Around 40 per cent of South Australia’s baseload electricity is produced by the Northern Power Station in Port Augusta, and the plant provides over 500 jobs for the Port Augusta community.
Both these jobs, and South Australia’s electricity supply is at risk because of the decreasing coal supplies at Leigh Creek and the looming carbon tax.
Alinta, the plant operator, met with Energy Minister, Michael O’Brien yesterday about the future for Port Augusta’s power plant.
Today, we were joined by Mr. O’Brien to tell us about yesterday’s meeting with Alinta and what it means for us. He explained the outcomes of the meeting.