Power and Water Corporation

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Power and Water Corporation
Type Electricity and Water Supplier
Headquarters Darwin, Australia
Area served Northern Territory
Owner(s) Government of the Northern Territory
Website powerwater.com.au

Power and Water Corporation is a Northern Territory Government owned corporation in the Northern Territory. Power and Water is the Northern Territory's premier provider of electricity, water and sewerage services. The Power and Water Corporation was formed on 1 July 2002, taking over from the former government utility Power and Water Authority. Power and Water became the first Government – owned corporation in the Northern Territory. The corporation has more than 142,120 customers.

Electricity[edit]

Power and Water owns eight minor power stations. These include the Channel Island Power Station, on Darwin Harbour’s Middle Arm which is the largest power station in the Northern Territory and the Ron Goodin Power Station at Alice Springs, the 2nd largest power station. The Katherine Power Station and the Berrimah Power Station are linked to the Channel Island Power Station. The DarwinKatherine system links from the Channel Island Power Station to Berrimah and Katherine power stations. Other power stations in the territory include the McArthur River Power Station, the Tennant Creek Power Station, the Brewer Estate Power Station and the Yulara Power Station.

A new power plant, the Weddell Power Station, is currently near completion. The first two generators came on line in 2008–2009. The third generator is due to be completed in 2011–2012. When the power station is fully operational, it will add 30% capacity to Darwin's power supply.[1]

Water[edit]

Stuart Park Water Tower

The corporation is also responsible for management of sewerage and the major water catchments in the region. Water is mainly stored in the largest dam, The Darwin River Dam which holds up to 90% of Darwin's water supply. For many years, Darwin's principal water supply came from Manton Dam.

Darwin River Dam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weddell Power Station". Power and Water Corporation. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 

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