New Solar Energy Plant a money saver & reduces emissions
Northern Star Resources is toasting a “win-win” with the recent commissioning of a solar energy project at its Carosue Dam operations, 120kms north east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The project, delivered by Nomadic Energy, has seen the start-up of a 3.3MW re-deployable solar farm at the goldmine, expected to offset about 3,548 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
The installation adds to an existing 1MW solar farm commissioned at the site in January last year, with a further 2MW of solar capacity earmarked for early next year. Carosue Dam General Manager Rob Williamson said the initiative was saving the goldminer cash while reducing the operation’s greenhouse gas emissions. “So its a win-win for the company” he said.
Nomadic Energy Technical Director Simon James said the company was looking forward to expanding the project next year. “We are happy to be playing a key part in the WA Government’s goal of net zero scope 1-3 green house gas emissions by 2050” Mr James said.
Nomadic Energy was the recipient of the State Government’s inaugural Clean Energy Future Fund grant program announced in January, which contributed $1 million to the project.