At a glance
West Kimberley Power Project
Start of operation:
West Kimberley region, Western Australia, Australia
Generating capacity:61 MW
Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
About the power project
The project incorporates a total of 61MW power station capacity supplying Broome, Derby , Looma, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, a 200 tonne (10 terajoule) per day LNG plant in Karratha, LNG storage, a 3.2km pipeline and an LNG road transport fleet.
EDL provides clean and reliable gas-fired power for the towns of Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.
The project has resulted in a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and has utilised ultra-low noise generators to minimise impact on residents.
Not only has the project created environmental benefits the positive impact on the broader community includes direct employment of local residents, the creation of other service and support industries in the region and the economic benefit of local purchasing.
As part of the West Kimberley Power Project, EDL established the $1,000,000 West Kimberley Community Fund, administered by the local shires of Broome, Derby West Kimberley and Halls Creek. The aim of the Fund is to create lasting value in the region through the support of not-for-profit projects and activities.