South Australian Gas Power Plant




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South Australian Gas Power Plant
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Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

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New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Under procurement
VALUE: $360M AUD
SECTOR: Energy
JURISDICTION: SA
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

In March 2017 the South Australian Government released its new energy plan, with the construction of a new state-owned gas power plant sitting at the centre of the $550 million programme.

The new generator will have the capacity to supply up to 250 megawatts of energy, which can be utilised in times of an emergency.

To give confidence to investors that the government-owned generator will not compete with them in normal course of the market operation, dispatch of the emergency generator will be contracted out. The contract between the operator and the government will limit the circumstances in which the Minister for Energy can direct the power station to supply energy in emergency situations.

The release of the new energy plan follows recent events in South Australia, such as a state-wide blackout in September 2016, and major price spikes. The new power plant is expected to improve energy security, and smooth significant price spikes.

The SA Government called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the facility in March 2017. The two week EOI period closed on April 11, with 31 EOIs received. Submissions are now being evaluated.


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