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Solar powering Jabiru in milestone switch over



Solar powering Jabiru in milestone switch over


Gunner, Michael Patrick Francis; Lawler, Eva Dina

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Australian Labor Party


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Solar energy

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Construction of the Jabiru Hybrid Renewable Power Station created around 300 jobs for local Territorians, including the Djurrubu Rangers who were employed to assist with land clearing, and cultural and environmental management. Territorians have also been employed as part of the operational phase. Quotes from Chief Minister Michael Gunner: Jabiru is an iconic Territory town the gateway to Kakadu National Park and the West Arnhem Region. We are investing millions into Jabiru to transform it into the tourism and services hub we know it is well positioned to be. This new Power Station has helped create more jobs for locals, and it is paving the way for better and more reliable services for Territorians and businesses in Jabiru. Quotes from Minister for Renewables and Energy Eva Lawler: Todays announcement follows the successful transition of Jabiru residents power over to the new Power Station. Territorians deserve access to the very best services, no matter where they live, and we welcome this important step in beginning to transfer power to the new station. We are investing millions into Jabiru to transform it into the tourism and services hub we know it will one day be, and we need the infrastructure to get it there. The Territory Labor Government has set a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030, and we are on track to meeting this. Quotes from EDL Chief Executive Ofcer James Harman: It has been a privilege to work with the Northern Territory Government and key local stakeholders to deliver this transformative project for Jabirus future.

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