In addition, Aurora will deliver 495 gigawatt-hours of power annually – providing fully dispatchable baseload electricity to the network.
It will also supply 100 per cent of the South Australian Government’s electricity load from 2020. This is after it won a competitive tender process.
The project will also supply the broader market, enhancing competition and putting downward pressure on power prices.
In September 2016 the South Australian Government launched a tender process to procure 75 per cent of its long-term power supply in order to attract a new competitor into the electricity market, increasing competition and putting downward pressure on power prices.
The AU$650 million plant would have been the biggest of its kind in the world and was approved to incorporate eight hours of storage or 1100 megawatts-hours.