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Flinders Operations Announcement

Alinta Energy today announced its Flinders Operations in Port Augusta (Northern & Playford B Power Stations) and Leigh Creek (Leigh Creek Mine) will not operate beyond March 2018 (and may close earlier but not before March 2016) as its continuing operation had become increasingly uneconomic.

Alinta Energy CEO, Jeff Dimery said the company had communicated the closure decision with its employees and key stakeholders and was committed to working closely with the South Australian Government, the representative unions and local communities in Leigh Creek and Port Augusta to prepare for the cessation of the Flinders Operations.

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11 Jun, 2015

Alinta Energy recognised for support of RFDS

Power generator and energy retailer, Alinta Energy, has been recognised for its significant support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations with the unveiling of an Alinta Energy badged RFDS aircraft in Port Augusta today.

The newly badged ‘flying intensive care unit’ (VH-FVE – Foxtrot-Victor-Echo) is one of 11 medically-equipped Pilatus PC-12 aircraft owned and operated by RFDS Central Operations across its Adelaide, Port Augusta and Alice Springs Bases. It is one of 64 RFDS aircraft located throughout Australia.

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19 May, 2015

Roy Hill Transmission Line Completed

Alinta Energy successfully completes construction of 121km transmission line to supply power to Roy Hill Mine.

Alinta Energy has successfully completed the construction and commissioning of a 121km 220kV transmission line to supply the power needs of the Roy Hill iron ore mine from Alinta Energy’s Newman Power Station.

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1 Apr, 2015

Uniting Care West Food Rescue

Food to the Rescue in Perth CBD

A corporate and café driven initiative connecting rescued sandwiches, rolls and wraps from CBD cafes to feed people in need will create an Australian first when Uniting Care West’s Food Rescue service rolls out its unique cargo cart project in the City of Perth at 1pm on Friday 14 November.

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14 Nov, 2014

Australia's best customer service

Alinta Energy named Australia’s best customer service operation of its size by national Customer Service Council.

Alinta Energy’s in-house Customer Service Centre has won the Gold Medal for Australia’s best customer service excellence for a Medium Enterprise or Division of Business, at the national Customer Service Council’s 12th annual awards.

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10 Oct, 2014

Pilbara transmission line update

Alinta Energy secures financing for Pilbara transmission line development.

Alinta Energy has successfully secured $175 million in financing for development of a power solution to supply the long-term power supply requirements of the Roy Hill Mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The package also includes a $3.3 million working capital facility.
 

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18 Aug, 2014

Schools to receive microscopes

More than 300 microscopes to be presented to Bunbury primary schools through Alinta Energy sponsorship.

Twelve primary schools from the Bunbury region will receive 342 microscopes funded by Alinta Energy on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at a presentation at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar.  

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23 Jul, 2014

Solar Thermal Generation Milestone

Another milestone reached in Alinta Energy’s full feasibility study into solar thermal generation.

Alinta Energy is pleased to announce two recommendations that complete the second milestone of its two-year feasibility study into solar thermal generation at Port Augusta.

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3 Jul, 2014

Northern Power Station to operate through winter

Northern Power Station to operate through winter following operational turn-around

Alinta Energy’s Northern Power Station will operate one unit through the 2014 winter period. This follows an extensive turn-around in the power station’s productivity, reliability and overall operational excellence that will provide further economic and system security for regional South Australia.

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4 Jun, 2014

Delivering one million meals

Uniting Care West rescues 500,000kg of food to deliver one million meals.

Food Rescue, UnitingCare West’s Perth-based food rescue and redistribution service, will celebrate saving 500,000kg of food from landfill to feed people struggling with hardship and hunger when it delivers its one millionth meal to South Perth-based charity, Esther Foundation on Wednesday 16 April.

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23 Apr, 2014

Alinta employee breaks Australian drill metre record

Leigh Creek drill and blast employee breaks Australian drill metre record. Record was achieved while displaying a commitment to Alinta Energy’s safety principles.

