EVO LNG has announced it has been selected as the long-term supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a project to generate cleaner electricity for Esperance.
The Western Australian company has signed a supply agreement with Horizon Power that forms part of the Esperance Power project aimed at reducing the town’s carbon footprint and emissions by 50 per cent.
The project involves the construction of a new power station fuelled by LNG as well as other clean energy infrastructure, including a 9MW wind farm and 4MW solar farm.
EVO LNG manager Nick Rea said the project demonstrates the role of LNG in complementing high-penetration renewables.
“The key advantage of EVO LNG’s solution is its ability to work harmoniously and cost-effectively with variable wind and solar generation,” Rea said.
“We are very proud to contribute to this exciting project and support both Horizon Power and the Esperance community to produce reliable, low-emissions power.”
LNG will be transported from a production facility located in Kwinana, owned by EVO LNG parent company Kleenheat, and stored in a custom-built storage and vaporisation facility that can hold enough LNG to power the town for 25 days.
As one of the nation’s leading providers of LNG for remote power generation and marine transport, EVO LNG has been safely and reliably supplying remote power stations throughout Western Australia for more than 12 years.