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Horizon Power signs gas supply contract with Shell to generate regional electricity

Horizon Power has signed a gas sales agreement with Shell Energy Australia to secure gas for use in regional electricity generation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Horizon will purchase up to 4.3 petajoules of gas from Shell over a two-year period.

Horizon Power will use the gas to feed some of its power systems across more than 2.3 million square kilometres, the largest geographical catchment of any power provider in Australia.

Horizon Power Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Unwin said this agreement will ensure Horizon Power continues to deliver reliable and efficient electricity supplies to more than 110,000 homes, communities and businesses in regional and remote Western Australia.

“We are very pleased to enter this partnership with Shell which will provide certainty for our energy generation portfolio, and broaden our supplier base, allowing us to maintain reliable and affordable energy for our network customers,” Ms Unwin said.

Shell Energy Australia supplies customers from Shell’s gas portfolio, which includes supply from Shell’s participation in the Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon facilities and Woodside-operated North West Shelf facilities in Western Australia.

 

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Horizon Power media contact: Katina Bowie 0458 800 042 or [email protected]

Shell Australia Media Relations: 0417 007 344

About Horizon Power

Horizon Power is the West Australian Government’s regional and remote power provider.  We are passionate about what we do, and strive to ensure our customers receive safe and reliable power to their homes, businesses and communities.

Our people and their families live in many of the regional and remote communities they service and support.  Spanning some 2.3 million square kilometres, this makes us responsible for the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider.

We operate 38 power systems delivering power to more than 110,000 homes, communities and businesses. This includes 32 microgrids tailored to meet the unique needs of some of the most isolated and remote communities in the world.

Horizon Power is making significant investments in developing its renewable energy capability and expertise.  It currently has a number of initiatives underway exploring new and innovative ways of providing our customers with more sustainable, affordable power.

For more information visit www.horizonpower.com.au