LEIGH Creek Energy (LCK) and Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group have plans to extend their Heads of Agreement (HoA) relating to the joint development of a gas fired power station in South Australia.
The HoA was announced on April 6, 2016 and is set to formally expire next month, but LCK received a letter from Shanghai Electric expressing its intentions to prolong the agreement.
Shanghai Electric plans to expand the scope of the project to include a combination of gas and high-efficiency coal with solar or wind power, creating a low emissions baseload energy supply.
The project aims to provide a medium and long-term solution to the state’s ongoing power issues.
LCK Chief Executive Officer Phil Staveley said the reconfirmation of the partnership could never be more important to South Australia as it is now.
”The ongoing development of this significant infrastructure project continues to mature as we move to deliver a low carbon emission and long-term, reliable power supply option for South Australia,” Mr Staveley said.
Shanghai Electric believes the power project has the potential to form a long-term baseload power supply for South Australia.