First non-government owned and operated base load power station in the NT to be build by Merricks Capital, with help from NAIF Loan
9th June 2019Infrastructure
Powering up the Top End
A LANDMARK new privately-owned gas-fired power plant and solar farm project in the Top End that will create more than 100 jobs and ultimately lower power prices, has been approved for a multimillion-dollar federal government loan. Melbourne-based company Merricks Capital Ltd has already started constructing a combined $75m 12-megawatt gas-fired power plant at Hudson Creek and a 10-megawatt solar farm with battery storage at Batchelor. The dual power projects will be the NT’s first privately owned and operated generators.