Territory Generation has replaced aged electricity generators at Tennant Creek with the latest equipment in order to provide efficient and reliable power supply and drive down the cost of producing electricity (images of TCPS upgrade taken in November 2017).
The $26 million upgrade was completed in December 2018. The project involved installing three 2MW gas-fired engines and a 1.5MW diesel engine next to the existing plant.
The capital investment will increase operational efficiency, and reduce fuel and maintenance costs. The upgrade will reduce emissions by an estimated 20 per cent and increase the reliability of supply.
Twenty-seven direct jobs were created during the construction phase.
As technology advances it’s expected that renewable energy will contribute a greater proportion of the energy mix in Tennant Creek and across the NT.