Leigh Creek celebrated another momentous accomplishment as 2013 came to a close. Alinta Energy employee Brant Lowe successfully broke an Australian record for the distance drilled using the ‘Grizzly Paw’ style of drill bit.

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21 Jan, 2014

Annual Alinta Energy Toy Run

The 30th Annual Alinta Energy Toy Run has been held in Port Augusta Summary: The event is the longest running charitable event of its kind in the region

The 30th Annual Alinta Energy Toy Run took place in Port Augusta on 7 December, marking the longest running charitable event of its kind in the region.

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21 Jan, 2014

Full feasibility study of solar thermal

Alinta Energy announces full feasibility study of solar thermal and hybrid generation options in Port Augusta, South Australia

Alinta Energy is pleased to announce a full feasibility study of solar thermal and hybrid options at its Port Augusta Power Stations.

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15 Jan, 2014

Garden transformation to be unveiled

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Bunbury to unveil garden transformation

The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Bunbury will unveil a new garden to the local community on Wednesday, 27 November, with the help of Garden Guru, Trevor Cochrane, Ronald McDonald House and Alinta Energy.

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22 Nov, 2013

Orangutan Awareness Week

Alinta Energy supports Perth Zoo’s conservation Efforts through Orangutan Awareness Week

Sumatran Orangutans are critically endangered with fewer than 6,300 animals left in the wild. Perth Zoo is playing a vital role to help save this species from extinction through their world-leading orangutan conservation and breeding program.

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4 Nov, 2013

Donation made to SA Country Fire Services

Alinta Energy supports SA Country Fire Services

Alinta Energy has donated $1,000 to each of the South Australian Country Fire Services (CFS) in Quorn, Wilmington and Stirling North. Greg McIntyre, Plant Manager at Augusta Power Station, presented the cheques to the CFS representatives and thanked them for their valued assistance and support over the years.

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10 Sep, 2013

Inaugural MobileGP Soup Kitchen

Alinta Energy supports the inaugural MobileGP Soup Kitchen

Alinta Energy proudly supported the launch of the inaugural MobileGP Soup Kitchen in Perth last week. Run in association with Western Australia’s Homeless Week, the event was held over five days with the city’s top chefs cooking gourmet soup to be sold to the public for $5. The initiative was successful in raising $9,164 in funding for the Mobile GP service which provides mobile healthcare to homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people.

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20 Aug, 2013

New partner UnitingCare West Food Rescue

Alinta Energy announces partnership with UnitingCare West Food Rescue

Alinta Energy is proud to announce the launch of a new partnership with UnitingCare West Food Rescue, which will provide a network of 37 recipient WA charities with more than 80,300 sponsored meals a year.

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19 Aug, 2013

Refinancing update

Alinta Energy successfully completes refinancing of existing debt

Alinta Energy is pleased to announce that it has successfully placed A$1.2bn of senior secured debt in the US Term Loan B (TLB) market, with a maturity of six years. The package is covenant-lite and includes a delayed draw facility of A$70M and a revolving credit facility of A$240M to support Alinta Energy’s future growth and working capital requirements, respectively.

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8 Aug, 2013

Perth team make a meal for Ronald McDonald House

A group of eleven volunteers from Alinta Energy’s Perth office cooked up a storm in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House Perth last week. Quiches, meatballs, lamb cutlets, salads and trifle were the orders of the day. Offering their culinary skills for a cause were members of staff from the Marketing, West Coast Retail and Customer Service teams.

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25 Jul, 2013

Solar thermal update

Alinta Energy advises that its application to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for funding towards a full feasibility study of solar thermal and hybrid options at its Northern Power Stations and Playford B Power Station at Port Augusta has been unsuccessful.

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24 Jul, 2013

Competition in the WA energy market

Competition in the WA energy market is a change that Alinta Energy welcomes. Alinta Energy strongly believes that greater competition across all WA energy markets will drive positive outcomes for WA consumers.

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25 Mar, 2013