Horizon Power has embarked on a $77 million project to build, own and operate a new dual-fuel power station and transmission infrastructure to serve the growing needs of the Carnarvon community on the central coast of Western Australia.
The project represents a significant investment by the Government of Western Australia into power infrastructure in the Gascoyne region.
The 18 megawatt power station, which will use both diesel and gas, is being built at Brown Range, about six and a half kilometres from the town centre and residential areas. It will service the needs of 6600 people for at least the next decade and has been designed to ensure extra generation capacity can be installed.
Horizon Power has worked with the traditional owners and custodians of the area, the Gnulli People, and the State Government to acquire the land for the new station. The Gnulli People have given the name for the power station as part of an agreement with Horizon Power. Mungullah is a Yinggarda word for the hill on which the power station is located.
The project is taking place in two phases, which means power will continue to be generated from the existing site for some time.
The new power station also has been designed to incorporate renewable energy sources in the future.