New deal to support reliable energy supply

CleanCo has secured a new deal with Senex for the supply of gas to Swanbank E gas-fired power station in 2022, a move that will ensure Queenslanders continue to benefit from reliable and affordable low-emission energy.

The one-year agreement will see 2.55 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas supplied from Senex’s Atlas operation, 20km south-west of Wandoan, to CleanCo’s highly efficient 385MW Swanbank E gas-fired power station via the Roma-Brisbane pipeline.

CleanCo Queensland CEO Dr Maia Schweizer said the gas supplied by Senex would support CleanCo in continuing to provide customers with reliable low-emission energy.

“Swanbank E plays a critical role in our portfolio, enabling us to provide reliable, low-emissions energy even when there is no sun or wind, and can be called upon at short notice to keep power affordable during periods of high demand. 

“This partnership with Senex means we can continue to blend flexible and responsive gas-fired generation with low cost wind and solar energy in order to offer low-emission energy at a competitive price to our customers.

“We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Senex into 2022 as we work towards our goal of supporting Queensland’s transition to 50 per cent renewables by 2030,” Dr Schweizer said.

Read the Senex media release here.