Solar or gas?

Repower Port Augusta launched a community vote on Sunday, asking residents to choose their preferred power generation option to replace the Playford B and Northern power stations.

The group, which has been campaigning for a concentrated solar thermal plant to be built in Port Augusta since April, are aiming to collect about 3000 votes.

The community vote is running for one week and Repower Port Augusta committee members collected about 600 votes at the launch on Sunday.

Repower Port Augusta chairperson Liz Zyla said the vote was not to force a decision on Port Augusta’s power generation future, but to prompt a conversation between the community and governments.

See this week's Transcontinental for more.

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