Power generation, Projects, Technology

Three Springs gets the green light

The Three Springs project is a 330 MW low-emission open-cycle gas turbine power station located 3 km from the town of Three Springs, approximately 270 km north of Perth.

ERM Power Managing Director and CEO Philip St Baker called the approval “an important milestone”? in the project’s development.

Mr St Baker said that Three Springs is intended to serve growing demand for electricity in the emerging mid-west mining province of Western Australia, and would be available for other customers on the south west electricity grid.

“The next stage in the development is finalising fuel supply and electricity off-take agreements and capacity certification form the Independent Market Operator, which will allow us to make a final investment decision on the development

“Once a final investment decision is made, construction would take about two years for the power station and about six months for the pipeline,”? he said.

Three Springs will be the third low-emission power station developed by ERM Power in Western Australia, after the $A400 million 320 MW Kwinana Power Station and the $A435 million 330 MW Neerabup Power Station and gas pipeline.

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