New Power Supply Agreement for Esperance Port
- Published: 11 September 2020
The Port of Esperance is one of the largest power consumers in the Esperance region, consuming approximately 25 per cent of Horizon Power's annual electricity output for the region.
The signing of the supply agreement follows the State Government's announcement to award the new Power Purchase Agreement for Esperance's power project to Contract Power Australia.
Esperance's new power solution will include a state-of-the-art gas power station, and a centralised battery and renewables hub consisting of a solar farm and two wind turbines.
Construction of the $80 million project is scheduled to commence in October and it is estimated that over 50 jobs will be created during the 15-month construction phase.
As part of the project, Southern Ports Authority will lease a site in Shark Lake Industrial Estate to Horizon Power to accommodate the new renewables hub.
Minister for Ports Alannah MacTiernan said this was a good news story of two State trading entities working together to provide a competitive long-term solution of mutual benefit to themselves and their customers.
"Under this new supply agreement, Southern Ports will become Horizon Power's largest customer in the Goldfields-Esperance region, procuring 25 per cent of Esperance Power Station's supply."