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Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation



Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation

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Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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Jabiru Power Station and interim switchyard Power and Water is a critical enabler of the Northern Territory Governments 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 target. With the impending closure of the Ranger Mine at Jabiru and the Northern Territory Governments commitment to the future development of Jabiru as a sustainable tourism destination, there was an opportunity to construct a modern hybrid renewable power station. The new power station uses a combination of solar, battery storage and fuel efficient diesel generators to power the township. Power and Water worked collaboratively with the Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet to negotiate an agreement with EDL Pty Ltd to design, construct and operate the new power station. Our role was to safely integrate the new power station connection to our network, while maintaining network reliability and security for the Jabiru community. Our existing substation connection point contained infrastructure at the end of serviceable life and full replacement exceeded the December timeframe for connection of the new power station. Our team of experts came up with a simplified and innovative solution using modern distribution equipment with inbuilt protection, remote operation and basic data transfer capability. This solution has also enabled remote monitoring capability and improved fault identification and analysis on the main feeders for Jabiru, providing more efficient services delivery by Power and Water and reducing network outage timeframes for customers. Construction works underway at Jabiru Power Station and interim switchyard. Annual Report 2021-2022 29

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