Territory Generation is on its way to reducing emissions by more than 15% in Alice Springs, as construction at Owen Springs Power Station has been completed.
The $74.6 million Owen Springs Power Station expansion was completed in February 2019.
The expansion involved the installation of ten 4.1MW GE Jenbacher high-efficiency gas-spark reciprocating engines to replace the capacity of the ageing Ron Goodin Power Station in Alice Springs.
There are social, economic and environmental benefits from the expansion. 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.
Clarke Energy was selected from an original 19 expressions of interest as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to deliver the project.