Re­new­able En­ergy

The Australian Energy Review - - CONTENTS - SOUTH AUS­TRALIA

THE South Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment has green lit con­struc­tion to be­gin at So­lar­reserve’s $650 mil­lion Aurora so­lar ther­mal power plant in Port Au­gusta.

The project, which will use mir­rors to heat molten salt and store en­ergy, will sup­ply 100 per cent of the State Gov­ern­ment elec­tric­ity load from 2020, and sup­ply en­ergy to the broader mar­ket to put down­ward pres­sure on prices.

“It’s fan­tas­tic that So­lar­reserve has re­ceived de­vel­op­ment ap­proval to move for­ward with this world-lead­ing project that will de­liver clean, dis­patch­able re­new­able en­ergy,” South Aus­tralia Act­ing En­ergy min­is­ter Chris Pic­ton said

The project will be­gin con­struc­tion this year and cre­ate about 700 con­struc­tion and on­go­ing jobs.

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