Repower Port Augusta: a solar future for South Australia
Port Augusta is a town at a crossroads. With two coal-fired power stations coming to the end of their life, there is the opportunity to decide what they are replaced with: Australia's first solar thermal plants or a combined cycle gas plant.
The Repower Port Augusta Alliance has developed a solid proposal to replace the coal plants with 6 solar thermal plants and 95 wind turbines. This will create 1800 jobs, save 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, improve the health of the local community and ensure energy security and stable electricity prices.
The local community, the council, local businesses and the power company all want solar - but to make this happen we need the support of the Premier and the Federal Government. Join the Alliance in calling for a solar future for South Australia.