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Flinders Operations Update

Alinta Energy today confirmed that its Flinders Operations will close on 31 March 2016, in line with previous guidance. Timing for this closure means that operational mining at Leigh Creek will cease on 17 November 2015 and the Augusta Power Stations plan to cease generation around 31 March 2016.

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7 Oct, 2015

Solar Thermal Generation in Port Augusta Update

Alinta Energy has now completed the Final Balance of Study Report (Milestone Four Report) into solar thermal generation at Port Augusta, South Australia. This is the fourth and final milestone report for Stage One of the feasibility study. 

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22 Sep, 2015

Flinders Operations Closure Update

Alinta Energy today provided an update to employees and other stakeholders around the timeframe for closure of the Flinders Operations in Port Augusta (Northern & Playford B Power Stations) and Leigh Creek (Leigh Creek Mine). Following the ongoing development of the closure plan, Flinders Operations will not operate beyond March 2017. An earlier closure date will not be before March 2016, and only if circumstances warrant.

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30 Jul, 2015

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

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

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

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

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