Two Nexif Energy projects in South Australia are now set to create jobs and are on track to deliver up to 240MW of additional generation capacity into the State electricity network.
The development of a 154MW gas turbine peaking power plant is now underway in Snapper Point at Outer Harbour – approximately 22 kilometres north west of Adelaide. This project involves relocating the turbines from the former Holden factory in Elizabeth to the new Snapper Point power plant site.
The new Snapper Point power plant is anticipated to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Construction on the second stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm – located about 15 kilometres west of Port Augusta – is also underway. Stage 2 will comprise of 24 wind turbines with a total generation capacity of 86MW.
Stage 2 of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2021.
“The relocation of 154MW of fast start generators to Snapper Point at Outer Harbour and the beginning of construction of 86MW of wind turbines at Lincoln Gap are further good news for South Australian electricity consumers.
“Nexif’s conversion Labor’s diesel generators to gas and the transition from back-up only generators to market assets available every day of the year will help deliver cheaper, cleaner electricity to South Australians,” Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said.
The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Stage 2 development is expected to support about 110 jobs during construction, while the Snapper Point project is expected to support 70 jobs in Adelaide.
In addition, Nexif is also developing the third stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm and it is expected to further expand the wind farm’s capacity with an additional 252MW.
“The 86MW of wind power that Stage 2 of Lincoln Gap will deliver when completed by late next year combined with Nexif’s grid scale battery add further depth to our impressive array of renewable energy assets.
“Matching the capacity of the gas turbines at Snapper Point with the wind farm and battery at Lincoln Gap is an important step in the transformation to a low-cost, low emission electricity system in South Australia.
“The Marshall Liberal Government’s energy plan is delivering great results for South Australian households and business, and providing jobs and investment to help our economic recovery,” Minister van Holst Pellekaan said.
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