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Alinta Energy Welcomes WA Government Decision on Certification Timelines
Alinta Energy welcomes the decision by the Western Australian Government to delay the two Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) capacity cycles for generation, allowing investment to proceed while Western Power and AEMO work to ensure new generation can be dispatched appropriately.
“This decision by Minister Wyatt will pave the way for new renewable generation to be built in Western Australia in 2018 and shows the Labor Government's commitment to investment and growth in WA," Jeff Dimery, Alinta Energy’s MD & CEO.
In February 2017, Alinta Energy announced it had entered into a long-term (12 year) offtake agreement with APA Group that will underpin the construction of the 130MW Badgingarra Wind Farm in Western Australia. The agreement includes the purchase of all of the energy along with the Large-scale Renewable Generation Certificates (LGCs) generated by the wind farm.
The Badgingarra Wind Farm output will complement Alinta Energy’s flexible gas generation fleet and expand on our ability to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy for Western Australian customers.
About Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy is a leading Australian utility with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of up to 1,957 MW, approximately 800,000 combined electricity and gas retail customers and approximately 410 employees across Australia and New Zealand.
Alinta Energy has been supplying energy to customers in Western Australia and supporting the local community for over 20 years. With an award winning customer contact centre in Perth and a history of infrastructure investment throughout the State (including the Pilbara region), Alinta Energy is committed to playing a positive role in the future of Western Australia.