Site Tour Day: Thursday, 24 September 2020


ATCO’s industry-leading Clean Energy Innovation Hub is a test bed for hybrid energy solutions, integrating natural gas, solar PV, battery storage and hydrogen production and storage. The Hub is providing valuable insights into how ATCO’s existing gas distribution infrastructure can continue to service consumers as part of the future energy mix, as well as developing new energy solutions which ATCO can offer our customers in the future.

In addition to viewing the Hub and seeing how it is generating and using clean hydrogen, visitors will take a tour through ATCO’s demonstration hybrid home, and view real-time data on how we are generating, storing and using various forms of energy.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take in ATCO’s Six Seasons Garden, and see and hear how the business is paying respect to the traditional owners of the land, by acknowledging and celebrating the six seasons of the traditional Nyoongar calendar.

Tour break down:
  1. Six Seasons Garden - Demonstrating 60,000 years of culture and heritage and telling the story of local native vegetation and the role it plays in the six seasons, history and culture of the Nyoongar people
  2. ATCO Hybrid Home - Insights into a clean energy home of the future
  3. Clean Energy Innovation Hub - An insight into hydrogen powered microgrids and ATCO's integration of a green hydrogen plant
  4. Training centre - Introduction to the here and now, looking at technology capabilities currently available
  5. Networking lunch - Guests return to the Blue Flame Kitchen for a networking lunch

Led by:

Stevan Green

ATCO Gas Division Australia


Kapz Malhotra

General Manager Business Development
ATCO Gas Division


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Horizon Power – Connecting and Controlling Renewable Energy Resources in Onslow

Andrew Blaver - Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, Horizon Power
This will be a site tour to Horizon Power’s control room to see Onslow in action. Onslow is set to be the home of Australia's largest distributed energy resource (DER) microgrid targeting a high penetration of the town's electricity needs serviced from renewable energy sources, including a mix of distributed renewables, modular gas powered generation and battery storage.

Through the Horizon Power Control Centre, the regional energy provider orchestrates electricity connected to the network whilst maintaining stability and integrity to meet customers' needs.

Tour break down
  1. The boardroom – our strategy and the journey.
  2. Horizon Power Control Centre – showcase isolated and micro-grid remote control capability.
  3. Onslow Distributed Energy Resources Management System (DERMS) and other case studies – systems and learnings from a vertically integrated energy provider.

Led by:

Andrew Blaver

Manager, Distributed Energy Resources
Horizon Power