Tamar Valley gas station
Aurora Energy's Tamar Valley gas station is a proposed $230 million natural gas power station to be constructed in the Tamar Valley in northern Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government has allowed Aurora Energy to enter into long term energy supply agreement with Alinta. Construction of the 200 megawatt (MW) power plant is expected to be complete mid 2009.
In September 2008 the Tasmanian government via Aurora Energy acquired the construction project from the then owner Babcock & Brown Power (who had earlier purchased Alinta Energy generation assets) Aurora set up a fully owned subsidiary company "AETV Power" to complete and operate the power station assets.
In August 2008 it was revealed that the $340 million project was expected to may cost $90 million more than previous estimates.
Articles and Resources
- "Tasmania allows Alinta power agreement", The Age, September 2009.
- "Alinta signs $600m gas supply agreements" ABC News Australia Online, September 2009
-  Aurora Energy Website, September 2009.
- Nick Clark, "Power station blowout: Tamar Valley project cost up $90 million", The Mercury, August 27, 2008, page 9.