PROJECT | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Australia-Singapore Power Link secures government support

The $19.16b project comprises a 10GW solar farm with a 20-30GWh storage facility near Tennant Creek.

Sun Cable's Australia-Singapore Power Link (ASPL) has been awarded ‘Major Project Status’ by the Northern Territory government, an announcement revealed.

The proposed Australia-Singapore Power Link is a $19.16b (A$20b), 10GW solar farm with a 20-30GWh storage facility near Tennant Creek. It will supply loads in the Darwin and Singapore markets via a high voltage direct current transmission.

This is said to be the largest solar farm under development in the world, and will seek to supply long term, competitive, stably priced renewable electricity to the Darwin and Singapore markets.
Integrating the ASPL into the developing ASEAN power grid will also be assessed in detail during the development phase.

“This project has the potential to create 1,000 jobs during the construction phase and 300 operational jobs,” the Northern Territory government added.

Meanwhile, a project development agreement (PDA) will be negotiated between the government and Sun Cable. The PDA will provide the framework for Sun Cable and the Northern Territory government to work together in progressing the ASPL through the required approvals processes.

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