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West Kimberley Power Project

At a Glance

  • Location: Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia
  • Components: Broome, Derby, Looma, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek power stations, an 200 tonne-a-day LNG plant, transport fleet and pipeline infrastructure
  • Generating capacity: 74 megawatts (MW)
  • Primary fuel: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Customer: Horizon Power
  • Start of operation: June 2008

Remote area electricity generation is being transformed through projects such as the West Kimberley Power Project (WKPP).

The operation consists of five power stations, four fuelled by LNG, a 200-tonne-a-day LNG plant and associated transport infrastructure.

With a generating capacity of 74MW, the operating sites produce electricity for 27,000 people in the resource-rich, but remote West Kimberley region.

The project has been underpinned by a 20-year power purchase agreement between Energy Developments and Western Australian Government-owned, regional-power company Horizon Power.

Under the agreement, Energy Developments generates clean and reliable power for the communities of Broome, Derby, Camballin/Looma, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.

Operations based on LNG and CNG offer Energy Developments significant growth potential.

The WKPP has provided a significant development for remote regions which have limited access to electricity grids or gas pipelines to service their energy needs.