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Ministerial Statement Renewable Energy Research and Development Hon. Daryl Manzie Minister for Power and Water

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Title

Ministerial Statement Renewable Energy Research and Development Hon. Daryl Manzie Minister for Power and Water

Other title

Tabled Paper 3231

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1997-04-30

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/289880

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/403378

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INAPPROPRIATE AND SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED INVESTMENT RISK. THE WIND OPTION IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED AND OFFICERS OF THE AUTHORITY ARE SEEKING TO PROVIDE INTERIM GENERATION ARRANGEMENTS THAT WILL SEE TENNANT CREEK WITH A SECURE SUPPLY UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE ECONOMICS OF THAT OPTION HAVE BEEN ASSESSED. ALICE SPRINGS SYSTEM NEEDS ARE DIFFERENT TO THOSE OF TENNANT CREEK, AS ARE THE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGICAL OPTIONS. SOLAR RADIATION LEVELS AT ALICE SPRINGS ARE EXCELLENT. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE MOST PROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY ON THAT SYSTEM IS PEAK-LOPPING THROUGH THE USE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES CONNECTED TO THE GRID. THE AUTHORITY IS INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF COLLABORATING WITH PINE GAP MANAGEMENT ON A lOO-HOUSE ROOFTOP PHOTOVOLTAIC DEMONSTRATION, TO BE COMMISSIONED 9