Territory Generation announces Fleet Transition and purchase of TM2500

Territory Generation has announced its Fleet Transition to assets that are flexible, renewable capable, fast-starting, and mobile to complement the existing power system and support the Territory’s future power needs. Forecasts estimate the transition will significantly reduce carbon emissions and optimise costs for the power system.

The Fleet Transition will be carried out in a cost-effective and staged process that will not impact electricity supply. Territory Generation will retain some legacy assets in standby condition to ensure adequate generation capacity and facilitate response to growth opportunities for the Territory’s industrial sector. The transition aligns with the Territory Government’s Darwin-Katherine Electricity System Plan, which targets 50% renewable energy by 2030 and towards zero net emissions by 2050.

Under the Fleet Transition, Territory Generation has purchased a TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine from General Electrics for the Channel Island Power Station. The hydrogen-capable TM2500 generator will renew 22 megawatts to the power system and can start in less than 10 minutes. “Territory Generation sought technology to modernise our current fleet that struggles to meet changing grid demands and low power system loads,” said CEO, Gerhard Laubscher. “We plan for the TM2500 to be the first of multiple units to be deployed over the next five years as existing units near their end of life”.

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11 October 2021

TM2500 – Image supplied by General Electrics