ERM Power signs offtake agreement for wind farm project in SA

ERM Power (ASX: EPW) has signed two Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) offtake agreements with Nexif Energy, supporting construction of the 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. ERM Power Managing Director & CEO Jon Stretch said it was gratifying…

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ERM Power (ASX: EPW) has signed two Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) offtake agreements with Nexif Energy, supporting construction of the 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.

ERM Power Managing Director & CEO Jon Stretch said it was gratifying to support a project which had been a long time in development and which delivered new renewable sources of energy in Australia.

“We’re helping deliver new wind and solar energy into the system like this Nexif Energy wind project due to commence construction west of Port Augusta this year,” he said.

“ERM Power delivers 20% of the energy fuelling business, government and industrials in Australia, which has enabled us to underpin the construction of new renewable infrastructure,” Mr Stretch said.

The agreement with Nexif will see ERM Power purchase LGCs produced by the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in coming years. This is one of the two renewables projects flagged by ERM Power in its half-year financial results in February.

Additionally, in March ERM Power announced it had signed a power and LGC offtake agreement with Edify Energy to underpin construction of the 58MW large-scale Hamilton Solar Farm in regional Queensland. ERM Power will purchase all of the energy and LGCs produced by the Hamilton Solar Farm.

Mr Stretch said today’s announcement further reinforced the Company’s commitment to supporting the growth of renewable sources of energy in Australia.

“Reducing emissions from the electricity sector is an important part of a long-term plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.

“The need for an orderly transition to low emissions electricity generation is obvious. There is a huge opportunity and responsibility to get the transition from fossil fuels to renewables right, given the significant impact on the energy market, economy, jobs and our environment.”

Mr Stretch said that energy efficiency was a critical part of this transition, helping businesses and households save money while delivering benefits such as energy productivity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Nexif Energy media release can be found here.

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TPalmer@ermpower.com.au

About ERM Power
ERM Power is an Australian energy company operating electricity sales, generation and energy solutions businesses. The Company has grown to become the second largest electricity provider to commercial businesses and industrials in Australia by load[1] with operations in every state and the Australian Capital Territory. A growing range of energy solutions products and services are being delivered, including lighting and energy efficiency software and data analytics, to the Company’s existing and new customer base. ERM Power also sells electricity in several markets in the United States. The Company operates 497 megawatts of low emission, gas-fired peaking power stations in Western Australia and Queensland.
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[1] Based on ERM Power analysis of latest published information

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