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Ampcontrol welcomes $66.3m renewable energy stimulus package

WA Government Recovery Plan

The Premier of Western Australia Hon. Mark McGowan launched the multi-billion dollar WA Recovery Plan at Ampcontrol Group member company CPS National’s Perth operations including a $66.3 million investment in renewable energy technologies.

Announced in conjunction with WA Treasurer Hon. Ben Wyatt, Minister for Energy Hon. Bill Johnston, and Horizon Power Chair Samantha Tough and CEO Stephanie Unwin, the stimulus package features a significant boost towards innovative, clean energy projects and infrastructure to help kick-start the economy following the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Welcoming the news following the launch at its CPS National manufacturing facilities in Welshpool, Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson said “The Government’s commitment to investing more heavily in renewable energy projects and infrastructure across regional WA will have untold benefits. It will make a huge difference to people’s lives in remote communities and support Australian supply chains such as CPS National who manufacture the innovative equipment and infrastructure locally.”

The $66.3 million renewable energy technologies boost includes $45 million being allocated to energy infrastructure projects to be delivered by major power provider Horizon Power.

CPS National works in partnership with Horizon Power to manufacture stand-alone power systems (SPS) for remote communities across the state. The tailored off-grid solution delivers safer, more reliable, and secure power, making it possible for people to live and work in isolated or remote towns.

“Our workforce is greatly underpinned by the contracts we have received through Horizon Power. It so important for industry and Government to work together so that we can continue to produce innovative solutions and products in Australia to support local jobs, communities, and the economy,” added Rod Henderson.

A part of the Ampcontrol Group, CPS National has provided infrastructure for regional communities for over 20 years including stand-alone power systems (SPS), remote water treatment systems (Gilghi), and remote area power and communications. Founded in Perth in 1998, CPS National has grown to operate nationally with operations in each mainland state employing over 60 people.

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