$700mil power station approved for rural NSW

Posted on 21/03/2009  

A $700 million gas-fired power station producing less than half the carbon dioxide emissions per unit of energy than the current Australian energy sector average has been approved at Wellington, north of Orange. The construction of the ERM Power Wellington Power Project is expected to begin later this year, providing 300 jobs during construction and 10 permanent jobs once completed. The 640-megawatt open-cycle gas-fired power station will contribute $100 million to the local economy during its construction. It will supply up to 5% of NSW’s power supply during peak periods. A 100km gas pipeline will also be constructed as part of the project and will connect the power station to the existing Central West Gas Pipeline near Alectown.

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