Port Augusta's solar thermal setback

Alinta's plan to revitalise its Port Augusta power plants with solar thermal has received a blow with ARENA funding for a feasibility study not forthcoming under the terms Alinta sought.

Federal backing for Alinta Energy’s proposed solar thermal addition to its Port Augusta coal-fired power stations will not be forthcoming – at least not any time soon.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency advised Alinta this week that it had not been successful in its request for funding of a full feasibility study.

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