The development has been fully contracted under 25-year power purchase agreements with Horizon Power and Fortescue, and may be expanded to accommodate additional customers at later dates.
Meanwhile, customers will carry the responsibility to supply gas to the power station, with gas to be sourced in WA and delivered to the power station by a lateral off of APA Group’s Pilbara Energy Pipeline (PEP).
The connection to the PEP was established and in-place as part of the work Horizon Power did to construct the temporary power station on the site, and was completed before the start of TransAlta’s work on site.
EXPANSION IN MIND
While the station is fully contracted, it has been designed with expansion in mind. TransAlta is hopeful that one day it can expand the power station to serve the increased load of one of its existing customers, or for a new customer.
The company has also retained the ability within the design to add generating capacity at the site and will have several options for that added capacity.