Northern Power Station return to service

14/09/2012
In April 2012, Alinta Energy notified the market of its intention to only operate the Northern Power Station at Port Augusta during the summer period from October to March. Since April, Alinta Energy has undertaken key maintenance activities at the power station and a major renewal effort at the Leigh Creek coal mine.  

In April 2012, Alinta Energy notified the market of its intention to only operate the Northern Power Station at Port Augusta during the summer period from October to March. Since April, Alinta Energy has undertaken key maintenance activities at the power station and a major renewal effort at the Leigh Creek coal mine.  
 
Greg McIntyre, Plant Manager Augusta Power Station said “We are really pleased with the results achieved in removing the Northern Power Station Units from service and conducting a major program of work to ensure their reliability and efficiency upon return to service.
 
It’s a credit to our employees and contractors to have planned and developed the systems, and then executed the actions in a safe and professional manner. We look forward to starting up operations with Northern Power Station being available for the summer operating period.”
 
Northern Power Station will return to service in a staged approach with Unit 2 returning to commercial operation on 19 September 2012. This will be followed by the re-commissioning of Unit 1 by 1 October 2012.  
 
Playford Power Station whilst not currently operating remains available for recall.
 
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