Pilbara Energy Generation Power Station

Closed 9 Jun 2020

Opened 3 Jun 2020

Overview

PEG proposes to construct and operate 14 new gas-fired reciprocating engines with a combined maximum installed capacity of 165 MW. It is expected the average annual throughput of the facility will be approximately 150 MW.

The 165 MW power station is expected to result in 609,696 tCO2-e.

The proposed PEG power station is located next to the existing Solomon power station and replaces the need for 221 MW power at Iron Bridge, which would have resulted in 1,196,423 tCO2-e.

FMG have submitted a S45C application for Ministerial Statement 993 to remove the 221MW Iron Bridge power station from that project.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals