Bluewaters to supply Synergy

01 January 2008 | 05:04 Code : 16421 Geoscience events
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Griffin Energy has signed an Electricity Supply Contract with Synergy to provide it....

  Griffin Energy has signed an Electricity Supply Contract with Synergy to provide it with 200MW of power from Griffin's Bluewaters Power Station in Western Australia.Griffin Energy Executive General Manager Power Generation, Wayne Trumble, said the 15 year agreement would see Bluewaters feeding into the State's main power grid. Construction of Bluewaters Phase 1 is well advanced, and is due to come online in 2008 to power the massive new Boddington Gold Mine. Construction of Bluewaters Phase 2 began earlier this year, after all required approvals were received. The Bluewaters Project will achieve a number of environmental benchmarks during construction and operation, including the development of a Greenhouse Abatement Plan and joining the Federal Government Greenhouse Challenge. Mr Trumble said Griffin Energy planned to begin the delivery of electricity from Bluewaters Phase 2 by late 2009. “Griffin Energy has made a significant investment in progressing Bluewaters. Through increased employment and economic activity, the South-West is already benefiting from this project and will continue to do so into the future as the Bluewaters power station enters its operational phase - enhancing the future of coal mining in the Collie region,” he said. “Under this agreement, Western Australia will also reap the rewards from the secure supply of affordable and efficient power.” Mr Trumble said he was confident coal and renewables would continue to play an important part in WA's balanced energy mix. “Griffin Energy already supplies clean, green power from its Emu Downs Wind Farm to Synergy,” he said. “The Bluewaters Electricity Supply Contract further cements that relationship and Griffin Energy's position as a competitive, reliable and sustainable power supplier.”


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