assist in projects/events that aim to make regional communities more vibrant.

If you have any queries regarding the program, please don’t hesitate to call or drop into our office on Sims Street Esperance.

Incentives or Events Supported

  • Are based in our service area
  • Support good health and well-being in communities.
  • Contribute to the community and have clear community outcomes
  • Are aligned to at least one of our four guiding principles
  • Are accessible for all and free, or very low cost to attend
  • Provide equipment/fit out for organisations delivering initiatives in regional WA
  • Are time limited (not ongoing)

How Much Can I Apply For?

  • $1,000 to $10,000 for local initiatives.
  • $10,001 to $50,000 for multi-region initiatives.

Ngaanyatjarra Lands Renewable Energy Project Energy Project – LOCAL SUB-CONTRACTOR REQUIRED

Horizon Power invites suitably qualified suppliers to respond to the EOIHP10007 Ngaanyatjarra Lands Renewable Energy Project Expression Of Interest (EOI).

This EOI seeks suppliers to:

  • Demonstrate their capability to deliver the scope of works;
  • Provide indicative cost estimates for the scope; and
  • Propose technology solutions for the scope

The scope of works includes the addition of solar Photovoltaic (PV) + Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS) facilities to complement the existing diesel generation assets.  The EOI will allow the respondents to submit a response for a portfolio of up to 11 communities, located mostly in and in proximity to the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

Horizon Power encourages local, regional, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registered suppliers to respond. The successful contractor will also be encouraged to source, partner or subcontract to local businesses and suppliers to complete the requirements of the works.


Regionally based subcontractors with any of the following skillsets are encouraged to register an interest working with the head contractor by completing the Registration of Interest Form linked here

  • Licenced Surveyor
  • Civil Works
  • Installation on PV array
  • Licenced Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical installers of residential or smaller scale BESS
Goldfields-Esperance Region – More Solar is Coming

When the grid simply can’t handle how much electricity rooftop solar will produce, you need to find ways to increase the grids capacity, so there’s more choice for everyone.  It’s powerful thoughts like this that will soon help us power regional WA.

Through innovative trials like SmartSun in Broome, we have found ways to safely increase the grids solar capacity.  This means you now have the option to power your home and business rooftop solar.  The upcoming release of 900kw will allow 150 homes and businesses to join the solar community.

Esperance and Hopetoun applications will be opening at 9AM:

  • 18th October 2021 – Residential Applications
  • 25th October 2021 – Business Applications

To help you get ready visit horizonpower.com.au/moresolar


Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your business across Western Australia.  Horizon Power has partnered with Business News to launch the first Regional Business of the Year Award through the RISE Business Awards program.

The Awards provide a forum for regional businesses to showcase their achievements and will reward and acknowledge businesses of all sizes for their resourcefulness, imagination, sustainability, and excellence.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Rethinking Business’.

How has your business responded to challenges, embraced opportunities, and remained sustainable to be future-ready in an evolving landscape?

By sharing your story, Business News can generate positive headlines and news stories highlighting your success and offering opportunities for editorial coverage of your business.
Visit www.risebusinessawards.com.au for further information, to check your eligibility criteria, and access the Entry Submission Guide and how to enter.

Entries open 21 June 2021
Entries close 30 August 2021 

Wind Power Arrives in Esperance

Renewable power blew into Esperance last week as Horizon Power’s wind turbines arrived at the Esperance Port.  The massive 74 metre long blades have been transported to Shark Lake where they will form part of the renewable energy precinct.

A Horizon Power representative said that there would be two wind turbines and 8900 solar panels that will combine to supply 46 per cent of Esperance’s energy requirements.  The Shark Lake Renewable Energy Precinct currently under construction is expected to be finished and in operation by next year.  The renewable energy precinct will support Horizon Powers new gas fired power station that is currently being built on Harbour Road.

Register with Horizon Power if you’re a regional based or Aboriginal Business- It’s simple

Horizon Power has a vast service area and a regional footprint extending from Hopetoun in the south, Carnarvon in the West and Kalumburu in the north. We are looking for opportunities to increase regional industry and Aboriginal participation in our business.

If you are a regionally based or Aboriginal business in the Goldfields-Esperance region, we invite you to register an interest in working with us. To register, complete the form through the web link to help us understand your business.   This does not confirm approval or pre-qualification status on any supplier, or guarantee the opportunity to formally quote for work. The award of any business by Horizon Power will follow established procurement processes in line with our approved policies..