Four years after alarming predictions by former Chief Minister Adam Giles for the electricity supply in Alice Springs, 10 new gas fired engines bought by his government are still not up to speed. Tim Brands, from RePower Alice Springs, asks why. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 1:15pm July 16: Reply from TGen CEO Tim Duignan.
While the Granites gold mines get no help from the NT Government with it massive power bills, the Ayers Rock Resort – the major competitor of Alice Springs in the tourism market – is subsidised by the public. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Henderson Labor government saddled the Territory taxpayer with a deal ending in 2035 to buy gas, which it may not need, from an Italian company at a time when it seems hard to read the fickle market a fortnight ahead, let alone 15 years. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Paul Henderson (centre) with Labor candidates (from left) Adam Findlay, Rowan Foley and Deborah Rock and a journalist.