- Australian Northern Territories (NT) chief minister Michael Gunner announced last week that they will begin negotiations with Singapore developer Sun Cable for a massive 10GW solar farm and 20-30GWh storage facility near Tennant Creek.
Gunner said the PDA would provide the framework for Sun Cable and the NT government to progress the US 20 billion Australia-Singapore Power Link (ASPL) through the required approvals processes. First up will be the Environmental Impact Statement (EIA) and a Territory Benefit Plan.
ASPL aims to supply renewable electricity to Darwin and Singapore via a high voltage direct current transmission – a plan first outlined by Beyond Zero Emissions last month.
“Major Project Status for Sun Cable is an important step towards making this vision a reality,” Gunner said in a statement. “The Sun Cable project is a game changer for the Territory and will further our reputation around the world as a place to do business and invest. Not only does it announce the Territory as a major world player for renewable energy exports, but also a future where clean, cheap, reliable energy creates local jobs in industries right across the Territory.We look forward to continuing to work with Sun Cable to make this project a reality,” he said.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal