DP Energy to build renewable energy park in South Australia


DP Energy to build renewable energy park in South Australia

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The South Australian government has given approval to DP Energy’s plans for a renewable energy park in Port Augusta.
 
The project will generate approximately 1,000GWh of energy each year, enough to power 200,000 households and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 470,000 tonnes.
 
According to the press release, the project will create 250 jobs during the construction phase, with roughly 600 at the peak of development and 15-20 ongoing. DP Energy also promises to use local businesses whenever possible, as they are dedicated to ‘maximise local benefits both through employment generation and by facilitating local supply chain opportunities.’
 
This is especially great news for the communities near Port Augusta, where the Northern Power Station (a coal power plant) had recently been decommissioned.
 
DP Energy’s CEO, Simon De Pietro said:
 
“South Australia stands out as an ideal investment destination for DP Energy. The state has great natural resources in both wind and sun coupled with a clear regulatory framework, an excellent case management service (through Investment Attraction South Australia), and a professional and independent planning assessment process (through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Development Assessment Commission). These factors have been invaluable in helping DP Energy to navigate the necessary approvals and bring this project to reality.”
 
“The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park represents a new breed of renewable energy generation which will deliver the right power at the right time for energy consumers, and deliver economic benefit to the region and the State.”
 

Posted By Sally on August 11, 2016 | 0 Comment

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