Monday, December 5, 2016

Australia: Winton Geothermal Power Plant Nears Completion

Great Artesian Basin geothermal energy boosts coffers for Outback councils (The Courier Mail)

Outback councils are on the verge of a potential renewable energy windfall as plans to save up to $150 million through geothermal power start to become a reality.

Five western Queensland councils have lined up to tap into the Great Artesian Basin for geothermal energy as Australia’s largest Binary Organic Rankine Cycle power plant at Winton nears completion.

The plant, expected to become operational by early next year, will convert heat into energy from the basin’s naturally occurring hot water supply.