Territory Generation is on its way to reducing emissions by more than 15% in Alice Springs, as it progresses towards the final stages of construction at Owen Springs Power Station (images taken in November 2017)
The $74.6 million Owen Springs Power Station expansion is due for completion in December 2017.
The expansion involves installing 10 4.1MW GE Jenbacher high-efficiency gas-spark reciprocating engines to replace the capacity of the ageing Ron Goodin Power Station in Alice Springs, which is at the end of its useful life and needs to be retired.
There are social, economic and environmental benefits from the expansion. The Ron Goodin site will be rehabilitated for potential alternative use.
The capital investment will increase operational efficiency, and reduce fuel and maintenance costs. The non-economic benefits are reduced noise and emissions, increased reliability, increased economic activity and employment.
The new works at Owen Springs will reduce emissions by more than 15 per cent. Territory Generation is adopting a renewable energy strategy which aims to increase production of renewables to achieve the NT Government’s 50 per cent target by 2030.
Clarke Energy was selected from an original 19 expressions of interest as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to deliver the project.