The State Government this week called for Expressions of Interest from companies seeking to build South Australia’s state-owned gas-fired power station.
The EOI for the generator, which will have a capacity of up to 250MW, opened Tuesday and will remain open for two weeks.
The generator will be able to startup and dispatch electricity quickly if needed in emergency situations and will also be able to provide grid-stability services year-round. It is estimated that procurement of the emergency backup generation will cost a total of about $360 million.
Through the plan the State Government is also building Australia’s largest battery to store energy from the wind and sun, part of a new Renewable Technology Fund that supports clean, dispatchable and affordable power.