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Port Augusta local community welcome greenlighting of solar thermal power plant

Solar thermal power plant supporters and locals welcome greenlighting of Port Augusta project, ABC North and West , By Khama Reid  14 Aug 17 The Port Augusta community and its clean energy supporters have welcomed the news that the world’s largest solar thermal power station will be built in the region.

It was announced yesterday that US operator Solar Reserve would build the 150 megawatt power station known as the Aurora Solar Energy Project at Carriewerloo Station, about 330 kilometres north of Adelaide……

The Government and company attended a public meeting at Port Augusta where they were met with applause and cheering…..

Local Aboriginal leader Malcolm ‘Tiger’ McKenzie said he could see many opportunities in the project to boost employment for Aboriginal people.

“We’re 30 per cent of the population but we don’t participate in the workforce as much,” he said.

Mr McKenzie said he wanted to work with the Government and Solar Reserve to get the best employment outcomes.

“It’s a modern Australia now. We as Aboriginal people have got to maximise opportunities to live in this country and that’s having a job, having an education and contribute.”……


August 16, 2017 - Posted by | solar, South Australia

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